Underground Locates

Underground Locates

Underground Locates Policy and Procedure

NO EXCAVATION/SURFACE PENETRATION to ANY depth IS PERMITTED on campus, including tent set-up, until the Underground Locate Request has been processed and a “cleared to work” notification. It is the responsibility of the any party intending to excavate, trench, bore or otherwise penetrating the grade with any product including, but not limited to a temporary or permanent fence post, tent support, peg or other penetrating object to receive approval to proceed from the University, all Sask 1st Call subscribers and other companies who may have underground facilities in the designated work area.

PROCEDURE: An Underground Locate Request must be processed and approval provided before any dig, excavation or otherwise disturbing the ground and penetrating the surface to ANY depth on the University campus. Questions can be directed to Facilities Support Services at 966-4496 or facilities.support@usask.ca.

TO OBTAIN APPROVAL:  Approval to proceed is limited to disturbance only of the areas/locations specifically stated and/or shown on the accompanying site services drawings. The on-site excavation equipment operator must be trained and certified to perform their duties safely.

LOCATE REQUESTS NORMALLY REQUIRE FIVE FULL WORKING DAYS NOTICE. REQUESTS WITH LESS THAN FIVE DAYS NOTICE MAY OR MAY NOT BE ACCOMMODATED. YOU MUST ALSO NOTIFY SASK1STCALL AND OTHER MAJOR UTILITY COMPANIES ABOUT YOUR PLANS TO DIG.