Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) has updated the statistics for its Infrastructure Damage Reporting System (IDRS) for the 2017 calendar year.
However, the organisation has stressed the numbers only represented a fraction of the damage occurring onsite, with an estimate of only 10-20 per cent of incidents reported.
DBYD said this could be attributed to damage reporting being voluntary and only representative of a small portion of it’s members, as well as only major incidents – those resulting in significant downtime, repair cost and outage – deemed sufficient to be reported.As a result, DBYD has recommended that the contribution of non-identifiable data be best practice and that the IDRS have the functionality to record all forms of damage with the ultimate goal of providing more detailed information.
DBYD said contributions to the IDRS help to achieve better outcomes in damage prevention by raising the visibility of the cost of infrastructure damage and providing a benchmark for continuous improvement.
If you would like to find out more or contribute to the IDRS, please contact you relevant DYBD State Manager.
For more information visit the DBYD website.
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