The Dial Before You Dig Service Guidelines for Victoria were developed after significant stakeholder consultation and endorsed by the Civil Contractors Federation, Municipal Association of Victoria, EnergySafe Victoria and WorkSafe Victoria.
We are encouraged and grateful for the efforts of our partners that went into the production of this document. The Service Guidelines were developed to set the standards which we expect everyone to meet when dealing with the safety of those who work near underground assets and the protection of those assets.
The new safety guidelines help to protect the lives of Victorians and prevent damage to essential underground services. They were officially launched on Friday 12th June, 2009, by the Victorian Energy and Resources Minister Peter Batchelor.
DBYD aims to provide all excavators with the best possible access to plans and information direct from asset owners of underground services using our national enquiry service. Our overall purpose is to educate and promote the importance of safe digging practices to the excavation
community and to develop our membership base to include all asset owners of underground services.
These Service Guidelines will ensure the present and future safety of all excavators and reduce the
risk of damage or disruption to the thousands of kilometres of underground networks that carry
essential services to households and businesses every day.