April is all about safety! 

Utility Locator Safety Awareness Week’s primary goal addresses the need to keep our locators safe on the job. It also aims to reduce damages and near misses to the underground infrastructure of pipelines, conduits, wires, and cables. 

On a continual basis, private utility locating companies are involved in a large portion of construction-related activities including, but not limited to: excavation and trenching, the use of material handling equipment, crane lifts, and demolition. It is always important to call a third-party private utility locating company to ensure nothing is ever missed.

To help Private Utility Locating companies navigate these hazards, Baker Utility Partners has compiled some of the top locator hazards our team may come across on the job.

  • Working in confined spaces
  • Threats to the eyes
  • Climate and weather hazards
  • Dog bites
  • Punctures and injury to feet
  • Poison ivy and other skin threats
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Walking, lifting, bending and squatting
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Working in the road

Due to the continual efforts of improving or renovating existing properties, a number of hazards can present themselves if existing underground utilitiesies are not known prior to beginning work. With this in mind, it is always wise to consider a third-party private utility locating company to ensure every job goes smoothly.

Prior to Your Excavation Project

We offer top-of-the-line assistance in locating private underground utility lines and other lines not covered by 811. These include oil and gas pipelines, as well as water, electric, and even fiber-optic lines. We understand the challenges that damaged gas lines and utility lines, in particular, can cause. We take pride in helping our clients to pinpoint these lines before they begin their next excavation projects.

Baker Utility Partners has over 90 years of field experience locating underground private utilities. We serve a wide range of clients throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Fill out this online form to request a quote today.