Designed for effective implementation of an organization’s damage prevention program this Ground Disturbance course covers all relevant regulatory requirements, industry best practices, and other damage prevention techniques.
Ben Snyman, CEO & Founder
February 16, 2017 – Calgary, Ab – SafetyVantage Inc.
Every year, thousands of buried facilities are accidentally damaged across Canada. It’s not a new phenomenon – a water main break, an electrical outage in one neighborhood or another. You might even see it on the news; a pipeline leaks and affects the radius of farmland, the local wildlife, and the neighboring town. It happens, and most us don’t even take notice. However, these incident’s effects aren’t always so easily brushed off. They can lead to significant environmental impact, injury, and even death.
The best way to mitigate such risk is to implement a damage prevention program. This helps to prevent damage to buried infrastructure, injuries, fatalities, and negative environmental impact. SafetyVantage’s online course covers all relevant regulatory requirements, industry best practices, and other damage prevention techniques. It’s designed to assist in the effective implementation and maintenance of an organization’s damage prevention program, including its supporting practices.
Quick Facts – Ground Disturbance Basics:
A ground disturbance is any work, operation, or activity that results in a disturbance of the earth, or that result in a reduction of the initial installation cover over a buried facility. This industry-adopted term is an inclusive catch-all for activities that disturb the ground, replacing the narrower term, excavation. According to CSA Z247 Damage Prevention for the Protection of Underground Infrastructure, you’re disturbing the ground if you’re: