Source: MIL-OSI Submissions
beforeUdig, the leading provider of damage prevention software and services to the New Zealand One Call industry, is pleased to announce the launch of beforeUdig Locator’s Certification.
beforeUdig announces the launch of the beforeUdig Locator Certification Programme. Locators in New Zealand now have the opportunity to have their skills and knowledge tested and certified by industry experts. The certification will formally recognise if this professional has a proven capability standard to complete all types of location work upon accepted industry standards.
Andrew Healy – beforeUdig Country Manager – reports that “the interest levels have been high, and we anticipate many locators will want to obtain this independent certification of competency”. The certification will encourage individuals, companies and utilities to distinguish themselves from DIY or self-authorised locators, as well as raising awareness of the importance of continued professional development and training.
The beforeUdig Locator Certification has launched hot on the heels of newly formed NULCA NZ, the industry association representing underground service Locators and those involved in locating and protecting New Zealand’s underground infrastructure. According to Innes Fisher – President of NULCA – “this is a critical step towards a better industry. Nulca NZ will be working hard to create the education and career development frameworks needed for a strong and highly skilled locating sector. This will include helping Locators build the technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for Certification”.
About beforeUdig – beforeUdig is an online service which enables anyone undertaking design and excavation works to obtain information on the location of cables, pipes and other utility assets in and around any proposed dig site; helping to protect themselves and critical utility assets during these works. It provides a ‘one stop shop’ for contractors to communicate about their planned activities with utilities and asset owners. Solutions developed by PelicanCorp since 2001 are at the core of the ‘Before You Dig’ industries in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore and the UK. These solutions drive plan request and plan response processes, helping to protect utility assets and to create safer working conditions for those performing excavation works.
About PelicanCorp – PelicanCorp is a leading provider of cloud-based applications for utilities, asset owners, and to the One Call industry specifically for the protection of essential infrastructure. PelicanCorp connects people, applications, and devices through a unified platform to help industry professionals manage risk and build quality projects-safely, on time, and within budget. PelicanCorp has a diversified business model built on 40 years of experience protecting billions of dollars of global assets. PelicanCorp is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices and operations around the globe. Learn more at www.PelicanCorp.com or follow PelicanCorp on LinkedIn.