Free class teaches excavators pipeline excavation safety

NOTE: Several of the meetings have been rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. Please check below for new dates.


Your local pipeline and gas distribution companies are hosting a free damage prevention and safety training program for Florida excavators.

You'll learn about detecting a gas leak, what to do when you detect that leak, and the new legal requirement to call 911 if damage to a pipeline results in a gas or hazardous substance leak.

You'll also learn how to be safe before, during and after your project. Sunshine 811 will review the Positive Response System and the special code that could help you avoid pipelines deemed critical by pipeline owners and operators.

You get all this and a free meal. Dates are listed below. All excavator sessions are in the morning beginning at 7:30. To access the schedule, click here.

  • 9/26 DeLand
  • 9/27 Kissimmee
  • 9/28 Bartow
  • 10/2 Spring Hill
  • 10/3 Tampa
  • 10/4 Bradenton
  • 10/5 Fort Myers
  • 10/10 Hollywood
  • 10/11 West Palm Beach
  • 10/12 St. Lucie
  • 10/17 Pensacola
  • 10/18 Chipley
  • 10/19 Panama City
  • 10/23 Jacksonville
  • 10/24 Lake City
  • 10/25 Ocala
  • 10/26 Tallahassee