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3-D Vision Statement

Maybe our secret sauce shouldn’t be so secret? If anyone has ever wondered who 3-D is or what we stand for over here, regardless of the services we offer, the core of our company is highlighted in this infographic. If you’ve worked with us, you may understand how this all fits. For those who haven’t yet? Well, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time and we look forward to that experience.

3-D Vision Statement


 

3D-logo-redesign-bup33-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.

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Q&A With 3-D: What Tickets Do Our Crews Have?

You don’t know unless you ask!

We’ve decided to take some time and begin to answer a lot of recent and frequent questions clients and homeowners ask us, in hopes that more and more in the industry will hear about 3-D, and understand the value, experience and efficiency we provide. Each week we’ll pick a question…answer it and discuss a bit about it!

“What safety tickets do your crews hold?”

Each LOCATE TECHNICIAN / ASSISTANT maintains the following certifications when working at 3-D:

3-D Line Locating Ltd. Minimum Requirements:

  • H2S Alive
  • Standard First Aid
  • WHMIS
  • TDG
  • PCST (Pipeline Construction Safety Training)

3-D Line Locating Ltd. In-House Training for the following:

  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Heat Stress/Extreme Temperatures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Recognition and Control
  • 3-D Safety Training Orientation
  • Client- Specific Orientations
  • 3-D Line Locating Ltd. – Quality & Procedural Manual

As there is no current trade designation process, 3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd recognizes and utilizes the above courses as providing adequate training for basic locating skills. This formal training in conjunction with in-house training, audits and using a mentoring process ensures our personnel are trained to the highest standards in the industry.

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd.’s Locators must exhibit knowledge, understanding, and competence of several key elements pertaining to the locating industry. These competencies are recognized by many locating contractors as standard. Higher levels of each competency improve as experience grows.

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd. recognizes an individual as a competent locator who is able to work unsupervised and maintain a standard of quality that is consistent with 3-D policy. Individuals must work alongside a senior 3-D locator for mentoring and observation. Once an individual has satisfied 3-D’s demands as a competent locator they are then allowed to work as a junior crew chief under the supervision of senior staff. For each new locator, the time required under observation varies depending on previous training and proven abilities.

 

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd. Grading System

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd. has further broken the areas of competency down and created a grading system from 1-5 to demonstrate at which level each 3-D locator understands or exhibits these competencies.

  1. Master skill & knowledge
  2. Above average skill and knowledge
  3. Average skill and knowledge
  4. Basic skill or knowledge
  5. Basic training

 

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd. Standard Locator Competencies

Standard locating competencies have been broken down into 10 areas for consideration. These are as follows:

  1. Theory of Electromagnetic Locating
  2. Use of transmitter
  3. Use of receiver
  4. Marking procedures
  5. Knowledge of facilities
  6. Visual observations
  7. Safe work practices and regulations
  8. Locate request procedure, documentation and mapping
  9. Federal, provincial and local regulations
  10. Communication Skills

 

3-D Line Locating Ltd. Safety Certifications/Scope of Work:

  • Ground Disturbance Level II Supervisor
  • UFL Transmission Advanced Line Locating Course
  • Transmission Advanced Line Locating
  • Petroleum Advanced Line Locating
  • Utility Advanced Line Locating
  • UTV Rider Course
  • Bear and Wildlife Awareness Training
  • EGSO

 

Each HYDROVAC OPERATOR maintains the following certifications when working at 3-D:

3-D Line Locating Ltd. Minimum Requirements:

  • H₂S Alive
  • First Aid
  • Ground Disturbance Level 2
  • Confined Space
  • Fall Arrest
  • PCST
  • CST
  • Class 3 Drivers Licence
  • Log Book Training

3-D Line Locating Ltd. In-House Training for the following:

  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Heat Stress/Extreme Temperatures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Recognition and Control
  • 3-D Safety Training Orientation
  • Client- Specific Orientations
  • 3-D Line Locating Ltd. – Quality & Procedural Manual

Hydrovac Operators also must demonstrate Safe Driving, and will take an in house drivers test so we can assess knowledge and skill.  Hydrovac Workers must also understand Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance by taking Log Book Training.


3D-logo-redesign-bup33-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 Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ and stay up to date with what we are working on and all the latest news in our industry.

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Welcoming Dave Maguire!

 3-D Would like to welcome our newest Team Member!  

Dave Maguire
Senior Vice President
3-D Line Locating Ltd.

We are more than excited to have Dave Maguire join our 3-D Team as Senior Vice President. Dave joins us with many years’ experience in and around our Industry and is definitely not a stranger to many. Dave will actively manage our client accounts and assist in the growth and development of the company and it’s personnel. He is also known as one of the first gentlemen who gave Mike & Lindsay (owners of 3-D) a warm welcome and a head start to what grew to a valued work and personal relationship almost 7 years ago now.

We wanted to introduce Dave to everyone and so we asked him to share his “story” with us!

I was born in Winnipeg, Mb, October 27, 1955 and shortly after moved to Edmonton;  spending most of my youth there from 1955 to 1969. I attended Lynnwood Elementary and 2 years at Hillcrest Junior High. After moving back to Winnipeg in 1969, I later became a Fort Richmond Collegiate graduate in 1973.

I began working after one term, of Civil Technology, at Red River Community College. I began work as a rod man for a Land Survey company in 1975, progressed to a Crew Chief after 6 months and after a few years I returned to Red River Community College to obtain my Survey Technology Diploma in 1978.

Happily married in the summer of 1978 I started working for Pollock & Wright Land Surveyors in Winnipeg. In 1980, I moved over to TransCanada Pipelines and worked on construction projects as a Regional Party Chief based at station 41 in Ile-des-Chenes, Mb. Over the next 10 years I was involved in several large diameter pipeline projects throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

My wife and I resided in Regina for 2 years and had 4 beautiful children during this period. We later moved to Calgary in 1990 and I began work at TCPL’s head office as the Survey Supervisor and later moved to Manager of Drafting.

In 1996, I started Geographic Mapping Solutions Ltd. and Ted & Dave Custom Golf, where I worked a combination of pipeline survey projects, golf club manufacturing, repairs and custom fittings. In 2010, I started D. Maguire Survey Consulting Ltd. and worked for Stuart Weir as Manager of the pipeline group in Sherwood Park, AB. After a successful few years in the pipeline group, I then accepted the position of VP Utilities and worked up until August of 2016.

Early in 2017, I accepted the position of Senior VP at 3-D Line Locating Ltd. and began working in January. I currently hold the responsibilities of managing client accounts and participating in the overall growth and direction of the company.

I have been fortunate in my career to have my son and daughters work with me on various projects, along with many other people. There have been numerous relationships developed over the past 40 years that have been so important to my past and continued success.

In the end; I have been an avid sports fan all my life, participating in hockey, baseball, skiing, golf and football. I spend most of my free time lately watching these sports either live or on TV. I still participate in golfing and hope to play a few rounds this summer with my new friends and family at  3-D Line Locating Ltd.

 

 

 

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