Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a tradie with years of contractor experience, it's imperative for anyone planning to perform a construction project that requires digging to check what's below before all else.
All over Australia, pipelines can be found just below the surface that house everything from water and gas to dangerous electrical wires. There are enormous liability problems for anyone who damages these structures, which can not only result in heavy fines and litigation costs, but personal injury or even death.
In Australia, all subsurface project leaders should call the Dial Before You Dig referral service, which will give you information on what's buried below any given area. This is good for two reasons: One, you are cleared of liability if anything does go wrong during your dig. Two, it can prevent worker injury or death in the event of local flooding or gas explosion.
Next time you hire earthmoving equipment like backhoe and wheel loaders or excavators from Kennards, be sure you know what's below your construction site before you commence any work.
It's easy and free, and should be first on your list of priorities to ensure project safety.