This Utility Safety Partners (USP Formerly known as ABCGA) endorsed Ground Disturbance Level 2 for Supervisors course is designed for supervisors and anyone who is involved in, or needs a strong understanding of ground disturbance procedures. It provides an in-depth understanding of ground disturbance legislation, safe work procedures, and the damage prevention process. SafetyVantage is a strong supporter of, and encourages all trainees to visit, Click Before You Dig to assist in safely identify buried utility lines before breaking ground.
Course topics include:
Understanding ground disturbance
The process: o Pre-job planning o Investigating buried facility information sources o Notifications and approvals o Locates and markers o Exposing buried facilities o Backfilling
Consequences of damaging buried facilities
To successfully complete the course, learners have 3 attempts to achieve 80% or higher on the exam. Upon completion the learner receives a Certificate of Achievement that is valid for 3 years from the date of completion. Online duration subject to student capabilities.
SafetyVantage’s executive team have been members of the USP – Utility Safety Partnerssince 2008 and have, throughout their involvement, been active participants, proponents and supporters in developing an online course standard for industry.
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