Ground Disturbance is gradually becoming a hot topic in the safety industry as more and more companies are already becoming aware of its great significance. With advent of rapid industrialization in this our age, a lot of pipes and other underground utilities are now being buried under the ground. A country endowed with crude oil like Canada and Nigeria prefer to transport its products through pipes, which are mostly underground. Striking any type of underground facility can lead to a major disaster or serious fatalities, so the need for ground disturbance training. It is the duty of every employer to ensure that any of its staff who engage in any underground operations of the company are trained to that effect. Ground disturbance training level one and two is a basic training for workers that are involved in any the following activities listed below
⦁ Topsoil stripping
⦁ Land Levelling
⦁ Peat removing
⦁ Back Filling
⦁ Grading & Leveling
It however worthy of note that, companies in whose underground penetrations does not go beyond 45 centimeters below the ground surface may decide to bypass Ground Disturbance Training for its staff, but it sometimes comes at a cost. It is advised that companies train its staffs on ground disturbance, irrespective of the level of penetration in which they operate.
Categories of people that must undergo Ground Disturbance Training
From my experience over the years in the industry, I'll say ground disturbance training is a must for workers involved in any of the activities earlier mentioned above. But on a more general basis, this kind of training is meant to be taken by managers, planners, supervisors and employees who are directly or indirectly involved in any of its company development processes that involves penetrating the ground.
What you should expect from a typical ground disturbance training
From us here at Northlink Safety Training & Services, if you attend any our ground disturbance training. The following underlined outlines will be covered.
⦁ Introduction to ground hazard detection
⦁ Permits required for underground operations
⦁ Agreements involved in underground operations
⦁ how to locate and identify underground facilities
⦁ Regulations involved in underground processes
⦁ Reclamation overview
⦁ Responsibilities of operators and owner
⦁ And to cap it's all, the safety requirements
The above outlines and more will be theoretically discussed and backed with practical examples in our training here at Northlink Safety Training & Services.
A brief word of advice, never for no reason gamble with training your staff . It could save you from a lot of stress. we have seen cases where an error on the part of just a the staff of a company forced the company to shut down. In all you do, safety must come first. see you some other time.