Ground Disturbance Course FAQ
Who needs this course?
This course is for anyone planning any kind of ground disturbance. We go over topics like permits needed, locating underground lines, regulations, and environmental impact. A ground disturbance is described as a dig deeper than 30 cm (12 inches).In addition a ground disturbance also occurs when surface soil is cultivated to a depth over 45 cm (18 in).
Why is safe ground disturbance so important?
Contact with buried lines for the delivery of natural gas, electricity, water, petroleum products and other substances can lead to serious injury or death. Contacts also result in property damage that can cause interruptions delivery to others and be costly to repair.
What are some other types of underground facilities that could be in a dig area that I would need to be aware of?
Other types could include: communications - telephone, cable television, sewage, storm water, steam etc...
I am the supervisor. How can I monitor my employee's progress?
As a supervisor, you can have access to a Corporate Account site where you can observe and track each employee's progress. In addition to this, as a facilitator, you can access quiz scores, view certificates and activate accounts. You can also re-register any employee who has to retake the course; possibly due to their certification being expired.
Why train with METI?
Our courses include graphics, tips and real world examples, all designed be both engaging and entertaining. Our courses are developed by subject matter experts and industry involved professionals. METI’s support is not automated. You will receive personal, professional, friendly and knowledgeable support.
How long should it take me to complete an individual course?
Participants usually complete this course in approximately 2- 2.5 hours in total.
I’m not comfortable using computers, will it be difficult?
No, the courses have been designed in association with IT professionals and are fitting to all computer skill levels. We have a user friendly platform with a how- to-navigate section for people new to on-line training.
If I cannot finish all the training at once, can I finish from where I left off later?
Yes, if you exit a module before completing it, a bookmark is automatically placed; which means there’s no need to worry about finishing the workshop all at once. The system allows you to log-on and log-off at your convenience so you can progress through the training at your own pace, even if you used a different computer. It is available 24 hours a day.
Will I get a certificate?
Upon successful completion of the training, a certificate will be generated for you. We can also send you a certificate to confirm that you have completed the online training.