Before starting any work, whether on the public highways or on private land, it's vitally important you have complied with legislation and follow safe digging practices in accordance with HSE publication HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
It's your responsibility to ensure safety information and guidance is provided to all direct labourers or contractors working for you on or near the gas pipelines.
There should be no mechanical excavation above or near the gas main amd you should confirm the exact position of the main using hand dug trial holes.
As local authorities working within our operational area, you're likely to receive our gas asset maps quarterly, in shape file format, to collate with other utility information for your workforce.
If you don't already receive these shape files and would like to, please give us a call on 0800 912 1722.
Please visit linesearchbeforeudig.co.uk, where you can register for our online service and view our gas pipe locations.