Whilst you might have access to your site plans and site inspections may have been done on your Melbourne or greater Victoria project, you have got only half of the picture if you haven’t ordered an underground utility location report yet.
As professional service locators, Provac knows that many utility services are opting to place their utility services underground.
Because of this, avoiding utility services has become quite a minefield for the construction industry, plumbers, electricians and even domestic homeowners when planning their projects.
Before undertaking any construction work or digging, knowing what exactly is beneath you is imperative. Here’s why.
Without an underground cable locator, the likelihood of hitting the myriad of lines and connections present underground 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, one which can even lead to fatalities in some cases.
You have a duty of care not to hit utility services, and as such, failure to perform the necessary underground utility location services before performing work can lead to hefty repair fees.
Not only would you be liable for the cost of fixing any damaged cables, 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 underground cable locator and utility locator service is imperative before you start any excavation work in Melbourne, greater Victoria, 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 Before You Dig Australia 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.
For a full visual insight so you know the lay of the land, both above and below, call Provac now on 1300 734 772 or fill out our contact form, to discuss an underground utility location service.
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