• Gold Shovel Standard DIGGING AWARENESS

    Course Number: GSS101

    Developed with input from a cross-sector of industries, Locate Management's new online Digging Awareness (GSS101) 1-2 hour course is intended to teach individuals of the hazards and safety requirements associated with ground disturbance or excavation activities. This e-learning  course introduces the student to the PROPPER Phases of Safe Digging and some of the key legislation and steps necessary to safely perform a ground disturbance (excavation).

    This online program meets or exceeds the standard needed to qualify under the Gold Shovel  Standard and is recognized by GSS.

    Included in this Gold Shovel Standard Digging Awareness training course: Online quizzes. Certificate and wallet card issued upon successful completion.

    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 Gold Shovel Standard Digging Awareness training course.

    Learning Outcomes

    By taking the online Digging Awareness training course, you will gain an appreciation of the following topics:

    • Introduction to Digging Awareness
    • Damage Prevention - Why It Is Important
    • Ground Disturbance and Excavation
    • Facilities, Damage and Stakeholders
    • Requirements Prior to Ground Disturbance
    • The Notification Process
    • Locating and Identifying Buried Facilities
    • Hand Exposure and Hand Expose Zones
    • Ground Disturbance Safety Procedures
    • Plan, Review and Organize
    • Perform Locates and Pre-Excavate
    • Excavate and Restore
    • Incidents and Damage Prevention Procedures


    Digging Awareness Brochure


    Retail price $34.95 CAD.

    Upon purchase of the course, an email with access instructions will be sent within 1 business day.

    For bulk pricing, email info@locatemanagement.com or call toll free 844-568-7246.



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