Unfortunately, incidents are bound to happen. There are hundreds of thousands of kilometres of underground pipes and cables which carry out essential services to households and businesses around Australia.

Over the years there have been a wide variety of accidents and disruptions from excavators unwittingly digging up underground assets, creating havoc for everyone. The impact can be significant, resulting in service interruptions, costly delays to projects, large damage bills, injury and even mortality.

The Dial Before You Dig service is a free national serviced designed to help minimise these damages and disruptions from occurring.

Having created a unique partnership with Australia’s underground asset owners, Dial Before You Dig act as a single point of contact to receive information about underground networks at an excavation site so the utility organisations do not have to be contacted individually.

Essentially, you tell the team at Dial Before You Dig your location and they pass this referral to the affected asset owners, who then send the information directly to you.

The Dial Before You Dig service is also designed to protect Australia’s excavators. Whether you’re a back yard renovator, an individual tradesman or a commercial excavator, the potential for injury, personal liability and even death exists every day. By obtaining accurate information about the work site significantly minimises these potential risks.

Make Dial Before You Dig the first step of any safe excavation.

See Dial Before You Dig on stand D22 at the Build & Renovating Expo from 4 – 6 July, 2014 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

For more information, see buildexpo.com.au