Demonstrating that your plant locator team is appropriately skilled to identify whatever network type may be present onsite; i.e. are DBYD Certified.
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:
- CLO Project Officer
- 0455 501 222
or complete the form below: