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Our Excavation Network reaches over 2,500 ground disturbers across BC…

The British Columbia Common Ground Alliance is a non-profit organization established to lead development of consistent practices and coordination of activities to ensure the highest possible standards of worker safety, public safety and damage prevention in connection with underground infrastructure.

The BC Common Ground Alliance is affiliated with the Common Ground Alliance in the United States and with other similar partner groups in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Safety is a Shared Responsibility.



Ground Disturbance 201 Standard

Applications Now Open for New BC Ground Disturbance Standard

We are pleased to announce that the we are accepting applications to access our Ground Disturbance 201 Standard (British Columbia).  Training providers in British Columbia who are looking for endorsement to the new BCCGA Ground Disturbance 201 Standard can download an application to access form here.

The Ground Disturbance 201 Standard (British Columbia) has been developed by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) Training Standards Committee with input from stakeholders in the ground disturbance and buried facility damage prevention communities in British Columbia through the BCCGA. It defines the minimum content and student evaluation requirements for classroom and online training programs suitable for those that wish to ultimately become ground disturbance supervisors.

Note that ABCGA is managing the application and certification process on behalf of BCCGA.

More information can be found on our website.

posted: August 18th, 2017

5th Annual Canadian CGA Damage Prevention Symposium – September 19-21, 2017

Event Start: September 19, 2017
Event End:   September 21, 2017
Location:     Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Be a part of Canada’s unified damage prevention voice at this event that attracts members from the many Canadian organizations and associations who share the responsibility of damage prevention and public safety solutions. An excellent opportunity to network with peers across Canada and share knowledge and ideas.

Click on this YouTube video to see what to expect!

Topics under development include:

  • Ground Disturbance Standard
  • Abandoned Facility – A Panel Discussion
  • Excavating Effective Strategies
  • International Best Practices
  • Protecting the Infrastructure through Public/Private Partnerships
  • Municipal Best Practices – A Panel Discussion

For more information, and to register…

posted: August 18th, 2017

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BC Ground Disturbance Seminars!

For companies who disturb the ground in any way, our BC Ground Disturbance Seminar is important. We all want to stop hits on underground infrastructure and keep you, the public and the environment safe.

Next Workshops (Location & Dates):

  • TBD

To register call Global Training Centre at 1.855.321.3211 or or online at  Price is $145.