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We have a complex utility locate system in Ontario with many regulations, standards, guidelines and best practices that employers and workers must follow to ensure they are working safely near buried utility lines. Many of these documents state that you must hand dig w...

Last year in Ontario there were 5,042 reported damages to buried utility infrastructure that resulted in an estimated $600 million in societal cost expenditures, according to the 2018 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

This Report indicated that the d...

In 2003, Ontario witnessed an increase in public awareness as a result of the tragic Bloor Street incident, where 7 people lost their lives due to a gas line that was struck by an excavator. Consequently, the utility industry called out for a more thorough set of regul...

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