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Locate Underground Cables and Pipes Before You Put Up a Fence
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.
To mitigate your risk, you should engage a Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) Certified underground service locator (https://www.123locateit.com.au/
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: