Call Seek Locations to fully comply with new legislation, as outlined in the Energy Legislation Amendment (Infrastructure Protection) Act 2009. Since 2010 new laws have made it mandatory to Dial Before You Dig. This applies to anyone and everyone who intends to dig a hole.
Complying with all NSW mandatory legislations Seek Before You Dig
is our password to success and your key to avoiding costly mistakes.
Excavators in NSW must give Dial Before You Dig prior notice of the time and place of project commencement. Work can begin when all requirements by the network operator have been fulfilled.
Under the new regulations, Dial Before You Dig must be notified for work:
- on private property
- approved by a Council
- by a public authority
- on underground utility services
However, exceptions exist for:
- emergency work
- non-invasive digging to locate undergound substructures
According to the Act:
‘Failure to comply, causing disruption of gas or electricity supplies, can mean jail terms
of up to 5 years and fines of up to $22,000 for individuals or $440,000 for corporations.’
Onsite inspections must take place to establish the presence, location, alignment and depth of underground infrastructure.
Protect contractors, the general public and yourselves by minimising risk of damage and litigation.
Working with SAI Global Standards and ISO regulations:
- AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management System harmonising with Work, Health and Safety legislation
- ISO 14001 Environmental laws, pollution prevention and continual improvement
- ISO 9001 Quality Management, and
- AS 5488-2013 Australia’s first standard for the classification of Subsurface Utility Information
We are proud members of the National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA)
We take great pride in Safety First, WH&S procedures, Safe Work Methods and Job Safety and Environmental Analysis.
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