Western Power Distribution, Cadent, UK Power Networks, CECA, Last Mile, Sopra Steria, Linewatch, ISPA, John Robinson Associates, MUJV, Winvic and Network Plus, are just some of the big names supporting National Safe Digging Week when it kick starts on Monday 4th July.
The week, designed to raise awareness of the health and safety, financial and brand implications that come from hitting an underground pipe or cable, is back for its third year with more support than ever before.
David Foster, Health & Safety Director at Network Plus, comments: “We fully endorse and are proud to support this campaign. The campaign is aligned with our own commitment and drive to reduce underground service damages, reduce disruption to customers due to outages and importantly to minimise the chances of employees being injured by damaged services.
“As part of our commitment, we continually remind employees that we want them to Be: SAFE by following our safe digging procedures, the training that they have been provided and avoid short cuts.”
Samantha Brothwell, Streetworks Policy Manager at Western Power Network, agrees: “It’s great that so many projects delayed by the pandemic can now go ahead but it’s vital that people have the basic knowledge to carry