Infrastructure Damage Reporting

Dial Before You Dig has developed a data collection and reporting tool, the Infrastructure Damage Reporting System (IDRS). Designed to build a comprehensive picture in relation to damage incidents associated with excavation activities nationally.

The IDRS is populated by Dial Before You Dig Asset Owning Members, providing accurate and comprehensive data for reporting information about damages that occur to their assets.

The IDRS is easy to use and the analysed results are presented in a comprehensive, customisable, on demand report generating system for Dial Before You Dig Members to better understand where, how and why these damages are occurring.

The IDRS is setup to ensure Members’ data are kept confidential in an Australian hosted secure server. Allowing Members to have access to view their respective data securely and have the ability to compare it against the national trend.

What can be generated from the IDRS analysis are preventive measures for the reduction of damages to a Members’ registered asset:

  • increasing location requests by local contractors and further investigation of the consistency of notifications among callers;
  • improving mark-outs among locating professionals through best practices education and training;
  • improving safe site practices;
  • awareness sessions, education and training targeted to specific groups.

Getting Started –Dial Before You Dig encourages all Asset Owning Members to participate in this Australian ground breaking initiative.

For more information contact Andrew Farrell, Projects and Operations Manager.

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