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Ground Disturbance for Workers

~1 h and 20 minutes

Course description

Ground disturbance occurs whenever workers perform an operation that disturbs the earth. Such activities present a number of unique risks, including cave-ins, contact with underground facilities, electrocution, and others. Employees involved in ground disturbance must undergo safety training to learn about the hazards associated with such work and how these accidents can be prevented.

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Accepted Across Entire Canada

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Yukon
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nunavut
  • Canada

Employees across different industries routinely perform ground disturbance operations, which puts them at significant risk. Activities include digging and trenching, drilling and augering, peat removal, quarrying, plowing, as well as clearing and grading. Depending on the equipment that is used, workers may be exposed to additional hazards. Drilling rig operators, for instance, can get caught beneath the vehicle and suffer irreparable injury.

Ground Disturbance for Workers aims to familiarize workers with the dangers of disturbing the earth, especially where underground facilities, pipes, or electrical equipment are involved. The description of risks is followed by measures that can be implemented to reduce the latter.

All workers who are involved in ground disturbance projects, including supervisors, vehicle operators, and project planners can benefit from Ground Disturbance course. The course is a suitable and affordable option for companies looking to adhere to the latest safety standards, but can also be purchased individually by potential and existing employees.

Certain industries are more likely to require Ground Disturbance for Workers. These include:

  • Oil & Gas,
  • Energy & Electricity,
  • Seismic,
  • Mining,
  • Construction,
  • Agriculture & Food.

Across all Canadian jurisdictions, it is the legal obligation of businesses to ensure the safety of their employees. As such, employers are required to implement Ground Disturbance for Workers who are routinely involved in ground disturbance operations.

The employee, on the other hand, must undergo all modules of the training program and acquire the necessary information to maintain their own safety at work. Those who are not yet hired can also complete this course as a way to familiarize themselves with ground disturbance procedures and improve their CVs.

To complete this training program, you must be able to define ground disturbance and outline the regulations that define this type of work. You must also demonstrate knowledge of ground disturbance hazards and preventative measures that can be implemented to avoid different accidents. Finally, you must understand the need to have and the benefits of having particular documentation on a ground disturbance site.

Employees involved in ground disturbance operations should complete this course on a yearly basis. Accidents in this sector can be debilitating or even fatal, which is why it is essential for all employees to remain up to date with the latest safety protocols.

Ground Disturbance for Workers is often acquired together with Personal Protective Equipment, Powerline Safety, and Heat Stress Prevention.

For a complete bundle of safety courses required for your specific line of work, please visit our industry-related pages and select your job from the list. The programs included there are designed to offer comprehensive safety training at an affordable, discounted price.

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Introduction to Ground Disturbance

Throughout this module you will learn about Ground Disturbance Projects, Buried Facilities and the Hazards of Ground Disturbance Activities.


Ground Disturbance Process & Worker Safety

In this module you will learn about: Buried facilities and how to locate them, Pre-job Meetings, Assessing the hazards of ground disturbance projects & Safe work practices and measures to protect workers.


Ground Disturbance Damage Prevention

Throughout this module you will learn about the regulatory responsibilities of primary and secondary parties including Project Owner, Ground Disturbance Supervisor, Ground Disturber and Locator Responsibilities.

WHY CHOOSE eSafetyFirst

Hassle-free online training

eSafetyFirst is the convenient, hassle-free online training solution for anyone who needs fast Ground Disturbance for Workers training or re-training. This course isn’t your average, bland workplace safety course that workers forget.

Each module is engaging, memorable, and fun! Workers can finish the course AND exam the SAME DAY or go at their own pace. Employers benefit from our bulk pricing and fast, simple training.

Employees can get their practice out of the way fast and have fun doing it!

Employer Discounts

1-3 workers$36.95/worker You save 26%
4-7 workers$32.95/worker You save 34%
8-12 workers$28.95/worker You save 42%
13-20 workers$24.95/worker You save 50%
21-50 workers$20.95/worker You save 58%
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