This underground service checklist:
Most people never give a second thought to the hidden world of underground services. It is a world that is largely unseen and unheard, yet it is integral to our everyday lives. From the systems that carry wastewater away to the water mains that bring fresh water to our homes, these subterranean services keep our cities running.
This hidden infrastructure is essential to our way of life but, at times can need maintenance and repair or the underground services get in the way of other work and this is where an underground service checklist comes into play.
This checklist is a document that is used to help ensure that all underground services and utilities are identified and located before any excavating or trenching work starts.
The checklist is intended to be used as a tool by contractors, or service providers who may be involved in digging or trenching activities. The checklist includes a list of questions that should be asked before beginning any work, as well as a list of documents that should be identified and reviewed.
The checklist is a valuable tool that can help prevent liability claims, damage to underground utilities as well as potential injuries or fatalities.
This checklist prompts for underground service locations and depths and that there will be no interference with underground service utilities, such as: