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Our free plans give you detailed information on underground utilities, ensuring you have everything you need to conduct a safe and compliant excavation. With accurate and up-to-date utility plans, you can identify potential hazards and avoid costly mistakes before you start digging.


The five Ps of safe excavation


Plan ahead by lodging your BYD enquiry at least one business day before your project begins, and ensure you have the correct information required to carry out a safe project.


Prepare by reviewing the utility plans and contacting the asset owners if you need assistance. Look for onsite asset clues such as pit lids, marker posts and meters. Engage a skilled locator who can assist you in locating assets electronically before potholing.


Pothole, if permitted, using the asset owner’s stated method as specified on the plans and information pack. Some potholing methods include hand digging or hydro vacuum extraction.


If potholing has occurred, protect the infrastructure by using various methods; such as communicating to all working on site, erecting barriers and / or marking the location of the exposed infrastructure.


You should only proceed with your excavation work after you have planned, prepared, potholed (unless prohibited) and have protective measures in place.

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