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Excavations for Public Entities Part 1 of 2
Course description:
The course consists of:
• 2 Zoom guided discussions; 1:30 minutes each
• End-of-course exam

Pre-Course Requirement:
Students download the “Common Ground Alliance” from the link below. Be familiar with the Introduction, and Chapters 3, 4, and 5. These will be discussed in class.
https://commongroundalliance.com/Portals/0/Library/2021/Best-Practices/Best-Practices-18-FINAL.pdf?ver=2021-07-16-170648-197

Guided discussion learning objectives:
• Explain the hazards associated with excavations, and why identifying the correct location of subsurface installations is critical to safety
• Discuss excavation mishaps involving cave-ins and fire
• Explain the provisions of AB 1127; CA LC 6425; CA LC 6304.5
• Explain the term “Controlling Employer”
• Explain methods to hire contractors and monitor their safety performance
• Explain permit requirements
• Explain the term “Competent Person”
• Explain and discuss CA Government Code 4216-4216.9
• Explain the term “Qualified Person”
• Explain the excavator’s responsibility to know the location of subsurface installations prior to opening an excavation
• Explain Regional Notification Center requirements
• Explain the term “High Priority Subsurface Installations”
• Explain the procedures for locating and excavating around High Priority Subsurface Installation.
And Much More!

End-of-Course Exam: (optional)
• The end-of-course exam measures the students’ knowledge of the course learning objectives.
• The exam consists of 20 true/false questions.
Students who pass the exam with a score of 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion.

Jan 12, 2022 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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