Supporting You in Safe Excavation


It's vital to ensure that utilities have been located and marked before proceeding with an excavation. Safe, responsible excavation reduces the chances of a utility strike and therefore helps protect personnel from harm, and safeguards buried assets.


So what are the best practices for safe excavation?

  • Always call 811 before you dig
  • Carry out your own safety sweep prior to excavation to verify markings
  • Use the best available technology
  • Dig carefully with hand tools around marked areas
  • Always take the time to ensure ground has been comprehensively scanned before digging to ensure any unmarked utilities have been located

Refer to the CGA Best Practices for further information.

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