This may either take place as part of the procurement process or by separate agreement.
Estates Services is developing a comprehensive permit to work process to ensure effective health and safety compliance in relevant situations and environments – see below for the information currently available.
Please contact the Estates Helpdesk for further guidance
When penetrating the ground by digging, excavating, driving in stakes, etc., there is a high potential for encountering underground services. These activities can present a significant risk of a serious injury and can potentially be fatal. Furthermore, any damage to infrastructure could significantly impact on academic activities and the student experience.
To help mitigate these risks Estates Services have developed a Permit-to-Dig. A Permit-to-Dig must be issued, whether work is carried out by University staff or contractors, when work involves penetrating the ground at a depth greater than 50 mm (2”).
The process aims to:
For more information please speak with your Estates Services contact who will refer to Working Procedure WP_0002 Permit to Dig, available on the staff intranet.
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