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National Safe Digging Week

 

 

Monday 4th to Sunday 10th July 2022

National Safe Digging Week is back!  Its aim is to ensure everyone is aware of the pipes and cables below the ground – and the dangers of striking them.

This year’s National Safe Digging Week will move from its historical spot in September to start on Monday 4 July 2022.

The move to earlier in the year is to reflect it being the UK’s busiest and most dangerous period for digging.

We will be announcing major plans for National Safe Digging Week 2022 over the coming weeks so keep an eye out on this page for more details!

 

Whatever the digging job – whether you’re carrying out a bit of home improvement, just planting a tree or extending your home – always ‘search before you dig.’

It couldn’t be easier and it’s free!

The Risk Is Real

Accidently hitting an electricity cable or a gas or water pipe can cause serious injury or death. Even if injury is avoided, hitting a pipe or cable can easily cut off an entire neighbourhood from a major utility. And no one wants to be without water, electricity, gas or broadband whilst things are repaired!

PAS128 – A specification for underground utility detection, verification and location

5 BIGGEST RISKS OF ‘DIGGING BLIND’

  1. Serious injury/death
  2. Causing environmental harm
  3. Triggering substantial flooding
  4. Cutting off power for your neighbourhood
  5. Leaving neighbours without broadband and the ability to WFH

 

Safe digging for all is our number one priority which is why, together with our Members, we’re running National Safe Digging Week with its message to ‘search before you dig.’

It couldn’t be easier and it’s FREE!

If you would like any more information or want to get involved to help raise awareness and promote safe digging please do get in touch with us here we would love to hear from you!

Our Members

We’d like to thank our members for supporting the campaign

Find out who our LSBUD Members are here

 

eLEARNING

To find out more about the eLearning programme we offer please click here

This programme is completely free for anyone to access!

PAS128 – A specification for underground utility detection, verification and location