Working near utilities

Roads and Maritime manages risks associated with working near underground, above-ground or overhead utilities. These may also include redundant or disused services at worksites. Typical utilities include underground electricity cables, overhead electric lines, gas pipes, water pipes, sewers, telecommunications infrastructure and cables.

Workers could be exposed to hazards associated with working near utilities. Our safety systems – including procedures, tools and guidance – assist in eliminating or minimising risks.

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