November is Safe Digging Month, a new initiative supported by beforeUdig and the utility suppliers that use this service to provide maps and safety information on the location of underground services.
Each year an average of 15 people suffer life-changing injuries, or worse, after coming into contact with electricity or gas. On top of this, major inconvenience to homes and business can occur following a strike to underground cables or pipes when digging.
Whenever you are digging, no matter if your job is big or small you must follow the Five Key Rules of Safe Digging in order to avoid striking and damaging an underground cable or pipe. You can download a simple guide to safety and lodge your enquiry for free at www.beforeudig.co.nz