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Avoid Close Calls!

No Need for Close Calls!

The image above is the perfect example of a close call with an extremely dangerous underground service. As can be seen in the picture, a street sign has been installed directly above a bank of high voltage electrical conduits. The electrical conduits are only half a meter deep below the surface and these type of street signs generally require a footing of at least 350-400mm. That is an extremely close call! Luckily, in this instance, no damage and no harm has been done. However, a strike on a HV underground cable can be a matter of life or death! A risk like this can be completely eliminated when the appropriate steps of protocol are followed.

How should this be avoided?

Whenever a contractor or home owner is breaking the earth’s surface they should ALWAYS employ an underground service locator to electronically locate the underground services within their job scopes. For the sakes of a few hundred dollars and a couple of hours on site this will go a long way in protecting yourself and the others around you. It is your duty of care to ensure you follow these protocols.

Call 1300 734 772 or email us below to satisfy your duty of care and obtain obligation free advice, proposals and tenders.
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