It’s Spring! We think. Here in Alberta it seems like Winter is clinging on with its icy fingers, but with every small sliver of sunshine, people are heading outdoors to do projects. Which is why April is National Dig Safe Month!
Whether the projects are large scale, or simply digging out a new garden or putting up a fence, everyone is required toClick Before You Dig.
Ground Disturbance –any work, operation or activity that results in a disturbance of the earth– requires that you contact a One-Call center in order to learn what utilities are buried in your dig site. Common utilities are pipelines, power-lines, natural gas lines, sewage and water lines, internet and TV lines.
Some utilities are buried less than 60cm deep. Disturbance protocol states that when digging to a depth of more than 30cm anAB One Call Ticketshould be placed and the utilities should be located prior to excavating.
You can find a plethora of data at your fingers by checking out Click Before You Dig, and choosing your province.
3-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating 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.
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.
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.