Ground Disturbance Training Online

Ground Disturbance Training Online

Employees who are involved in ground disturbance need training to know about the hazards and how to work safely in this particular environment.

Course Duration
30 minutes



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In Ground Disturbance Training you and your workers will learn about ground disturbance, what it means and how to identify the hazards. You will learn how to protect yourself, protect the workers around you and, prevent damage to underground structures.

Who Needs Ground Disturbance Training Online?

Workers who are directly involved in ground disturbance operations

Course Outline

About Ground Disturbance

  • Definition
  • Code of Practice
  • Regulations

Hazards of Ground Disturbance

  • Electrical shock
  • Explosion
  • High-pressure releases (e.g. jetting)
  • Spills or releases of chemicals
  • Excavation cave-ins and engulfments
  • Equipment movement and contact
  • Laser exposure from fibre optic/communication cable
  • Struck by/struck against heavy equipment. Exposure to falling loads

Buried Facilities

  • Definition
  • Examples
  • Hits/contacts

Safety Procedures and Equipment

  • Hazard Assessment/Pre-Job Meeting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Protective systems

Emergency Response Planning

  • Identify potential emergencies
  • Alarm and emergency communication
  • When to stop activities
  • Emergency equipment
  • Training
  • First aid
  • Rescue and evacuation procedures
  • Contact information

Safe Ground Disturbance Process

  • Pre-job meeting
  • Risk assessment
  • Information sources to identify buried facilities
  • Visual inspection
  • Agreements and approvals
  • Notifications
  • Locate, mark, map
  • Exposure and inspection
  • Competent person
  • Training
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