Ground Disturbance Level II

The course is presented in a logical sequence – from the pre-planning stage to the actual disturbance. Participants learn how to clarify sources when searching for underground facilities, provide notification to the facility owner and receive owner notification. Emergency response plans and what to do in case an underground facility is contacted are also covered. Based on Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance Best practices.


Classroom Training Content


The purpose of a ground disturbance
Locators & locating buried facilities
Ground disturbance documentation
Tracking & reconciling buried facilities
Safely preparing & undergoing a ground disturbance
Communicating safety information to your team
Responding safely to contacted or damaged buried facilities
Ground disturbance regulations & requirements




After successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:



  • Define the different types of ground disturbance

  • Conduct hazard assessments

  • Conduct pre job safety meetings

  • Interpret maps & drawings of facilities

  • Identify buried facilities

  • Follow industry best practice for damage prevention

  • Document the ground disturbance


Duration & Location


Program includes both a theory and hands-on segment and may be conducted on-site at your facility or at one of our off-site training locations.


Program Includes



  • Written examination

  • Record of training report to employer

  • Individual wallet certificates upon successful completion of course