Register for an Excavator Program Today

Receive damage prevention and safe excavation training regarding pipelines in your community at the Excavator program. Learn current safe-digging practices alongside your local pipeline and gas distribution companies. Critical damage prevention information will be presented:

    Safe Digging Overview
    • Five Steps to Safe Digging
    • State One-Call Overview
    • State Regulatory Initiatives
    Pipeline and Gas Distribution Overview
    • Pipeline Purpose
    • Leak Recognition and Response
    • Hazard Awareness and Prevention Methods
    • Right-of-Way Infringement

Paradigm Questions and Answers

Answering your questions about Paradigm and our pipeline-safety training programs, CoRE, CoRE-EX, and Excavator.

Who should attend?

Excavators in all industries are welcome to attend. Having updated damage prevention and safe-digging information is critical to safely working near and maintaining the underground infrastructure in your area.

Why should I attend?

To learn how to reduce your costs associated with hitting buried cables and pipelines. Information regarding safe digging and damage prevention information will be shared, as well as a state one-call overview. Attendees can also network with local pipeline and gas distribution operators to discuss new techniques for keeping your team and communities safe.

How much does it cost to attend?

Paradigm training is free. Meals are also provided for each attendee at no cost. Please RSVP to ensure enough food and seating is available.

How can I RSVP?

You can follow the registration steps online at rsvp.pdigm.com, or you may contact Paradigm's RSVP team by telephone at 844-693-7788.

Are CEU's available?

Up to two Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for attending a program.

What is a WebCode, and do I need one?

A WebCode is used to simplify the registration and survey processes, however, a WebCode is not mandatory to attend. You may use your email address and other information to complete your registration.

What is the role of the pipeline and gas distribution operators?

Representatives from your local pipeline and gas distribution companies are there to interact with attendees to ensure positive relationships, effective communication, and awareness of how to safely respond to a pipeline incident. Operators share updates about the types of pipeline systems and products in your area, contact information, and other key details regarding the transportation of energy in your communities.

What is the Excavator program?

Paradigm’s Excavator Pipeline Safety Program teaches current damage prevention and safe digging methods near pipelines. Hosted by your local pipeline and gas distribution companies, each program presents damage prevention information essential for and directed toward an excavator-exclusive audience:

    Safe Digging Overview
    • Five Steps to Safe Digging
    • State One-Call Overview
    • State Regulatory Initiatives
    Pipeline and Gas Distribution Overview
    • Pipeline Purpose
    • Leak Recognition and Response
    • Hazard Awareness and Prevention Methods
    • Right-of-Way Infringement

What is the difference between CoRE-EX and Excavator?

The Coordinated Response and Excavator Exercise (CoRE-EX) teaches safe digging practices to excavators/contractors while also educating first responders and public officials on how to safely respond to a pipeline incident. The Excavator program presents updated damage prevention information and safe-digging practices to an excavator focused audience.

Are training sessions localized?

Yes, each program utilizes local pipeline information.

How many people from my company should attend?

All excavators should attend; current damage prevention information is useful for any digging and excavation work being done near pipelines. Please RSVP in advance of the program.

Who directs the meetings?

At the request of pipeline and gas distribution operators, Paradigm facilitates each program with a qualified team of former emergency response and industry professionals. Collectively, this team has nearly 400 years of emergency response experience. Learn more about our team here: CoRE Instructors.

What happens after the program?

Immediately following your program, you will receive a certificate of completion. Paradigm may also follow up with an email survey in which you can share your thoughts on the effectiveness of the program.

Who is Paradigm?

Paradigm provides public awareness and damage prevention compliance services to assist with the regulatory requirements of 49 CFR 192 and 195, as well as API RP 1162. We facilitate more than 1,000 pipeline safety meetings for emergency officials, excavators/contractors, and public officials each year. Investing time in a CoRE training is the best way to learn pipeline response.



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