New underground standards for Vic

“New Dial Before You Dig Service Guidelines, endorsed by Energy Safe Victoria and WorkSafe Victoria, will assist excavators to make informed decisions before they begin to dig and reduce the risk of
injury, damage or disruption.”

The guidelines describe: the responsibilities of people and companies planning to dig, including excavators, planners and engineers;
The responsibilities of asset owners, including water, gas and electricity companies; and,
Information about Dial Before You Dig in Victoria and the service it provides.

WorkSafe Victoria Executive Director John Merritt said the guidelines would help reduce the risk of damaging incidents that could cause injury or worse, fatalities.

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