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Document ID (ISN)63371
CIS number 94-1958
ISBN(s) 0-477-03541-8
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Title Guide for safety with underground services
Bibliographic information Occupational Safety and Health Service, Department of Labour, P.O. Box 3705, Wellington, New Zealand, May 1994. 70p. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract This guide outlines the dangers associated with work near underground services and gives advice on how to reduce these dangers. Contents: dangers of electricity cables, gas pipes, liquid petroleum services, oil pipelines, water pipes, sewers and telecommunication cables; safe systems of work; plans; cable and pipe locating devices; safe digging practices; safe systems of work for trenchless methods; new housing developments; installation of new services near existing services; demolition sites. Appendices include legislation and first aid.
Descriptors (primary) New Zealand; electricity; fire hazards; telecommunications equipment; gas distribution; underground cables; water and sanitation services; mechanical hazards; piping
Descriptors (secondary) trenching and excavating; demolition; first aid; safe working methods; safety guides; cable detectors; permits-to-work; supply of information; legislation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceNew Zealand
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Compressed gases and pressure vessels
Power generation and distribution
Water and sanitation services