Australian Locating Services – The Standard AS5488 

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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.