Hydrovacing and Facility Verification

Online Training Course


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1- 4 39.95/unit
5 - 9 $36.95/unit
10 - 24 $33.95/unit
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Hydrovacing and Facility Verification Online Training

This course was created to give hydrovac workers and supervisors a safe and effective overview of the operating procedures and regulations for using hydrovac equipment on a job site. The course covers a number of topics including emergency response operations, hydrovac excavation techniques, facility identification methods, and safe operating procedures.

There are 6 chapters and a final exam in this online training course. Once you pass your exam, you may print your certificates of completion (wallet & wall sized).

Training may be paused or resumed at any time, is fully narrated, and includes interactive exercises to ensure understanding of course content.

Who needs this course

This course is designed to provide an overall understanding and safe working knowledge of hydrovacing operations and should be taken by anyone working with hydrovacing operations, or will be around hydrovacing equipment on the worksite.

*This certificate is valid for 3 years. Individuals or employers may use their best judgment to set their own expiration period.

Average Duration: 4 Hours
Printable Certificate Upon Completion
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Canada
Valid for 3 Years*
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Live Student Support
Permanent Record of Training
User Management Tools Available

Course Outline

1. Proper Hydrovac procedures

Lesson one provides an overview of what hydrovacing is, how the machines operate, their limitations, and proper safety procedures to follow while the vacuum is in operation.

2. Hydrovac slots at facility crossings

Lesson two explains the different types of hydrovac slots that can be used to confirm the distance between facilities, usually using excavation equipment. As well, you will go over the proper safeguard procedures for hydrovacing slots.

3. Hydrovac procedures for trenchless crossings

Lesson three overviews the main types of trenchless crossings, including boring, augering, tunneling, and directional drilling. As well as the proper procedures for each crossing type.

4. Hydrovac Advantages and Disadvantages

Lesson four explains the advantages and disadvantages of using hydrovacing as the main excavation method for uncovering underground utilities, and the different types of excavation methods that can be done with a hydrovac.

5. Hydrovac procedures for spills and leaks

Lesson five shows you what to do in case of a leak or spill while hydrovacing, and how to properly identify when one has occurred. The course also covers the proper way to monitor and identify potential leaks before they are uncovered.

6. Facility identification and verification

Lesson six goes in-depth on identifying underground facilities and verifying their physical locations, diameter, depth, their housing materials, and the utilities they carry.

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Depending on how many training credits you purchase, you may receive a discount. Once purchased, training credits may be used to assign training to users in your account or held for future use.

In addition to the training that you purchase, you will also have access to a number of free training management tools. These tools allow you to add and manage users in your account, distribute training courses, view training progress, print certificates, view records of training, and create customized certification reports to ensure your users are always in compliance.

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We put our team of professionals to work to build solutions that improve results, save time, relieve your budget and keep your people safe. In addition to our training programs, we also provide Consulting Services, Train The Trainer Solutions, Course Authoring, and Integration services.

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It is our mandate to develop plans and programs that meet the unique needs and environments where staff carry out their work on a daily basis, creating customized programs that deal with risks specifically for each situation.

Our consulting services include OHS Auditing, Safety Policy Development, Procedure Writing, Training Needs Analysis, Safety Inspections, Job Safety & Hazard Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Fall Prevention & Detection.

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These packages educate new trainers on how to deliver in-person training to adult learners. Packages include Instructor Certification courses, expanded reference manuals, ready to customize classroom presentations, exam templates, certificates, and participant guides for students.

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