Education – WA
Introducing Doug the Wombat – New Awareness Videos
Dial Before You Dig WA in collaboration with CAPE, ATCO, Water Corporation, Western Power and KD.1 Pty Ltd are pleased to be launching a series of videos around the importance of working with above and underground assets.
Lodging a Dial Before You Dig enquiry can minimise the risk of damaging asset owner’s infrastructure and these novel and fun videos explain the fundamentals required in protecting Australia’s assets.
Watch Doug the Wombat and his friends explain the importance of locating infrastructure assets before commencing any project big or small.
Video 1 – Lodging a Free Dial Before You Dig Enquiry
Lodge a free Dial Before You Dig enquiry anytime online before commencing any project big or small.
Video 2 – The 5Ps of Safe Site Practices
The 5Ps of safe site practices are Plan, Prepare, Pothole, Protect and Proceed. Following the 5Ps of safe excavation can help you and your team work safely around infrastructure assets.
Video 3 – How to Prepare Safely Before Excavating
Prepare involves reviewing the utility plans and contacting the utility if you need assistance. Look for onsite asset and infrastructure clues such as pit lids, marker posts and meters. Engage a DBYD Certified Locator which includes undertaking electronic location prior to potholing.
Video 4 – The Importance of Potholing
Doug the Wombat and his friends explain the importance of Potholing and is the third P on the list of the must do 5Ps of safe excavation. Potholing is digging a hole to physically expose a buried asset to prove its position. It can be done by careful hand digging or using nondestructive methods such as hydro vacuum extraction and water jetting.
Video 5 – Protect the Infrastructure Once Exposed
Protect is the 4th P of safe excavation. If potholing has occurred, protect the infrastructure by using various methods; such as communicating to all working on site, erecting barriers and / or marking the location of the exposed infrastructure.
Video 6 – Before you Dig Remember there are Service Lines to be Found
Infrastructure assets can be located anywhere, know where they are before breaking ground.
Dial Before You Dig provides free Awareness Presentations on the Dial Before You Dig service and safe excavation practices.
Book an awareness session for your team and learn more about:
- the Dial Before You Dig service
- the importance of safe excavation
- awareness of underground assets
- consequences of damaging infrastructure
Additional presenters can also be requested from the key asset owning Dial Before You Dig Members such as gas, telecommunications, power and water.
Click here to Request for an Awareness Presentation.
RIICCM202D Identify, Locate, and Protect Training Course
Dial Before You Dig WA has a two day awareness training course: RIICCM202D Identify, Locate and Protect Underground Utilities Training Course.
The course is designed to form an understanding of locating and protecting infrastructure assets and networks with a focus on WA utilities.
Day 1 forms the requirement of Units of Competency for RIICCM202D Identify, Locate and Protect Underground Utilities Training for Day 2.
Day 2 forms the requirement of Units of Competency for nationally accredited qualifications such as Certificate III in Trenchless Technology, Certificate III in Civil Construction and Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations.
This course also covers the process of seeking information from Dial Before You Dig.
The course is currently delivered by two WA RTO’s, being CCF WA and Down2Earth. For further details please contact these RTO’s directly.
Your Feedback is Welcome
For those who have attended one of our Awareness Presentations recently, we would welcome any feedback you would like to provide.
Simply fill out our Feedback form by selecting “Training / Awareness Session” under topics and we look forward to hearing from you.