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Gold Shovel Certification

Gold Shovel Compliance Help

We Help You Achieve a Gold Shovel Certification

We help make the process easy, simple, and fast to get compliant on Gold Shovel.

Our process ensures the highest grade possible with your clients on systems like Gold Shovel! We can help you set up your account or take over an existing account. All services are designed for your company.

Request a Quote for Gold Shovel Certification

Gold Shovel Compliance Help

We Help You Achieve a Gold Shovel Certification

We help make the process easy, simple, and fast to get compliant on Gold Shovel.

Our process ensures the highest grade possible with your clients on systems like Gold Shovel! We can help you set up your account or take over an existing account. All services are designed for your company.

Request a Quote for Gold Shovel Certification​

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Our streamlined compliance process is quick and requires less hands-on time from you, as we will do the footwork in obtaining your necessary documents and upload them into your Gold Shovel account. We will also handle the meat and potatoes of your State specific digging program by tailoring the safety and training program for your Company and answer all items within your questionnaire(s).

Call our friendly staff to get started with your compliance program today! Our customer care associates will develop the package that is right for your Company. Understanding each contractor is in a different stage in business development is what we do best. We will work with you and guide you in the direction you want to go and help get you approved with Gold Shovel.

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Gold Shovel Standard Cost

Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of buried infrastructure. They believe that buried infrastructure should be a collaborative act between the disparate industries of wastewater, water, telecommunications, electric, gas, and pipelines, thus reducing the risk of injury or line strikes. Leading industrial companies can apply for GSS membership, and contractors (excavators) can apply for certification. Often, hiring organizations will ask their excavators to become Gold Shovel certified before beginning a contract.

Costs

The 2021 Costs for Gold Shovel Standard Membership are as follows:

Amount of Employees

Annual Cost (in CAD)

Gas and Electric

$2400 per year

Pipeline

$2400 per year

Water and Sewer

$1500 – $2400 per year for private entities in a municipalityIf the fee presents a hardship, then the company may present a Hardship Waiver.

Excavators

$75 – $200 per month, depending on the size of the company. Excavators are billed annually.

Municipalities

$1500 per year

If the fee presents a hardship, then the company may present a Hardship Waiver.

Telecommunications

$2400 per year

How First Compliance Safety Can Help You Sign Up with Gold Shovel

If you are an excavator applying for certification, the consultant team at First Compliance Safety can help with your application. To become certified by Gold Shovel, you need to create company safety programs, write a state-specific digging program, answer the GSS safety questionnaire, and upload documentation detailing your company OSHA logs and insurance information.

Our expert team has years of experience assisting excavators like you with the process of Gold Shovel certification. We promise to submit your GSS application within 48 hours of your initial consultation. Our team will write all required safety programs for your company, and we will answer the GSS questionnaire in a manner that accurately depicts your company in the best possible way. Lastly, we will handle all of the legwork in finding and submitting your OSHA logs, EMR letter, and insurance certificate. With First Compliance Safety, you will not have to lift a finger in the process of certification.

If you are a contracting company beginning the process of industrial compliance certification, we sincerely hope that you consider us for your consulting needs.