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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-7-0719

Number 9-7-0719
Priority Important
Description Network Operators should use 'dig carefully' concepts and utilize guidance from industry sources when installing underground facilities.
Network Type(s) Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
Industry Role(s) Network Operator
Keyword(s) Facilities - Transport;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.