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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.

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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 Hydrovac Services

3-D Hydrovac Services offers a hardworking, knowledgeable crew that will do the job safely and accurately. Get in touch with us today and find out what we can dig up for you. 

3-D has an extensive fleet of Hydrovac units that offer non-destructive excavation of buried pipelines and utilities using pressurized water and vacuums to safely expose underground utilities.  After line locating has been performed we can safely, and quickly, expose pipes and cables around which the project is occurring.  As with the line locating, this process reduces risk and increases the safety of our clients projects.

Crew Makeup and Equipment Information

Each 3-D Hydrovac Crew is made up of a Tri-Axle 13 Yard Debris Tank, 2366 Gallon Water Capacity, 5300 cfm Robuschi Blower, Cat tri-plex Water Pump 14-60 GPM @ 0-4000 PSI, 342 Degree Rotational 8″ Bloom with over 30 Feet of Reach, 48″Power Sweep for fast unloading and each truck has two operators and all required PPE.


3-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating 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.

What Do All The Marker Colours Mean?

You’ve seen them out there, stakes lined up in a row, marching along the ditch or a field.  Or, sometimes, spray paint decorating the street or sidewalk, a variety of colours contrasting against the dull grey pavement.

What do they mean?  Why are they there?

When companies need to do maintenance to the road, sidewalk, power lines, pipelines or sewage lines, they need to have a Line Locating Technician to come out and locate, then mark, where all the potential buried lines are.

Once located and marked, companies Nation wide need to understand what they are, and thats where the standard underground utility colour code comes in.

Image of Colour Code for construction safety and oilfield safety.

Using universal colour codes ensures that everyone knows what is buried there, no matter the province, location, or client.

Locate markings inside a grocery store

Cows Around Underground Line Stake

When working in fields of cows, who are attracted to the stakes and often knock them down, shorter stakes are used

Stakes Marking Various Underground Lines On Contruction Site

Flagging can be tied to the stakes in order to differentiate between various underground lines of the same type


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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