At Before You Dig Australia, our mission is to help protect workers and the community through the use of the free BYD referral service. The current BYDA Victorian advocacy campaign involves discussions with the Victorian Government on how policy could be changed to reinforce the need for a Before You Dig Referral to be lodged before starting any work that involves breaking ground.
Government regulations and legislation can play a significant role in ensuring compliance with safe digging practices. The referral service is essential in providing access to detailed plans and safety information to those looking to carry out excavation work. It protects vital infrastructure assets and the knock-on effect of disruption to essential services is not only immense; it is costly.
If you have any questions regarding this campaign, or you would like to talk more about how BYDA can help improve the protection of underground assets, please reach out to a member of the BYDA team via our contact form.