DBYD expands internationally

DBYD’s program ensures locator operators are certified to find critical underground utilities and infrastructure before excavation work is carried out, with companies like Telstra and Optus already requiring locators to be certified through the program before access to networks is allowed. 

Now, with assistance from intellectual property expects Macpherson Kelley, the DBYD Certification firm is going international and has licensed its program to Locate Management Institute as the Canadian Certified Locator Program. 

Macpherson Kelley Special Counsel Mark Metzeling said DBYD Certification’s training materials and methods were valuable intellectual property, with the firm being recognised as an international leader in locator certification standards.

“By taking this knowledge and formalising it as a program, through the use of a certification trademark, we were able to instil formal standards that are fast becoming the benchmark in Australia and now overseas,” he said.

“DBYD Certification also has further international ambitions and protecting its logo will ensure its brand is recognised as one that can be trusted.” 

DBYD Certification CEO Robert Row said the program ensures people working as locators had the skills and experience to identify underground assets. 

“Before the program there was no objective criteria to determine whether the locator you’ve hired was competent or not to do the job,” he said.

“Now companies know when they use someone who has completed the DBYD Certification program they have been through rigorous testing and assessment.”

Mr Row said the program first when international when introduced to New Zealand in 2019 and has more plans to expand the program across the US, UK and Singapore.  

For more information visit the DBYD Certification website.

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