Digging Awareness

Developed with input from a cross-sector of industries, Locate Management's new online Digging Awareness (SD101) 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 has utilized elements of our Safe Digging course which has been assessed and endorsed by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance against ABCGA Standard 201, Ground Disturbance – Supervisory.

Included in this 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 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 Safe Digging 20 min
  Legislation and Damage Prevention 25 min
  Stakeholders and Damage Prevention 30 min
  Information Sources and Visual Inspection 25 min
  Hazards, Obstacles and Safety 30 min
  Locating and Marking 15 min
  Type of Incidents and How to Prevent Them 30 min


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