Locates – “click” before the shovel hits the ground

Back to you: Don Hurst

With digging season in full force, WORKSAFELY™ wants to remind contractors to always request a locate to ensure underground utility lines are marked before digging. Each year, damage to buried utilities costs Canadians more than $1 billion.

Striking a single line can cause costly repairs, outages, and result in fines. Worse, it can cause serious injury and, in rare cases, death. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, requires a visit to ClickBeforeYouDigmb.com.

We want to remind contractors to “click before you dig” to minimize the risk of striking an underground utility line. It really is the only way to know what’s below.

The depth of utility lines can vary for a number of reasons, including erosion, previous digging projects and uneven surfaces. That means the risk of striking an underground utility line exists even when digging a few inches.

The Click Before You Dig program’s goal is to keep Manitobans safe by reducing preventable damages through streamlining locate requests via a one-call notification system. Requesting a utility locate is the first step to a safe excavation.