Fisher German the owners of Linesearch.org and PelicanCorp the owners of BeforeUdig are joining forces to deliver Great Britain’s most powerful, free to use, online enquiry portal for utility infrastructure information. This service will be known as LinesearchbeforeUdig.
LinesearchbeforeUdig is made up of Members whose pipes, cables and wires run above and below ground. Anyone can use this free portal to check if utility infrastructure is in the immediate area of planned works. The enquiry portal includes searches for electricity, gas, oil, and telecom assets. The added benefit of the portal is that a single search can be conducted at anytime and the enquirer receives an instant response. If these enquiries are not made beforehand, there could be significant damage to infrastructure and in the worst case, cause death.
The merger will generate in excess of 1,000,000 annual enquiries covering some 200,000 kms of existing infrastructure (e.g. pipes and cables). This will make LinesearchbeforeUdig a very important stage in the process of meeting health and safety requirements when planning works.
Andrew Jackson of Fisher German and Duane Rodgers of PelicanCorp issued the following joint statement “our vision is that the LinesearchbeforeUdig enquiry service becomes part of standard practice for anyone planning or performing on site works. Enhancing health and safety for all site personnel and the general public, coupled with maintaining the integrity of Members assets, are the key drivers for our Member’s business. Our commitment to LinesearchbeforeUdig will deliver a single point of contact for all enquiries.”
To find out more visit www.LinesearchbeforeUdig.co.uk.