Whilst you might have access to your site plans and site inspections may have been done on your Melbourne or greater Victoria project, you only have half the picture if you haven’t ordered an underground utility location report.
As professional service locators, we know that many utility services are opting to place their utility services underground, it has become quite a minefield for the construction industry, plumbers, electricians and even domestic homeowners.
Before undertaking any construction work or digging, knowing what’s beneath you is imperative. Here’s why.
Without an underground cable locator, the likelihood of hitting the myriad of lines and connections is pretty high.
With the stringent safety laws in Melbourne, Victoria and Australia-wide, it would be a breach of your duty of care to let any workers dig or excavate blindly. Should they hit a gas line or a power cable, it can be a health and safety risk, which can even lead to fatalities.
You have a duty of care not to hit utility services, and as such, failure to perform the necessary underground utility location services can lead to hefty repair fees.
Not only would you be liable for the cost of fixing the damaged cable, you need to consider the negative consequences to your brand and/or image and the inconvenience caused to the public whilst these services are restored.
Repairs to underground services can take considerable time, so you also need to factor in the down-time to your project and the costs associated with idle machinery and staff.
Provac’s fully comprehensive cable locator and utility locator services are imperative before you start any excavation work in Melbourne, or Australia-wide. We help identify the location of;
Everyone has a duty of care when it comes to underground networks, whether it’s a high-rise construction or a simple washing line being installed in a domestic dwelling, it’s important to know what your responsibilities are and why.
Our technical team are all Dial Before You Dig certified, and are at the forefront of advances in the field of locating technology and best practices, so you get the very best manpower backed up by modern technology.
Provac, experienced service locators, servicing Melbourne and Victoria wide.