Demonstrating that your plant locator team is appropriately skilled to identify whatever network type may be present onsite; i.e. are DBYD Certified.
Find a Certified Locating Organisation
I acknowledge and accept that:
- this search function will display the names and contact details of asset locator businesses that are recognised as a Certified Locating Organisation (CLO). Each CLO has successfully completed the Certified Locating Organisation program offered by DBYD Certification Ltd (DCL);
- I may transact directly with a CLO, and that DCL is not a party to such transaction.
- Recognition as a CLO does not bestow or confer on the CLO any formal accreditation or qualification, and DCL does not guarantee or warrant the experience, skill or capabilities of the CLO; and
- DCL is not responsible for, and to the maximum extent permitted by law expressly excludes, any liability for any actions, costs, damages, expenses, liabilities or loss of any kind whatsoever incurred or suffered by any party arising from or in any way related to any act, omission, representation or statement of a CLO.
The Certified Locating Organisation (CLO) program is:
a formal agreement between DBYD Certification Ltd (as representative of the utility) and a locating company that gives certain properly certified employees access permissions to utility networks for the purposes of locating that utility’s assets.
For now, only the Telstra infrastructure is included in this agreement. DBYD Certification Ltd (DCL) is currently negotiating with several providers to include as many utilities into the process as possible – making the CLO program a one-stop shop, instead of having to engage with multiple organisation separately.
Why Certified Locating Organisation status is necessary
WHS regulations requires that all reasonable steps must be taken to obtain current underground essential services information about a workplace where excavation work is being carried out before directing or allowing the excavation work to commence. (WHS Regulations 2011, 304 Excavation work—underground essential services information).
Additionally, there is a “Duty of Care” to minimise the risk to fellow workers and the public against accidents, damage to property and fatalities. Underground network is complex and requires expert knowledge to interpret information, to identify and locate components, to pothole underground assets for validation and to safely work around assets without causing damage.
Only a DBYD Certified locator registered with a Certified Locating Organisation is authorised to access Telstra network for locating purposes.
How it works
You (the locating company) sign a formal agreement with DCL – who administers the program on behalf of the Utility or Network provider-
CLO program status for location businesses is a two (2) year term.
Certified Locating Organisation status ‘belongs’ to the company, not the location employee.
To become a Certified Locating Organisation or request further information, please contact:
- Programs Coordinator
- 0439 418 122
Or complete the form below: