Ground Disturbance (Global) Level II Supervisor

This classroom program assessed to Alberta Common Ground Alliance Standard 201 Ground Disturbance – Supervisory and is endorsed by the ABCGA

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Program Cost – $200.00 plus GST

Ground Disturbance Level II® is designed for any party that is supervising a ground disturbance, independently performing a ground disturbance, or issuing and receiving ground disturbance permits. The program ensures that Ground Disturbance Level II® personnel are familiar with, and fully understand, all the regulations and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place. The course is presented in a logical sequence – from the pre-planning stage to the actual dig – and highlights the “‘musts” compared to the “shoulds”. Ground Disturbance Level II® is the standardized program recognized by industry regulators. Participants learn how to clarify sources when searching for underground facilities, provide notification to the facility owner and receive owner notification. Participants gain an understanding of the necessary approvals/crossing agreements and regulations necessary before creating a ground disturbance. They learn to create a plot plan/site drawing, gain an understanding of line locating and learn about types of exposure. Participants will also learn how to do a back-fill inspection, as well as how to use permits and conduct pre-job meetings. Emergency response plans and what to do in case an underground facility is contacted are also covered.

Objectives are tested by written competency exam. Certification, valid for three years, is issued upon completion of objectives.This course is assessed to the ABCGA Standard 201 Ground Disturbance – Supervisory.

Program Length: 8 hours

Program Topics:

  • What is Ground Disturbance?
  • What is an Underground Facility?
  • Code of Practice for Ground Disturbances
  • Undertaking a Ground Disturbance
  • Sources for Finding Underground Facilities
  • Notification to Facility Owner
  • Approvals/Crossing Agreements
  • Regulations
  • Line Locating
  • Exposure
  • Backfill Inspections
  • Permits and Pre-job Meetings
  • Emergency Response Plans

Class Size: Maximum 16

Course Materials:

  • EAPUOC Book
  • Provincial Acts and Regulations
  • Ground Disturbance Level II ®  Manual