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How to Become a Certified Utility Locator in Sydney: Requirements, Steps, and Tips

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Utility locating is a critical process that involves using specialised equipment to identify the location of underground utilities. In Sydney, becoming a certified utility locator requires a combination of education, training, work experience, and licensing. This article provides an in-depth overview of the requirements and steps to become a certified utility locator in Sydney.

What you need to know Before You Dig

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Before digging or excavating, it’s critical to know the location of underground utilities to avoid causing damage or injury. DBYD (Dial Before You Dig), now known as BYDA (Before You Dig Australia), is a free service that helps contractors, engineers, and homeowners access accurate and up-to-date information about underground utilities. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about DBYD/BYDA, including its history, purpose, benefits, and cost. We’ll also cover its advantages and disadvantages, and how it’s part of your duty of care if you’re digging.

The Worst Ways of Locating Underground Utilities

One of the worst way of locating underground utilities is not adhering to safety protocols

Locating underground utilities in Sydney can be a complex and challenging process, and relying on outdated or incomplete information can lead to significant risks and challenges. In this article, we explore the worst ways to approach underground utility locating, including relying solely on physical markers, failing to use modern techniques, not conducting thorough field verification, and relying solely on outdated and inaccurate maps. We also discuss the potential risks associated with these methods and offer best practices and solutions to ensure the success of your infrastructure projects. By adopting a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to underground utility locating, you can minimise the risks associated with excavation and construction activities, keep your workers and the public safe, and ensure the success of your projects.

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.