Safe Digging - Supervisory Ground Disturbance

Safe Digging - Supervisory Ground Disturbance

Developed with input from a cross-sector of industries, Locate Management's new online Safe Digging - Supervisory Ground Disturbance (SD201) 1 day (up to 8 hours) course is aimed at developing advanced ground disturbance (excavation) skills and attitudes. This e-learning supervisory level ground disturbance training course, built to meet the ABCGA Ground Disturbance 201 Standard, explains the necessary process to plan and safely perform a ground disturbance (excavation) as per applicable regulatory federal and provincial/state requirements, acts and industry best practices.


This online program has been assessed by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance against Ground Disturbance 201 Standard, and is endorsed by the ABCGA. 

Included in this supervisory Level 201 ground disturbance training course: Online quizzes and a final exam. Certificate and wallet card issued upon successful completion.

Who Should Take This Course?

Anyone who is responsible for locating underground utilities will benefit from this e-learning locator training course.

Learning Outcomes

By taking this online utility locator training course, you will gain an understanding 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
  Hydrovacing and Facility Verification 30 min
  Safe Excavation 30 min
  The PROPPER Phases of Safe Digging 15 min
  Type of Incidents and How to Prevent Them 30 min


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