Am I Required by Law to be a Certified Excavator?
Per Senate Bill S.6756 and Assembly Bill 9985, effective Saturday, May 4, 2019, excavators that work for a local government and their hired contractors, as well as excavators that work for an operator and their hired contractors, will be required to receive training and education from their local one-call center.
Becoming a Certified Excavator
Under Senate Bill S.6756 and Assembly Bill 9985, the Dig Safely New York Certified Excavator Program in Safe Digging Best Practices constitutes as adequate training. The Dig Safely New York, Inc. Certified Excavator Program in Safe Digging Best Practices is an interactive course that may be taken in-person or online, to fit your scheduling needs.
By using experience and actual challenges faced in the field, the course is designed to assist professionals with how to proceed safely and correctly, in spite of the obstacles. Click here to learn more Certified Excavator Program details.
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