Safety Training Program & Courses Online
Ground Disturbance Awareness 201

Ground Disturbance Awareness 201


150 minutes (approx.)



Ground Disturbance Awareness 201

This course is endorsed by Utility Safety Partners (USP), formerly the Alberta Common Ground Alliance

This online Utility Safety Partners (USP) endorsed course is designed for planners, managers, supervisors, and employees who are required to develop, plan, or undertake any kind of ground disturbance.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of the damage prevention process
  • Outline ground disturbance stakeholder responsibilities
  • Identify and define ground disturbance
  • Describe hazards associated with ground disturbance
  • Identify approvals and permits that may be required
  • Explain how to search for, locate, and identify buried facilities
  • Describe methods for exposing buried facilities
  • Outline the procedures to follow if damage is caused or found

This Ground Disturbance 201 course contains the same course content and examination criteria as a classroom delivered course that has been endorsed to the Utility Safety Partners (USP) Ground Disturbance 201 Standard.