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Document ID (ISN)76208
CIS number 01-103
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1744-0
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSG 47
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Avoiding danger from underground services
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2000. iv, 48p. Illus. 22 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
Abstract This guidance updates the previous edition (see CIS 90-1934). Topics covered: dangers arising from work near underground services (electricity and telecommunications, gas pipes, water pipes and sewers and other pipelines); planning of the work; use of cable and pipe locating devices, safe digging and filling practices; safe use of trenchless methods.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; United Kingdom; safety planning; underground cables; piping
Descriptors (secondary) telecommunications equipment; gases; first aid; personal protective equipment; safety guides; safe working methods; legislation; cable detectors; water and sanitation services
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Trenching and excavating
Compressed gases and pressure vessels