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Video: the flow-on effect - locating and protecting assets before starting works

27 February 2020
Duration
1:57:00
Audio described version
Transcript

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thinking of doing some work around your

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property or a new development any ground

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penetration work including excavation

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carries a potential to do damage to

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assets you know I clearly remember a job

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where things went terribly wrong there's

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a simple piling job but we ended up

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hitting a small sewer branch without

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realizing it before we knew it we had

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concrete all the way into the sewer moon

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it was such a mess it impacted our

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insurance premiums we were taken off a

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preferred contractor list in our cash

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flow was hugely impacted my boss was

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furious and I felt terrible I never want

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to go through that again so now I follow

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these simple steps

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plan the job well get your paperwork in

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order prepare yourself and others make

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sure you know where the assets are then

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prove their location it's not hard and a

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little time now we save a lot of time

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and money later and once your family

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protect them now you're ready to get on

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with the job safely and without any

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drama got any questions your local Water

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Authority you're here to help then you

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know what their supplies at home as much

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as it does on your job

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