Close Search

Guernsey Electricity and GOSHA aim to improve safety through free service

GUERNSEY Electricity and the Guernsey Occupational Safety Health and Association (GOSHA) are reminding islanders and especially those in the building industry to seek professional advice before engaging in any groundworks or building demolition via a free service.

‘DialB4 You Dig’ is a free online and telephone facility and enables on-island contractors to check for electricity cables and supplies at no charge and request that services are made safe prior to starting work.#

Angus McLellan, Health, Safety and Environment Manager at Guernsey Electricity, confirmed the service should be viewed as both useful and valuable.

‘At best, cutting through or crushing a live electric cable can be inconvenient and costly. At its worst, a damaged cable can result in serious injury or even death, so this free service is designed to provide the best possible advice to anyone before they engage in any groundwork or demolition.’

Andrew Mills, Chairman of GOSHA, said the number of incidents involving cable strikes was increasing, so the need for contractors to check before initiating works was very important.

‘In 2017, 13 cable strikes were reported to Guernsey Electricity for investigation and this number rose to 23 last year, so the need for vigilance and pre-planning is becoming all the more important. We hope the service will be used more frequently as a result of this campaign,’ said Mr Mills.

The free service can provide support for works involving demolition of properties, sinking of boreholes, installing fence posts, stump grinding, excavations on public roads or pathways and digging on private properties.

For details, call 241915 or consult https://www.electricity.gg/click-before-u-dig/

Comments are closed.

0

Categories

0

Archive

?

Why join the Chamber?

To view or discuss membership and the benefits available to your business:

» Click here to learn more
+

Your Chamber

The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce acts as a passionate representative voice; encapsulating industry areas that affect us all.

Contact Magazine

New Contact Magazine coming soon.

Read the latest issue online

YBG

The Young Business Group was formed 50 years ago by the Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to learn more
0

Submit your news

Sign in or sign up to share your news via the Chamber of Commerce member news area.

» Sign in to add your news
0

Add your event

Sign in or sign up to submit your own events and promote them within the local business community.

» Sign in to add your event
Address

Business Development Centre,
Market Buildings,
St Peter Port,
GY1 1HE

Get in touch

Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 727483
Email: office@guernseychamber.com

Subscribe to Newsletter

On signing up to receive regular updates from The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, you agree to having your data held by us for communication purposes.

Sign Up Sign Up

Connect with Chamber
Facebook Linkedin
The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in Guernsey. Reg No. 37792
Copyright © 2019 Guernsey Chamber of Commerce. / Articles of Incorporation / CSR Policy / Disclaimers