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Safe Trenching, Excavation & Ground Disturbance

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This one-day course is designed for individuals who plan, supervise or perform trenching, excavation or ground disturbance activities. This course focuses on effective communication, specific responsibilities for all stakeholders, and the use of hazard assessment and control procedures for safe excavating and the prevention of damage to buried facilities.

ABCGA (Alberta Common Ground Alliance) Standard 201, Ground Disturbance – Supervisory certification will be issued on the successful completion of classroom testing. 

Course topics include:

  • types of ground disturbances
  • Alberta One-Call and the damage prevention process in Alberta
  • relevant legislation
  • soil terminology and classifications
  • cutbacks, shoring and protective structures
  • hazard assessment and controls
  • overhead power lines
  • pipelines and crossing agreements
  • environmental protection and assessment
  • Emergency Response Planning


this course has a written, closed-book exam component. Participants must achieve a minimum score of 70% for course certification.



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To request a refund or transfer, notification must be received two (2) business days prior to scheduled course date or payment will be forfeited.

Using the student entrance please check the board/TV screen and report to your assigned classroom. Check-in starts at 7:30 am. The course begins at 8:00 am.
Government-issued photo ID is required for course attendance.
Safe Trenching, Excavation, and Ground Disturbance


Member:$60.00 ea. Associate Member:$75.00 ea.Non-member:$375.00 ea.

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