Over time, we’ve created some useful tools and discovered handy links to help keep you safe. EAPUOC is committed to continually developing, discussing and refining information that raises awareness about the linear infrastructure in our region.
*Disclaimer – It is the responsibility and due diligence of all parties involved in working around utilities to obtain permission from all utility owners prior to any work near facilities.
Established in 1984, Alberta One-Call provides the communication link between the digging community and owners of buried facilities in Alberta. Their primary focus is safety and prevention of damage to underground utilities. Whether you are a contractor or homeowner, this website should be your first stop before you break ground.
Through identifying, validating and promoting the adoption of effective ground disturbance and damage prevention practices, the Alberta Common Ground Alliance seeks to improve worker safety, public safety and protection of the environment. They are also responsible for the development of a document titled “The Damage Prevention Process in Alberta”. It is recognized as an industry “best practice” in the province of Alberta and reinforces that damage prevention is a shared responsibility.
The CCGA’s grew out of the necessity of the various Regional Partners in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario Common Ground Alliance, etc.), needing a single voice to address damage prevention issues of national interest. In 2009 a governance model was adopted and the first election of its Executive was held. The CCGA promotes the spirit of shared responsibility amongst all stakeholder groups: excavators, locators, road builders, industry, regulators and engineering and design. In 2016 the CCGA released a document containing best practices for the protection of underground facilities titled “Best Practices Version 2.0”.
A one stop shop for information on the local damage preventions centers across Canada and the United States. Navigate here and click the province or state in which you are planning to dig for a direct link to the One-Call service in that area to place a locate request online.
Not all buried facility owners are legally required to be registered with local One-Call centers. Shaw is one of those exceptions. For more information or to request that Shaw buried facilities be located visit the website digshaw.ca.
Website dedicated to power line safety in Alberta. A joint collaboration of the Alberta Government and Alberta’s electric utilities to foster ongoing safety awareness and industry education of work near overhead or underground power lines.
Third Party Agreements/Crossing Agreements
Prior to any ground disturbance work, written approval is required from pipeline owners and potentially any other facility owners who has facilities near your work area. Always contact the facility owner for information on whether or not a written agreement is required. It may take up to 21 days for a facility owner to respond to an agreement request.
EAPUOC has compiled a list of the appropriate contacts from our member companies for written agreements: