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LSBUD National Damage Prevention Day – Last Chance To Get Your Tickets!



LSBUD is proud to be hosting the fifth annual National Damage Prevention Day to promote the prevention of damage to utility networks across the UK.  It is supported by the accompanying industry report on the vulnerability of our utility infrastructure, Digging Up Britain and is the only event focused on damage prevention and safe digging in the UK.

Avoiding Damage to underground & overhead utility assets

The event is taking place on 22nd June 2023 at The Hilton at St George’s Park in Burton On Trent and we have a fantastic line up planned for you!

Ticket sales close on Monday 19th June at 6:00pm so this is now your last week to book!  You can get your hands on tickets here.


0830 – 0845 Registration, Refreshments and Exhibitor Stands Open


Session 1 – The User Perspective

08:45 – 09:00 LSBUD Update – A Record Year in Numbers
09:00 -10:30 2 Macs – Bringing in the Drama, Talking out the Crisis
10:30 – 10:50 Dave McPherson, Founder and Project Lead, USP Competency Framework
10:50 – 11:05 National Buried Infrastructure Facility : Nicole Metje, Director of the National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF)
11:05 – 11:30 Panel Discussion: The Elements Behind a Strike. Panel Members are;
                      John Robinson, Expert and Co-author of the British Standards Institute (BSI)
                      PAS128:2014 and Steering Group Member of the PAS128:2022 update,
                      Specification for Underground Utility Detection, Verification and Location
                      Dave McPherson, Founder and Project Lead, USP Competency Framework
                      Nicole Metje, Director of the National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF)
                      Peter Vujanic, Head of SHE at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks &
                      Chair of ENA’s Public Safety Group”

11:30 – 12:00 Break and Opportunity to Visit Exhibitors


Session 2 – The Member Perspective

12:00 – 1230 Cadent Gas: Member Insights from the UK’s Busiest Gas Network : Daniel Mee, Principal Integrity Engineer
12:30 – 13:00 Interview with Gavin Mackenzie, Pimlico District Heating Undertaking (PDHU): The UK’s Oldest District Heating Network

13:00 -14:00 Lunch Served in the Exhibitor Area


Session 3 – Reflections, Key Note & Close

14:00 – 14:45 Round Table Session – Reflection on the Day and Opportunity to Share Thoughts
14:45 – 16:00 Key Note Speaker Will Carling OBE, Former England Rugby Captain Including Presentation of the LSBUD Awards ‘The Larries’
16:00 – 16:30 Reflections, Closing Questions & Summary

16:30 – 17:00 Conference Close, Networking & Refreshments


The full address for the venue this year is The Hilton at St Georges Park, Newborough Rd, Needwood, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9PD. We can’t wait to see you all there!  

Tickets are strictly limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis via Eventbrite.  LSBUD reserves the right to approve those that have applied for tickets. Agenda: subject to change.