AOLS Webinar: "Utility Infrastructure Awareness"

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

"Utility Infrastructure Awareness: The Importance of KNOWing Before Your Dig!"

Damages to buried utility infrastructure continue to grow at an alarming rate. In 2017, there were over 5,100 reported damages, up 37% from 2016. What is most alarming, is that 61% of those 5,100 damages in Ontario had public locates completed. The team at Own Your Safety believe that to reduce this 61%, everyone with interest in an excavation project needs to understand the complex utility locate process. The Importance of KNOWing Before Your Dig includes:

• Owning Your Safety
• Understanding the Data
• Risk factors when excavating around buried utility infrastructure
• How to mitigate the risks to surveyors on excavation projects:
• Qualifying Private Locate Contractors
• Understanding the Private Locate Process and the RISK and Limiations
• How to get ON1Call to locate your jobs
• Managing and educating your clients

The goal of the presentation is for the surveyors to understand the role they play in the locate process while arming them with the knowledge needed to stay safe and be compliant.

CPD Time: 1 hour Formal.

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                                                   The Presenters:

Adam Sampson

Adam Sampson has an impressive business development career tha started over 15 years ago. His ability to solve complex problems with unique solutions has enabled him to travel the world hosting and participating in various trade shows and industry events. Adam has an obvious passion and unique style for building solid marketing campaigns through website design, branding, blogging and social media.

Adam began his career in the damage prevention industry while he was building Ontario One Call’s web application for submitting public locates. He is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Own Your Safety, a company that specializes in consulting for organizations involved in excavation activities that includes education, damage investigations, and expert witness testimony.

Grant Piraine

Grant Piraine is the founder and President of Own Your Safety Inc., an Ontario based firm that specializes in Utility Infrastructure Awareness education, damage investigations, and consulting for organizations involved in excavation activities.

Mr. Piraine has 28 years of experience in the excavation industry and
was the founder of OnSite Locates Inc., a premier private locate company in Ontario. An active member with the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) since 2005, Mr. Piraine was one of the co-authors of the ORCGA Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) Training Manual as well as a former DPT Course trainer. Mr. Piraine has published numerous articles for the private locate, excavation, and construction industries and recently drafted a Private Utility Locate Best Practice for the ORCGA.

Please note: The statements made and the views expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. All copyright, trademark and Intellectual Property rights are reserved. For educational use only.