The damage prevention industry has many moving parts. Each stakeholder plays an important role in making the 811 process work effectively. If everyone involved works to make their area of responsibility more efficient, the entire 811 system will be able to function like a well-oiled machine.
The following videos and materials provide important tips for facility owner/operators when using 811.
Accurately Record Where Cable/Wires are First Placed
Implement Software/Utilize Online Portals
Look for New Ways to Improve Efficiency/Accuracy
Provide On-Time Response & Accurate Locates
Make Marking Highly Visible, Factor in Weather/Terrain
Provide Good Contact Information
Keep Mapping Data Up to Date
Keep Good Lines of Communication with Other Stakeholders
For additional supporting materials to share with your industry, visit the toolkit on the Common Ground Alliance website.
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