FOR SUPERVISORS (201 / Level 2)


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Supervisory Training (201 / Level 2)

This Ground Disturbance For Supervisors certification program (also commonly referred to as “201” or “Level 2”) is intended to help you develop advanced excavation, locating, marking, and communication skills and attitudes. This course also explains the necessary process to plan and safely perform all job actions as per applicable regulatory requirements, acts, and industry best practices. This training is intended for anyone who requires a stronger understanding of ground disturbance hazards and procedures, or anyone acting in a supervisory role.

The online course will include 8 modules designed to encompass all supervisor and worker level job requirements. There is a final exam requiring a passing grade of 80%, which is required to earn your certificate of completion. Your certificate is available to download in wallet card and diploma formats. It is also available as a more durable plastic wallet certificate.

Trainees in Alberta also have the option to take this Ground Disturbance course in-class at our Calgary or Edmonton locations.

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 supervisory ground disturbance training course.

This certification is valid for 3 years. Proof of training certificates are issued immediately upon completion as a printable wallet card, wall diploma, and digital certificate. More durable plastic wallet cards are also available.

Additional site specific or hazard specific training is also available.  Our advisory services team can also assist with program and policy development.

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Average Duration: 6 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

Course Outline

1. An Introduction to Ground Disturbance

Lesson 1 defines ground disturbance and terms related to ground disturbance. It reviews the responsibilities of key stakeholders and finishes with an overview of legislative requirements and industry standards related to ground disturbance.

2. Damage Prevention

The second lesson explores key terms, organisations and publications associated with damage prevention. You learn how training supports damage prevention, how damages occur, and some of the consequences of damaging a buried facility.

3. Damage Prevention Stakeholders

Lesson 3 walks you through stakeholders in the damage prevention community and how they work together to promote a damage-free environment.

4. Pre-Disturbance Planning

Lesson 4 explains a ground disturbance code of practice and reviews a variety of regulatory requirements related to pre-ground disturbance planning. 

5. Pre-Disturbance Preparation

The fifth lesson reviews pre-disturbance ground search requirements related to buried facilities and their operators, including the role of one-call centres and locates.

6. Disturbance Execution

Lesson 6 identifies on-site disturbance execution responsibilities and highlights the importance of on-site documentation, effective communication, pre-job meetings 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 emphasises the importance of maintaining appropriate documentation related to ground disturbance.

8. Practical Exercise

This lesson builds on the knowledge gained from the course through a practical exercise where the learner takes on the role of a ground disturbance supervisor and answers a variety of questions related to a ground disturbance scenario.

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.

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Additional Services

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.

Consulting 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.

Program Authoring

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.