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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Digging Near Underground Utilities

Digging near underground utilities requires caution and proper knowledge to avoid costly mistakes. This article discusses common errors to avoid, such as failing to check for underground utilities, relying solely on utility maps, assuming the depth of utilities, using improper digging techniques, and more. By implementing safety protocols and using reliable methods for locating utilities, you can ensure a safe and efficient excavation process.

How to Read Telstra BYDA Plans

Telstra BYDA Plans by Geoscope

Telstra provides BYDA plans that show the location of their underground infrastructure, including mains and regular cables, for any excavation project. It’s crucial to understand how to read these plans, obtain them, and be aware of the symbols used on them. In this article, we will guide you through the process and discuss the validity period, as well as the importance of following the Telstra 5p framework to prevent damage to critical infrastructure.