Avoid doing millions of dollars in damage to underground assets

This is the headline from an article that I have been quoted in.

I recently had a request from the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia to make some comments on Dial Before You Dig and offer any tips I had for those wanting not to damage underground utilities for an upcoming article they had planned. Of course, I was more than happy to help out, and I jumped on the phone to answer a couple of questions and as you would expect from me before I knew it I’d been talking for ages about everything from damages that have occurred, plans that are pretty crap, ground penetrating radar, I even went through how you go about digging down by hand to pothole the cable or pipe you are trying to locate.  Those of you that know me, know I can get pretty carried away when talking about the prevention of damage to underground utilities.

Anyway, in case you’re interested at all, here is the link to the article http://www.ipwea.org/blogs/intouch/2016/01/13/how-you-can-protect-underground-assets-when-excavating

I think anyone can comment on their website, but if you can’t and you want to make comment on what I have said in it, then feel free to do so below.

How to avoid doing millions of dollars in damage to underground assets
This is the screenshot of the article on the IPWEA website, click the image to be taken to the article

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