Trusted By Thousands of Organizations
Ground Disturbance for Workers
Developed with input from a cross-sector of industries, this online Digging Awareness (SD102) course is intended to teach individuals of the hazards and safety requirements associated with ground disturbance or excavation activities. This e-learning course introduces the student to the PROPPER Phases of Safe Digging and some of the key legislation and steps necessary to safely perform a ground disturbance (excavation).
Included in this Digging Awareness training course: Online quizzes. Certificate and wallet card issued upon successful completion.
Who Should Take This Course?
All individuals, including supervisors, ground disturbers, excavators, project managers, and workers, who work in the ground disturbance (excavation) industry will benefit from this e-learning Digging Awareness training course.
By taking the online Digging Awareness training course, you will gain an appreciation of the following topics:
- Introduction to Safe Digging
- Legislation and Damage Prevention
- Stakeholders and Damage Prevention
- Information Sources and Visual Inspection
- Hazards, Obstacles and Safety
- Locating and Marking
- Type of Incidents and How to Prevent Them
|Average Duration: 1-2 Hours
|Printable Certificate Upon Completion
|Includes Plastic Proof Of Training Card
|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
1. An Introduction To Ground Disturbance
Lesson 1 introduces key terms related to ground disturbance, industry standards, and roles and responsibilities of people directly involved in ground disturbance.
2. Damage Prevention
The second lesson tackles damage prevention and its importance during ground disturbance activities. The module highlights organizations involved in damage prevention, training’s role in successful damage prevention, and some of the consequences when damages occur.
3. Damage Prevention Stakeholders
Lesson 3 outlines damage prevention stakeholders, their roles and responsibilities, and how they work together to promote a damage-free environment.
4. Pre-Disturbance Planning
This lesson covers key elements of a ground disturbance code of practice, typical hazards of a ground disturbance project and how to assess those hazards, and the value of the DIRT report. It finishes by reviewing approval requirements and organizations involved in issuing approvals.
5. Pre-Disturbance Preparation
Lesson 5 describes pre-disturbance searches, locates of the target area, and requirements for notifying stakeholders. This includes the role of one-call centres. This lesson also emphasizes the importance of maintaining accurate documentation of pre-disturbance preparation activities.
6. Disturbance Execution
The sixth lesson identifies key disturbance execution responsibilities and highlights the importance of effective communication including pre-job and tailgate meetings. It also reviews regulatory requirements around hand-expose zones and mechanical excavation.
7. Disturbance Closeout
This lesson describes backfilling requirements and notification responsibilities, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining appropriate documentation related to ground disturbance.
Bulk Discounts. Free Tools.
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.
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.
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.
Train the Trainer
Customize and control the learning experience of your staff or customers with our Train the Trainer offerings and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our lifetime complimentary update service.
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.
Deliver original content courses to your staff to address the unique hazards associated with your workplace.
Our team of industry leading instructional designers and subject matter experts are able to develop defensible, effective, and efficient training programs that you can deliver as elearning content, self-learning course books, reference materials for classroom teaching, or as an app that integrates with existing frameworks. Training programs can be something that is built from scratch, or modified using pre-existing course materials from our library or your own.