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1 1 DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG and SAFE DIGGING AWARENESS

2 2 Media headlines – DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG: WA’s underground safety initiative goes national Drillers hit gas pipe Telstra line cut costs WA $1 million Council bill for gas leak Chaos as television link to east severed Phone callers silenced by cut cables How to dig up millions of dollars and LOSE $ $ $

3 3 Dial Before You Dig What & Where – A FREE enquiry referral service for member’s information on underground pipes and cables anywhere in Australia Why – To prevent damage, disruption, injury and death. That is, to dig without causing a disaster When – Call no less than two clear working days before the job is due to start How – Web : ‘ Fax : anytime (Standard form available) Phone: 1100 from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays ( except public holidays)

4 4 Protecting our vital links Gas Water Sewerage Drainage Electricity Communications Other pipes & cables Never assume the depth, location or alignment of pipes and cables Plans only indicate presence Plan ahead and use the 4P’s Safe Digging Guide

5 5 How is the information obtained? Excavator calls 1100 Enquiry received by Dial Before You Dig DBYD processes enquiry, determines which members assets are affected Member receives referral Are assets affected? Excavator faxes Excavator visits Excavator receives confirmation Excavator receives response that members assets are not affected Excavator receives details of members assets YES NO Excavator locates underground assets & exercises Duty of Care

6 6 Dial Before You Dig WA Underground Asset Members Ordinary Members AlintaTelstra Water CorporationWestern Power Associate Members AAPT TelecommunicationsABN Group Trust Agility Services P/LAMCOM P/L APT Parmelia GasAQWEST Bunbury Water B.P. Oil RefineryBroadcast Engineering Services Busselton WaterCity of Bunbury City of SwanClaude Group P/L Coogee ChemicalsCSBP Ltd Curtin UniversityDept of Defence Dept of Industry & Resources Dept of Industry & Technology Dept of Planning & Infrastructure Epic EnergyEsperance Pipeline Co. Fremantle PortsGasNet Australia GEMEC P/LHarvey Water Landfill Gas & PowerOrigin Energy Peppermint Park Eco VillagePerth Airport Perth Sign CompanyPilbara Iron P/L Shire of BusseltonSingTel Optus P/L SwiftelUniversity of WA Visionstream P/L There are a further 87 Advisory (FREE) Members who network with their groups to promote the service and extend their Duty of Care

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8 8 Duty of Care Safe Digging Awareness Full information is available in the booklet “Introduction to the Dial Before You Dig service and Safe Digging awareness” Occupational Safety and Health Act (1984) – under Part 111 – Sections 19 & 20 Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) – of WorkSafe WA – Regulation 3.21 Should damage occur, you must advise the asset owner immediately Safe Digging The right people The right skills The right information The use of the 4 P’s – Plan Pothole Protect and only then Proceed

9 9 Who benefits from using Dial Before You Dig and Safe Digging techniques? WE ALL DO!


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