The Five Ps of Safe Excavation 

Wagga Directional Drilling have been involved with the infrastructure industry for over 20 years. The safety of our team and community is of high priority. Following the below Five Ps of Safe Excavation guidelines can ensure the right steps are taken.

Plan
Plan ahead by lodging your Dial Before You Dig enquiry at least one business day before starting any excavation to ensure you have the correct information and safety measures in place.
Prepare
Prepare by reviewing the utility plans and contacting the utility if you need assistance. Look for onsite asset and infrastructure clues such as pit lids, marker posts and meters.
Engage a DBYD Certified Locator
Pothole
To establish the exact location of all underground infrastructure(s), pothole if permitted using the asset owner’s stated method as specified on the asset owner’s plan and / or information pack.

Protect

If potholing has occurred, protect the infrastructure by using various methods; such as communicating to all working on site, erecting barriers and / or marking the location of the exposed infrastructure.
Proceed
You should only proceed with your excavation work after you have planned, potholed (unless prohibited) and have protective measures in place.

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