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Ground Disturbance Standard 201 is the Level 2 Supervisory program, recognized by the ABCGA committee (Utility Safety Partners in Alberta). This dynamic program is a 6.5 to 8 hour Global program. It meets the requirements of the Pipeline legislation in Alberta as well as including Alberta OHSA part 32. BC and Saskatchewan legislation can be covered, if requested in advance.
Alternatively, the 101 Ground Disturbance 1 is available in classroom or online, upon request.
This classroom-based seminar is a theory program. It includes Crossing Agreements, Work permits, CER, Alberta Pipeline Act and Rules. Videos as well as classroom- based exercises on ground disturbances are included.
A temporary ticket is awarded, followed by a 3-year wallet card after successful completion on exam. Global Training Centre certifies this seminar, under the auspices of Allstar Enviro Safety instructors who are master trainers.
These courses are also available as online courses –
Ground Disturbance level 1 (101 standard)https://www.safetyclasses.ca/online-course/ground-disturbance-awareness-online-course/
Ground Disturbance level 2 (201 standard)
6.5 hour plus
Please call us for class schedules, location and other information at 403 2141558. An online version of the 201 standard is also available upon request. Note that a webcam is used for security on the online programs, in order to attain the 201 (Ground Disturbance 2) standard.
Allstar Enviro Safety Registration Policies
AllstarEnviroSafety greatly values your business. In order to provide consistency and equality for all our students and clients, exceptions to the following policies will not be offered.
COVID 19 Policy
Please do not attend the class if you have COVID 19 symptoms. Wearing masks is optional and at your own discretion.
Refund / Transfer and No Show Policies:
To be eligible for a full refund or to transfer to a new course, notification in writing, must be received no less than five (5)business days prior to the start date (excluding the day of the course).
If you are ill, a medical note can be sent for credit or course date transfer, upon our discretion. No shows without 5 days written notice or late arrivals (over 15 minutes) will not be refunded.
On-line Courses - All registrations are final and no Refunds are available.
AllstarEnviro Safety Course Cancellations:
AllstarEnviroSafety reserves the right to cancel classes. Cancellation notices are via email or phone. In the unlikely event that your training course does not take place after your booking has been confirmed, we will make every effort to reschedule the course and you will be offered an alternative date to take the course issued.
Blended first aid courses can not be refunded. Once the link is sent to a client, we cannot obtain a refund from the First aid institution.
A course prerequisite: any requirement a program identifies as necessary for a student to have successfully completed before taking the course. For example, H2S Alive, Common Safety Orientation and Ground Disturbance require that you bring government issued picture i.d. to the class. For recertification of CPR and First Aid, H2S Alive Blended Renewal. It is a requirement to send us the ticket to prove that the card has not expired yet.
It is the right of AllstarEnviro Safety and/or the instructor to cancel a student's registration in a course if the student has not satisfied the published prerequisites for the course. Failure to provide proof of prerequisites on the day of the training will result in a full forfeit of course fees. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing and adhering to course prerequisites.
Third Party Registrations and Payments (companies, parents, spouses, friend, etc.)
As a third-party registrant, you agree to these policies on behalf of the student. It is the third party’s responsibility to ensure that all communication for the program is received by the student. AllstarEnviroSafety will not release any of the Student’s personal information, to the third party without the Student’s prior written consent including grades, or copies of tickets.
Some risk is inherent in all courses. Many programs include lifting, hanging from a tripod, putting on breathing apparatus, rescuing and doing compressions repeatedly. By enrolling and participating in these courses, it is understood that you are aware of this element of risk and accept it as an integral part of the activity. For those of you with any limitations, please identify them at the time of registration so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.
Cell phones, Cameras and Electronic devices
For the protections of our student’s privacy, the use of personal electronic devices for recording, photographing and video purposes is strictly prohibited. Please use electronic devices respectfully in all areas.
Our programs require a certain level of literacy and a grasp of the English language to pass. Most programs do not accommodate an oral exam. In addition, please bring your necessary hearing aids and glasses so that the student can grasp the program being delivered.
AllstarEnviroSafety strives to provide our students with a safe and appropriate environment to facilitate learning. If AllstarEnviro Safety staff determine that a student’s behavior is disruptive or threatening, the staff may take any action he or she deems prudent to protect themselves. This can include discussing the matter with the student, asking the student to leave or calling the police.
About Ground Disturbance
Ground Disturbance in Canada
Ground disturbance is a common, yet potentially hazardous, activity. It can damage underground utilities, structures, and subsurface features. Some of the most dangerous hazards are to workers because they can fall into excavations or become trapped by moving machinery or materials. Other risks are fire, explosion, electric shock, and flooding. In some cases, workers may also sustain back injuries when they must lift heavy equipment.
To avoid ground disturbance accidents, you can take part in a Ground Disturbance Safety Training Program. It will provide you with information on the dangers of ground disturbance as well as safe excavation practices. The workshop will also cover underground utilities, how to avoid striking them, and regulations associated with ground disturbance. Popular Canadian courses include programs certified by Global Training in class and Aztec- online.
Underground utilities must be marked prior to excavation or ground disturbance, and the utility must be notified by calling 811 in the USA before removing the ground. These laws were further refined in Washington State in 2013. All 50 states have implemented a universal 811 phone number that asks utilities to identify and mark underground lines. You can also find out more about ground disturbance laws in your state through the Common Ground Alliance’s website. The CCGA is the Canadian Ground Alliance Association. The CGA is the North American Ground Alliance Association in the USA.
Code of practice
The Code of practice for ground disturbance is a set of industry-wide standards that are used to guide procedures and prevent damage to buried facilities. The BCCGA and Utility Safety Partners in Alberta work together to establish these standards and to educate the public about buried facilities. The two standards are intended to train supervisors and workers in the best practices of ground disturbance and damage prevention.
These standards require notification of intent to disturb the ground and the marking of any buried facilities. They also require the excavation and back filling of disturbed ground. The ground disturbance supervisor must also have a thorough understanding of the principles of ground disturbance. The regulations also detail the steps involved in ground disturbance, including how to restore the ground afterward.
A ground disturbance supervisor must be responsible for ensuring that safety standards are maintained. It is vital for contractors to follow a code of practice that identifies the hazards associated with confined spaces and reminds workers of special health and safety requirements.
In British Columbia, if you’re considering ground disturbance for any reason, you should be aware of the notification requirements. In order to avoid any legal issues and to ensure compliance, you should notify affected landowners before you break ground on their property. This includes those who own interests in tax notices, properties subject to rights-of-way or easements, and properties used for temporary work space or pipe and contractor yards.
If you plan to disturb the ground, you should contact the owners or operators of all buried facilities in the area of the disturbance. You should give them enough time to find and relocate the facility, which can take a few days, as per jurisdiction requirements. This is not only a legal requirement, but it also represents appropriate due diligence.
Before undertaking any ground disturbance, you must obtain written approval from the pipeline’s licensee. This approval is required for any activity within 5 m of the pipeline. If you’re not sure if a pipeline has a license, you should check the supervisors who understand licencing and the Pipeline Act and Pipeline Rules.
If you’re planning to disturb the ground during construction, it’s important to know where to contact in advance of any activities. Contacting Utility Safety Partners, a free communication service, can help ensure that any work doesn’t interfere with existing underground utilities. The provincial One-Call centres will gather project information and notify pipeline owners. If necessary, they’ll mark underground infrastructure.
The operator of the buried facility must assess the locate request and determine whether the disturbance will interfere with their facility. In these cases, they must notify the ground disturber within the advance notice period which should be documented. The operator will also make arrangements to mark the location of the facility.
Generally, ground disturbances have a few exceptions to the provisions, depending on the province. There are several reasons for this, including the safety of workers, damage to underground utilities, and the impact on surrounding properties. In most cases, damage can be prevented by following safe ground disturbance practices.