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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-7-0710

Number 9-7-0710
Priority Highly Important
Description Network Operators should use 'dig carefully' concepts and utilize guidance from industry sources for the protection of underground facilities when excavation is to take place within the specified tolerance zone. (See Reference/Comment field for additional information)
Network Type(s) Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireline
Industry Role(s) Network Operator
Keyword(s) Facilities - Transport;Network Operations;Procedures;
Reference/Comments Industry source example is the Common Ground Alliance. (http://www.commongroundalliance.com). Methods to consider, based on certain climate and geographical conditions include: hand-digging when practical (potholing), soft digging, vacuum excavation methods, pneumatic hand tools, other mechanical methods with the approval of the facility owner/operator, or other technical methods that may be developed and assign trained technical personnel to monitor activities at work sites where digging is underway.