APPS Course 101: General Awareness
This course introduces surveyors and survey technicians to the unique concepts and realities of a pipeline survey job. Unlike a boundary survey, pipeline surveys have many different stakeholders, including pipeline owner/operators and often unwilling or unaware land owners. Additionally, unlike boundary surveys, pipeline survey projects have major safety hazards including heavy machinery, significant inclement weather, andnecessary tools such as machetes. This course also familiarizes surveyors and survey technicians with pipeline survey data collection, Federal Pipeline & Hazardous Materials, Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulatory concepts such as "traceable, verifiable, and complete," and the unique demands/requirements of working for pipeline owner/operator companies.