Ground disturbance happens routinely during many types of work for a wide variety of reasons. No matter what the method or reason for conducting a ground disturbance, this activity can present a variety of hazards that workers and organizations need to be aware of. The type of work, scope of project, location, time of year, weather conditions and many other factors can create further hazards or change the risk of expected ones.
Ensure that safety is always a critical priority for any ground disturbance activity. With proper training, attention and experience, each hazard can be safely navigated and each job completed without incident.
The Saskatchewan Safety Council offers two Ground Disturbance courses:
Ground Disturbance Level 1:
Primarily intended for workers that may encounter ground disturbance activities throughout their work.
- What a ground disturbance is
- Legislative requirements
- Industry best practice
- What to do before you start a project and why
- What to do at the site
- Understanding the capabilities and limitations of line locating
- Understanding how to stay safe around different soil types
Course Duration: 1/2 Day
Ground Disturbance Level 2:
Primarily intended for supervisors, equipment operators, owners and consultants that may require further information on risk management during ground disturbance activities.
The objectives of this course are to provide further information on:
- Understanding Crossing Agreements
- When are Permits required
- the importance Safe Work Practices
- Considering Emergency Response
Course Duration: 1 Day (Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2)
To request a course for your company or for more information, please contact us.
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