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Gold Shovel Standard works tirelessly to provide the highest impact, lowest burden program to drive excavation safety. Every subscription includes world-class damage prevention consulting, an innovative technology suite to support success, and the reputation enhancement associated with the Gold Shovel Standard brand.
“…Gold Shovel Standard is a great idea for any company that performs excavation work.”
“I am very passionate about Gold Shovel Standard. I spend all my time on safety and know that it’s important to do whatever it takes.”
“The benefit of obtaining the Gold Shovel Certification says a lot about the way a company carries out their day to day operational practices regarding safety and compliancy.”
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For decades, the absence of a level playing field penalized excavators that play by the rules and caused those companies to lose business to competitors that made minimal investments in damage prevention. Gold Shovel Standard levels the playing field and allows for fair competition for contracts.
Gold Shovel Standard certification is a widely-recognized indication of increased safety awareness and a commitment to continuous damage prevention improvement. Excavators within Gold Shovel Standard rely on Gold Shovel Standard technology to measure safety and efficacy and are able to present hard data to support their positive reputation.
Investing in safety saves money. Gold Shovel Standard is the fastest, most effective way to see returns from investing in safety. GSS is streamlined to help excavators perfect their operations and capture the financial benefits of doing so, without major investments to achieve that success.
Participation in Gold Shovel Standard includes proprietary software from Oropala Services. Oropala’s proprietary ShovelSafe technology allows users to track damages, analyze trends within their operations, gauge performance for individual clients, and compare performance history against industry averages based on location, type of client, or individual task.
The GSS community of damage prevention experts provide world-class damage prevention consulting to subscribers at no additional cost. Gold Shovel Standard consultants will also review and recommend the many software tools included with GSS certification that help excavation businesses run more safely and efficiently.
The enrollment process is streamlined and straightforward. While there are entities which offer services in the marketplace to help excavation companies enroll in Gold Shovel Standard, those same services are available directly from the program, and are included as part of every subscription to Oropala Services at no additional cost.
Program participants purchase a subscription directly from Oropala Services, and costs range from $75 to $200 monthly, paid on an annual basis, based on the total number of company employees. All subscriptions include the ShovelSafe technology and damage-prevention consulting services.
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