|Gas Networks Ireland |
Every year, Gas Networks Ireland responds to hundreds of instances of damage caused to its gas network by construction activity. Damaging a gas pipeline can cause major disruption, property damage, serious injury and even death. Thankfully few of these incidents result in harm to people, but the potential for injury is obvious.
Safe digging practices can, however, dramatically reduce the risk of damage
Here are some links to HSA guidance:
ESB Networks – Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines
ESB Networks – Safe Construction with Electricity
ESB Networks – How you can avoid hitting electrical cables when digging and drilling
HSA – Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services