Please Note

We are currently reviewing our publications to take account of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 which came into effect on the 1st August 2013. If you have any queries in relation to the new regulations or any of our publications please contact us at wcu@hsa.ie or 1890289389.

Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services

This Code of Practice is a result of a joint initiative between the Health and Safety Authority, Construction Industry Federation, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, key utility companies/service providers and local authorities that are involved in the provision and maintenance of vital underground services. It provides practical guidance to assist in complying with safety, health and welfare legislation requiring that adequate precautions are taken in any excavation, shaft, earthwork, underground works or tunnel to avoid risk to persons at work arising from possible underground dangers. It replaces the Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services issued by the Authority in 2005.

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