CPCI Certified by PG&E Gold Shovel Safety Program

CPCI Certified by PG&E Gold Shovel Safety Program

29th of January


CPCI’s Safety Program for excavation operations earned PG&E’s Gold Shovel Standard certification, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to employ the most stringent safety practices. CPCI earned the Gold Shovel designation following extensive review of the firm’s Dig-In Prevention Policy (DPP) and confirmation of CPCI’s executive-level commitment to ongoing, specialized safety training.

The certification process reviewed and verified the firm’s:

  • Excavation Statement signed by a corporate officer
  • Training Program covering the requirements of the One Call Law and Cal-OSHA’s Construction Safety Orders
  • Corrective Action Plan identifying dig-in causes and corrective measures, and
  • Employee Acknowledgment & Accountability Statement giving all employees a way to report company activity that violates excavation laws without fear of retribution

With its Gold Shovel certification, CPCI is prepared to meet and exceed all PG&E safety requirements to achieve its ZERO safety incidents goal. CPCI applauds PG&E for leading the effort to enhance safe excavation practices in the field and setting the bar for other owners to follow.

PG&E Gold Shovel Program

PG&E launched the Gold Shovel Standard, a first-of-its kind excavation safety program, to reduce dig-ins and protect PG&E’s underground gas and electric system. With safety as its highest priority, PG&E developed the Gold Shovel Standard Certification process to ensure that PG&E’s hired contractors adhere to the safest excavation standards to prevent injuries, property damage, inconvenient outages, project delays and high costs.