Day: July 24, 2018

Utility Locating And Mapping In Australia And The United States: Same But Different

As a private market provider of professional utility locating and mapping services on numerous continents, I have been very fortunate to collaborate with organisations all over the world. Being a utility surveyor in a global market I have had the pleasure to mentor and train personnel in the art and science of utility locating and …

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Increasing The Visibility Of Safe Digging Plans In The UK

Providing asset records to all those who need them reduces the risk of utility strikes. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? As a small island, with a large population and a long industrial history, the UK has many organisations with buried infrastructure; some of which operate working assets that have been in situ for hundreds of years. …

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Special Insert: Oceania Damage Prevention Conference

Zero Harm, Zero Damage: Australia’s national organisation, the Association of Australian Dial Before You Dig Service is proud to be the major sponsor for the inaugural Oceania Damage Prevention Conference at the Gold Coast in August this year. I believe the conference provides the first ever opportunity in Australia for the utility management and construction …

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Horizontal Directional Drilling: Its Impact On Utility Location

There are storm clouds gathering for Utility Locators and Damage Prevention specialists and it comes with increasing use of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). HDD is a method of laying underground services that does not require a traditional open trench. As a method of installation, it is hugely beneficial because it addresses many problems associated with …

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Marking System Prioritisation Tool

POST VISIBILITY: 360° visibility ensures post is seen by excavators and ROW maintenance equipment operators. MESSAGE VISIBILITY: Not just the marker, but the warning message must have 360° visibility. SAFE: Does not present a potential hazard for people or wildlife using the ROW, minimising liability risk. DURABILITY: Performs in temperatures ranging from -40° to +150°F for a minimum of …

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Damage Investigation: Techniques And Best Practices

Unfortunately, underground assets strike occurs on a daily basis across Australia. The need to properly investigate the incident in a timely manner is critical for damage prevention and cost recovery. On a damage site, the investigation should be focused on the breach of the duty of care that resulted in the underground strike; the process …

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Locator Safety Awareness Week

LOCATOR SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK (LSAW), created in 2014 by Damage Prevention Professional magazine in conjunction with Nulca, is held the last full week of April. Damage Prevention Professional recognise the critical role locators play in the safe excavation process and LSAW was created to motivate companies to take the time to help locators work more safely and commend …

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