Duration: 8 Hours
The ground disturbance course is presented in a logical sequence – from the pre-planning stage to the actual dig – and highlights the “musts” compared to the “shoulds.” Participants learn how to clarify sources when searching for underground facilities, providing notification to the facility owner and receiving owner notification.
Participants gain an understanding of the necessary approvals/crossing agreements and regulations necessary before creating a ground disturbance. They learn to create a plot plan/site drawing, gain an understanding of line locating and learn about types of exposure. Participants will also learn how to do a backfill inspection, as well as how to use permits and conduct pre-job meetings. Emergency response plans and what to do in case an underground facility is contacted are also covered.