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Document ID (ISN)54897
CIS number 90-1934
ISBN(s) 0-11-885492-5
Year 1989
Convention or series no. HSG 47
Title Avoiding danger from underground services
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. 24p. Illus. Bibl. Price: GBP 2.25.
Abstract This guidance incorporates and supercedes that previously contained in Guidance Note GS 33 (Avoiding danger from buried electricity cables). Topics covered: dangers arising from work near underground services; safe systems of work based on obtaining plans of buried services, use of cable and pipe locating devices, and safe digging practices; safe use of trenchless methods; special requirements for underground services in partly completed housing developments; installation of new services near existing services; problems arising at demolition sites. Specific advice is given on matters relating to the 4 main types of underground services: electricity cables, gas pipes, water pipes and sewers and telecommunications cables.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; mechanical hazards; underground cables; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) telecommunications equipment; piping; first aid; water and sanitation services; safety guides; legislation; replaced; cable detectors; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Trenching and excavating