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Infrastructure Owner Links
- BC Hydro ~ Customer Guide – Underground Residential Services
- Fortis BC ~ Call Before You Dig Information
- Fortis BC – Excavation Safety Brochure
- Kinder Morgan – Pipeline Safety and Damage Prevention
- Spectra Energy – Pipeline Safety and Public Awareness
Safety Video ~ Natural Gas Lines
British Columbians are at serious risk when underground infrastructure such as buried gas lines, pipelines or hydro lines are struck or damaged because building contractors, homeowners and other excavators are not aware of the lines’ precise locations before digging. In BC, there are over 2,000 documented hits to underground infrastructure each year. Many more go unreported.
A contributing factor to damages is lack of awareness of the excavation rules in BC, particularly as they relate to natural gas lines. Most cases of worker and public safety risk and damage are completely avoidable/preventable. BCCGA, in collaboration with WorkSafeBC, FortisBC and Technical Safety BC has developed a video that demonstrates the procedures that can reduce the risk of injury and potential damages that are directly linked to the lack of hand exposing the underground.
Please share the safety video with your workers, co-workers and members.
ToolBox Meeting Guides (WorkSafe)
- Call Before You Dig
- Hand Exposing Buried Facilities
- Marking Underground Facilities
- Additional Excavation Requirements
- Heat Stroke
- Heat Exhaustion
- Maintain Three Point Contact with Mobile Equipment
- Working Safely with Mobile Equipment
- Sloping and Shoring Requirements
- Prevention of Damage to Buried Facilities in BC
Underground Facility Locator Information
- The Underground Facility Locator’s Field Task Competency Manual specifies Locator training standards and competencies requirements in an effort to increase the accuracy and reliability of locates. The Manual, developed by Locate Management, contains task descriptions developed by subject matter experts with input from industry stakeholders.
Legislation and Regulations
- The Oil and Gas Activities Act
- National Energy Board Act
- National Energy Board ~ Regulatory Document Index
- WorkSafe BC ~ Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
- WorkSafe BC ~ Workers Compensation Act
- WorkSafe BC ~ WCB Standards
- BC Safety Authority ~ Safety Regulations
Horizontal directional drilling can result in unintended intersections with existing utilities.
- The dangers of cross bores when directional drilling
- The danger of explosions when clearing sanitary or storm sewers
Safety and Awareness Education Portal
Students, industry and the general public have a better understanding of issues pertaining to safe and respectful behaviour. Visit their website for additional resources.
Occupational Health & Safety
JobHero has a number of useful general Occupational Health and Safety Resources.
VelvetJobs also has Occupational Safety and Health resources for employers and employees.