In recent years, the asset owning Members of Dial Before You Dig have voiced their concerns regarding the inconsistency of skill sets associated within the locating sector; increasing the possibility of damages to infrastructure assets and networks and even more alarmingly, the risk of serious injuries to workers or the general community.
Dial Before You Dig has addressed this concern by developing a rigorous assessment for locating that contains both theory and practical elements. It is the intention of Dial Before You Dig and supported by our Members that locators will aspire to be a Dial Before You Dig Certified Locator.
Having successfully passed the Dial Before You Dig Assessment, the locator will have recognition that he/she has met a standard that is endorsed by our asset owning Members and will be listed on the Dial Before You Dig Certified Locator website as a Certified Locator.
Over time Dial Before You Dig aims to be recognised as the go to place to engage with a Certified Locator who has met a nationally recognised standard.
If Dial Before You Dig is “The Essential First Step”, we now see engaging a Dial Before You Dig Certified Locator as “The Essential Second Step”.
Click here to find out more about the Dial Before You Dig Certified Locator Certification.