EXCAVATORS MUST MINIMIZE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXCAVATIONS
Why is Gold Shovel Standard needed?
GSS believes that industry must extend public safety beyond voluntary, occasional and partial participation because failure to do so will result in less efficient actions through regulation, and because we are all steadfast in minimizing the risks associated with excavations.
How does Gold Shovel Standard work?
Gold Shovel Standard ensures that you have baseline safety training in place, and helps track incidents as they occur.
Why is Gold Shovel Standard effective?
Gold Shovel Standard believes that every excavator must have a Safety Management System in place for the protection of buried assets. GSS has helped over 750 organizations create, for the first time, a complete Safety Management System for damage prevention.
What does Gold Shovel Standard cost?
Costs are widely distributed and modest, with annual subscriptions ranging from $900 to $2400.
Why get involved?
While there have been remarkable reductions in damages over the last decade, GSS believes that a dramatic reduction into the next decade will not be possible without an ambitious program like Gold Shovel Standard.