What is Gold Shovel Standard®?
The Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a new contractor certification service specifically required for excavators. This certification aims to reduce 50% of the usual damages on professional excavation sites.
With a Gold Shovel Standard Certification Program, you can improve workplace safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure. This projects a positive image for your company and potential clients who want to work with you.
Ready to be a Gold Shovel
Being an excavator entails that you must comply with Gold Shovel Standard and get certified to be able to work on excavation projects. If you are trying to get the much-needed certification for excavating from Gold Shovel, we can help you!
Our safety consultant team will be more than happy to assist you with your application. We will do all the groundwork to make you become compliant in no time. Our safety experts will do the following for you:
- Create safety programs specifically tailored for your company
- Draft a state-specific digging program
- Answer all the GSS safety questionnaire
- Upload all documentation showing your company OSHA logs and insurance information.
Entrusting your compliance with Gold Shovel to us is a huge step for you and your company. Therefore, you can be sure that we will do everything we can to make you 100% compliant and get the highest grade possible based on your previous safety performances.
Is Gold Shovel Standard Compliance necessary?
Gold Shovel compliance is necessary only if your hiring client requires you to have it. However, it’s best to be compliant with GSS early as most excavation clients require this from their contractors.
What are the needed requirements to be compliant with Gold Shovel?
To be compliant with Gold Shovel, you need to create an account with them by signing up on their safety database. Then, you’ve got to submit documents such as the Certificate Of Insurance (COI), OSHA logs and many more. You also need to create a specific digging safety program for your company to have a better chance of passing the GSS standards.
Complying with GSS can be time-consuming and tiring since you have to answer all the GSS questionnaires thoroughly. If you’re too busy managing your business, it’s best to hire a professional compliance company like CORtek Safety to do the work for you.
Why do I need to get approved by Gold Shovel before I can work with a client?
Most clients are now using verification services to ensure that they get the best contractor for their projects. If you’re not approved or compliant with verification services like Gold Shovel, you generally can’t get the work you want.
Hiring clients do this to protect themselves and their projects from possible risks and failures. This is why they let verification services manage and approve their contractors before offering them work. This can be a tedious process as there are many requirements involved.
You can spare yourself the trouble by letting reliable compliance like CORtek Safety work on your behalf and make you compliant.
Why should I choose CORtek Safety?
Working with CORtek Safety can be your best chance of making yourself approved and compliant with Gold Shovel. We have the best safety experts that will help you in your compliance journey and create safety programs that best meet your client’s requirements and company’s needs.
We will submit all the requirements and follow all the steps to get you the highest possible grade and exceed your previous grades. This is your chance to get approved on a project or bid opportunity.
Contact us at 780-832-5158 to get started with your Gold Shovel compliance and certification journey!
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Our team of experts have been helping excavators to be compliant with Gold Shovel and get their certification promptly for many years. You can be sure of timely submission of your GSS application the moment you consult with us.
Our team will write all the safety program requirements and handle all the other procedures such as collecting all the required documentation, answering all the GSS questionnaires and many more.
We will handle all the paperwork for your compliance and ensure the timely submission of your OSHA logs, EMR letter, insurance certificates, and the rest of the requirements.
With CORtek Safety, you can focus on your business while we handle your compliance until you get your Gold Shovel certification. Contact us at 780-832-5158 and let’s get your Gold Shovel compliance and certification as soon as possible!