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Ground Disturbance Management

At 3-D, we know the ground disturbance process can become time consuming and overwhelming. Let us do the labor and hard work for you, while you focus on the bigger picture.

Performing beyond other buried pipeline & utility locating companies, we can facilitate and manage the ground disturbance process from beginning to end. From pre-planning, managing the One Call process, developing a customized tracking plan; to communicating with construction teams and project managers, to handling audits, legalities and ensuring compliance, we’ve got it covered.

Ground Disturbance Coordination & Supervision Service:
Facilitating and managing the entire Ground Disturbance process from start to finish for our clients and organizations.
At 3-D we:

  • Control and maintain the one call process throughout the project
  • Act as contact point and liaison between owners, reps of utilities and your construction team
  • Offer a customized Ground Disturbance tracking plan
  • Provide necessary Ground Disturbance information to the Project Manager, Construction Team and Inspection team
  • Join morning management meetings and help plan seamless future Ground Disturbance work
  • Audit the crossing agreements and ensure all legalities are in place prior to job kickoff continuing until project end
  • Witness daylighting, HDD Crossings, Open Cut crossings and backfills and capture any and all information pertaining to that job.
  • Supply an organized Ground Disturbance package that will capture all information gathered throughout this project.

Ground Disturbance Compliance Auditing Service
Industry recognizes that all stakeholders in the damage prevention process should have a governance process in place to offer guidance when conducting ground disturbance activities.
Experience has led 3-D to develop many tools helpful in improving ground disturbance performance. We offer many services that will improve ground disturbance performance including although not limited to the following:

  • Conduct audits of ground disturbance contractors, line locators, GD supervisors and activities
  • Evaluation of your current ground disturbance governance process (code of practice, safe work practice or standard)
  • Conduct compliance assessment based on current governance and implementation
  • Comparison analysis of current activities and process with industry and regulatory standards
  • Development of programs and tools to enhance and improve performance
  • Roll out and development of training specific to your governance process for your workers, managers and contractors
  • Development of an implementation audit process according to the preferred governance model and client ground disturbance program
  • Offer compliance assessment on a regular basis with predetermined KPI’s specific to your operations and continuous improvement targets
  • Facilitate training, safety presentations, or provide materials for presentation at company events

Let us have a look at your current operations, identify gaps, and assist in development of ground disturbance protocols which meet regulatory requirements as a minimum, ensure adequate training, and monitor implementation for compliance. Ensure losses are controlled and workers are protected when working on your behalf with adequate governance in place.

Download Our Gound Disturbance Brochure



3-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating, Hydrovac Services and Ground Disturbance Management company. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of the Damage Prevention industry in Western Canada. Although the industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have been at the leading edge of the evolution and still maintain the highest levels of quality, accuracy, consistency and customer satisfaction in our industry.

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3-D’s Self Contained All Terrain Hydrovac Skid Unit

3-D’s Latest Service to the Industry

Self Contained All Terrain Hydrovac Skid Unit

Inspired by nature.
Engineered to Perform.

Dump Door
Hydraulically powered opening and latching functions combined with 6” and 4” valves ensure effortless debris unloading for the operator. Offloading is simple, safe and efficient.
Wireless Remote (One Man Operation)
Standard wireless remote provides complete control over all functions from a single accessible source, ensuring jobsite safety and performance.
Boom Grease System
Accessible grease manifold allows the operator to safely lubricate the system from ground level, significantly reducing the duration of maintenance.
Boom
Hydraulically actuated extendable boom is engineered to maximize the surrounding work area by increasing the overall range while reducing operator fatigue. The turret is equipped with a speed access hatch allowing for quick removal of the deflector plate when required.
Divided Tank
Multi-chamber tank, separating the debris and water compartments, provides industry-leading carrying capabilities for its class. The concave floor is specifically sloped to assist in faster offloading. A top quality epoxy coating is applied to the inner surfaces for protection and an extended service life.
Blower
Industrial positive displacement (PD) blower is renowned for its quality, dependability, and superior performance, supplying the necessary vacuum power to handle the toughest tasks.
High Pressure Water Pump
Wash pump, outputting flow rates up to 5.6 GPM and pressures up to 3500 psi, contributes to an efficient and reliable water pressure operation.

Onboard Boiler
With a 300,000 BTU water heater, this allows for increased production when digging in frozen, hard-packed media. The independent diagnostic system supports the ease of operation.
Enclosure
Lockable, insulated, and lightweight enclosure protects the critical components from theft, damage, and weather. The layout is engineered to prioritize ease of maintenance.
Onboard Engine
A Tier 4F, 74 HP Cummins QSD2.8 diesel engine powers all machine functions on the skid unit. Additionally equipped
with adjustable tensioners, proheat setup for winter conditions and an external fuel fill for operator convenience.
Storage
Equipped with customized lockable tool cabinets to supply additional protected tooling storage. The toolboxes utilize every inch of usable space on the skid unit while preserving the professional appearance of the custom designed Hydrovac Skid Unit.

Download our Services Brochure: Hydrovac Skid Unit Brochure



3-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating, Hydrovac Services and Ground Disturbance Management company. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of the Damage Prevention industry in Western Canada. Although the industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have been at the leading edge of the evolution and still maintain the highest levels of quality, accuracy, consistency and customer satisfaction in our industry.

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn  and Instagram and stay up to date with what we are working on and all the latest news in our industry.

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