Essential Energy is urging all tradespeople to contact the Dial Before You Dig national referral service first to confirm the location of underground electrical assets before beginning excavation work.

Construction workers are being reminded that it’s a statutory requirement to contact the free Dial Before You Dig service prior to work.

Tradespeople should check for electrical, gas, water and telecommunication networks before digging to avoid disruption to the communities’ services.

Failure to do so will result in heavy financial penalties, Essential Energy warned.

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