Giving you peace of mind

Did you know that skilled locators are considered the ‘essential second step’?

Once you have lodged your BYDA enquiry and received plans and information, skilled locators can assist you in locating underground networks before commencing your project.

Here are some key aspects of what makes a skilled utility locator:

  • Training and Certification: Skilled utility locators typically undergo specialised training and may hold certifications from recognised industry organisations. This training includes understanding the use of various locating technologies and techniques.
  • Experience: Practical experience is crucial as it enhances the locator’s ability to interpret signals and distinguish between different types of underground utilities.
  • Technology Proficiency: They must be proficient in using various types of electronic detection equipment such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic locators, and others. This technology helps in providing accurate locations of the underground utilities.
  • Knowledge of Regulations: Understanding local regulations and safety standards is essential to ensure that all locating activities are compliant with legal and safety requirements.
  • Attention to Detail: A meticulous approach is necessary to accurately detect and mark the utilities. This precision helps in avoiding potential hazards and service disruptions during excavation.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: The ability to troubleshoot and solve issues that arise during the locating process, such as signal interference or unclear utility maps, is important.