The purpose of this procedure is to establish the minimum requirements to be followed when BP employees and contractor personnel are engaged in ground disturbance activities including entry into or work around excavations. Ground disturbance work (e.g. “excavation”) defined by this procedure shall be conducted by permit only.
A permit is required for all ground disturbances that exceed 12 inches. Examples of ground disturbance include, but are not limited to: excavating, digging, trenching, plowing, drilling, tunnelling, augering, blasting, probing, scraping and grading.
The following is a list of documents associated with the Ground Disturbance and Excavation Procedures: