Dial before you dig
When you or your contractor needs to dig near or on the verge of your property it is essential to visit www.1100.com.au or freecall 1100.
Dial Before You Dig can help prevent damage and disruption to underground pipe and cable networks, including electricity, gas, communications and water. Contact with a single cable or pipe can leave an entire community without essential services and may result in injury or death. There are also heavy financial penalties for negligent behaviour.
Dial Before You Dig is a free national referral service, supported by Western Power. It is the most efficient way to obtain information on underground networks at your property. In most cases plans showing the location of underground cabling will be supplied within two working days of an enquiry.
Always remember to follow the 4Ps:
Dial 1100 Before You Dig to obtain underground network plans. (Keep your plans onsite)
Use a hand shovel to establish the exact location of all underground cabling.
Always erect safety barriers in risk areas to protect underground cabling. Protecting exposed plant is the responsibility of the contractor.
Only commence digging once you have planned, potholed and protected.