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Geoscope Utility Locating Services in Sydney, NSW Australia
Utility Locating
Simon Williams

Australian Locating Services – The Standard AS5488 

In this article, we will be talking about Australian Locating Services and the Australian Standard (AS5488). It is a guideline that provides best practice recommendations for the location and identification of underground utilities in Australia. It is intended to help ensure the safety of workers and the public, and to minimise the risk of damage to underground utilities during excavation or construction work. AS5488 covers a range of topics, including the use of locating equipment, the marking of utility locations, and the recording and reporting of utility information. It is an important resource for contractors and other professionals who work in the construction and excavation industry in Australia.

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Geoscope Utility Marking Services
Utility Marking
Patricia Cupiado

Underground Utility Markings Explained

Ground Markings are used by utility locating professionals to indicate where to and where not to dig, to help contractors and excavators be aware of what’s below before beginning any work, and most importantly, to help people avoid or prevent damaging any underground infrastructures when working on-site.

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Damaged underground utility cable pipe
Utility Locating
Simon Williams

Accidental Damage to Underground Services

Accidents have shown that digging near the underground services without proper planning can lead to damage that causes leaks to water lines, strikes and cuts in electric cables and even explosions in gas pipes. 

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TELSTRA CABLE LOCATING SERVICES SEARCH UTILITY LOCATE MAP
Cable Locating
Simon Williams

Locating Telstra Cables

Locating Telstra cables is an important part of any construction, excavation or design process. These cables might seem like a length of non-threatening plastic-coated wire

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Pipe Locating
Simon Williams

Locating Storm Water and Sewer Pipes

A non-metallic pipe such as storm water and sewer pipes can be traced just like any other underground service, although there are some extra steps, we need to take to get an

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