It is important to not only receive the utility plans and/or mud maps of the site from Dial Before You Dig (DBYD), but also validate the location of those utilities if they are in the area of prospective works.
By not successfully locating utilities, contractors could be at risk of:
- Injuries or fatalities to workers and/or the general public
- Loss of company reputation
- Financial outlay (direct repair costs, plant and labour downtime costs, project delay costs, investigation costs, property damage costs, third-party disruption costs, insurance costs, fines)