In collaboration with industry stakeholders we have developed a six part series Avoiding Utility Strikes that outline what you need to know to avoid striking underground utilities and overhead power lines.
This toolbox series has been designed to assist business operators comply with their work health and safety responsibilities.
Underground essential services
How to access free underground essential service information. Before you dig, it's essential to know what underground infrastructure is in your work area.
NOTE: Before You Dig enquiries must be lodged online. If you need assistance with any Before You Dig service including lodging your enquiry online or establishing or accessing your online account, please call the National Help Desk on 1100 during business hours.
Locating underground utilities
Locating underground utilities is a vital process in avoiding a utility strike. This video explains how to look for visual clues, using cable locators and why potholing is a critical process.
Excavation work covers techniques to minimise risks during the excavation process.
Working near overhead powerlines
Before working near overhead powerlines, it's important to understand the safe approach limits for people and minimum safe clearance distances for machinery to ensure work is carried out safely.
Building near power lines
How to safely build a structure, including a scaffold near an overhead powerline.
When things go wrong
What to do if you strike a gas or power line.
Working safely near overhead powerlines - Office of the Technical Regulator
Identifying powerlines - Office of the Technical Regulator
Request for Network Access - SA Power Networks