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How To Reduce The Risks Of Utility Strikes?   By: peter ashcroft
Getting CAT training is one of the best and surefire ways to prevent accidental utility strikes. By knowing the right use and limitation of cable avoidance tools, it is possible to reduce the risks of cable strikes and create a safe working environment. It also helps to prevent loss of reputation and financial losses.(read entire article)
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Category : Education

The Many Potential Problems When Undertaking Excavation Work   By: peter ashcroft
HSG47 is a guide produced by the HSE for the benefit of any contractors who need to undertake excavation work in the course of a contract. HSG47 can actually apply to anyone anywhere – even a homeowner who decides to add an extension right over the spot where the electricity cable runs.(read entire article)
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Category : Education

Locating Buried Utilities - Know The Levels Of Utility Detection   By: peter ashcroft
When it comes to locating underground utilities, there are six levels of buried utility detection. Whilst level 1 is very basic and gathers desktop information of the utility companies, level 6 is the most sophisticated and provides the precise location of the utilities. Only a certified CSCS utility surveyor can take part in the process of utility mapping and detection.(read entire article)
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Category : Business

How To Reduce Damage To Buried Utility Services?   By: peter ashcroft
Damage of underground gas pipelines and electric cables is both dangerous and expensive. But, it is wholly preventable. Contractors or utility companies need to detect buried assets before starting excavation. They can undertake CATSCAN training to gain a better understanding of the risks of cable strikes and learn the correct use of detection tools.(read entire article)
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Cable Avoidance Is Key To Ensuring Safe Digging Practices   By: peter ashcroft
Cable avoidance is vital for preventing injuries or financial losses as a result of cable strike. You can make sure safe digging by conducting a survey of the area using cable avoidance tools and marking the areas that must be avoided. This will ensure timely completion of your project without any fatalities.(read entire article)
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Category : Education

The Many Dangers Of A Cable Strike   By: peter ashcroft
It s estimated that there are some 2.5 million miles of underground services in the UK, although nobody knows for sure. They include gas pipes, water pipes, electricity cables, sewage pipes, telecoms, and more, and can be found anywhere, even in the most unlikely places.(read entire article)
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Category : Business

The Importance Of Locating Underground Utilities Before Digging   By: peter ashcroft
Detecting and locating underground utilities is crucial before excavation work begins. The early detection helps in preventing cable strikes, injury to workers and delay in the project. But, for detecting the underground assets, you need to get CAT and Genny, and VScan training. These are some of the cable avoidance tools.(read entire article)
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Category : Business

The Reasoning Behind The Introduction Of Pa256   By: peter ashcroft
The major problem facing any contractor who needs to carry out any sort of work involving excavation is that there can be all sorts of underground services in the exact spot on which digging is planned. There can be electricity cables, water pipes, gas pipes, telecoms, sewer pipes and more, and they need to be avoided.(read entire article)
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Strike Out Utility Strikes With Cat Training   By: peter ashcroft
Cable strikes can be fatal and it can financially drain you if you begin digging without carrying out a proper survey of the area. Utility strikes can be prevented by utilising CAT training. Such programmes offer in-depth knowledge about the limitations and the right use of the cable avoidance tool and signal generator.(read entire article)
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Category : Business

We Never Think About Underground Services Because They Are Hidden - Underground   By: peter ashcroft
If you are like most people, you probably never stop to think about how the various services arrive in your home. You press a switch and the light comes on. It's simple. You turn the tap on, and water comes out. You would be upset if it didn't. However, all these services have to arrive in your home somehow, and all of it happens underground.(read entire article)
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Category : Business

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