Course Details

8175Name: BC Ground Disturbance Seminar
This workshop is applicable for excavators, contractors, landscapers, developers, municipal crews, roadbuilders - ANYone digging near ANY underground infrastructure. Topics range from what permits are required before you excavate, who and when to contact at each company before you dig, how a locate works, how to best daylight pipes, how the One Call Centre works, what regulations you need to know to be compliant with law, how to avoid penalties and the latest Best Practices in Excavation. Each topic is presented by an expert in their field.
Accepted as Core for WWC - WD - WWT - WT - SWWS - SWS - For 0.60 CEUs
Course SMAs:
  1 Risk Assessment and Safe Work Procedures in Hazards & Controls for Safety

Organization: BC Common Ground Alliance
Instructor: Ronald D Enns

Course Topics & Objectives

1Why We're Here
  • Understand damages, consequences and best practices
2BC Common Ground Alliance
  • Introduction to BCCGA, membership, continuing education
3National Energy Board
  • Understand regulations for digging near federally-regulated pipelines
4BC Oil and Gas Commission
  • Understand regulations for digging near provincially-regulated pipelines
5BC Safety Authority
  • Understand legislation, rules and regulations, safety bulletins, fines
6WorkSafe BC
  • Rules & regulations, employer notice of incidents, accident investigati
7BC One Call - Call Before You Dig
  • What happens with a ticket when you call click or dial before you dig
8Panel Discussion - Facility Owner Permits & Processes
  • BC Hydro, Kinder Morgan, Municipality, Telus, Fortis discuss their process
9Locate 101
  • Basic theory of Locating, Methods of signal applications, marking & vis
  • Locating equipment – how it works & what a good/bad locate is, common
10Hydrovac 101
  • Basics of hydrovacing
11Locate Demo
  • Outside demonstration of locating equipment
12Hydrovac Demo
  • Outside demonstration of hydrovac equipment
13Safe Excavation Best Practices
  • Ground Disturbance Procedures & Best Practices
14Contractor Roundtable
  • Discussion

Course Agenda

Agenda ItemTime (Hours)
Why We are Here and Introduction to BCCGA0.50
Regulators - NEB, BCOGC, BCSA, WorkSafe BC1.25
BC One Call - Call Before You Dig1.00
Panel Discussion1.25
Locating and Hydrovacing, including demonstrations2.00
Safe Excavation Best Practice0.75

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