Locate Underground Cables and Pipes Before You Put Up a Fence

eTradeWire News/10682018
BRISBANE, Australia - eTradeWire -- Are you thinking of having a new fence installed?

A very important bit of advice to remember before you erect a new fence – be careful of what lies under the ground. Do you know what's under foot?

We don't always consider the things that we can't see buried under the ground. There could be important cables and pipes where you are intending to dig. Most of our vital services are buried underground – high voltage electricity cables, natural gas pipelines, communication cables, sewer and water.

Irrespective of size, any excavation work has the potential to damage assets located around the worksite, leading to service interruptions, costly repairs and in the worst-case scenario, injury or death. How do you find underground pipes?

Extensive networks can be closed down for long periods with serious consequences of disruption and may incur penalties. The repair and replacement can be very costly.

Organisations or excavators have a duty of care to locate underground assets that are in the vicinity of any worksite, prior to any work commencing.

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To mitigate your risk, you should engage a Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) Certified underground service locator (https://www.123locateit.com.au/underground-cable-pipe-location-brisbane-sunshine-coast/), such as 123 Locate It.

123 Locate It provides asset location services. When you engage 123 Locate It, we access and can provide DBYD plans for your work area or site.

123 Locate It, as DBYD Certified underground service locators will:
  • Interpret the DBYD plan;
  • Identify and locate DBYD Member assets;
  • Where possible identify and locate any DBYD non-member or unrecorded assets existing on site (e.g. domestic gas / power lead-ins are generally not recorded on DBYD utility plans even though the asset owner might be a DBYD member);
  • Provide results on located services to AS 5488 – 2013 specifications;
  • Can provide locating assistance during potholing;
For help locating underground cables and pipes before you dig, contact us today or visit our website, https://www.123locateit.com.au.



Source: 123LocateIt
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