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on the locate ticket by doing a iohsite gm}, 5, 1-,“, P;,,l,,,i,,. and ,,,_.,,p l was once told by my supervisor

walk through while on your walk that it it wasn't documented, it never
through, coniii-m the location of access Temperery mnrldrrss Plereel err the happened. It is important to document
points you identitied on your prints I°l>-elte are rlerrverlml eerrlfirurrteeherl anything and everything related to
Take a close look at the landscape to bemvefin the loeaéer atzlel lre egleevntor :i:hexcavation notice. hl/lany locarizlg

ht t h l lues ot utili M e re or "1 re“ “E e ‘P? e nicians take severa pictures o
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patches or cuts in the pavement. A Dr cable Yerrr temporary rrrnrlrrr-23>‘ documentation or any changes relative
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mlayuurypunts. Be on the lookout tor Valuable rrrfermetrerr Ye" eerrlel the phone and any other claritications
any conditions that might attect the PY“‘l’rlld9 Yr? yet-r l<;T=:’:rl  that relate tointormation shown on
accuracy or your locate like chain link can I inc u 2 size n 7 mo the dig notitication. Many pipeline
tences, guard rails, guy wires and er PrPe rrleterleli as Well it the number operators and utility operators require
overhead lines that may interfere with Dr lines m n »~'rr-sle trer-ell Dr eer-durt a representative he onsite when

your locauilile signal. And, as always, Peekege and Wlre DWHS the lrrre- excavation is hiking place near the

lie on the lookout tor safety hazards or gm}, 5: Dwgk duck and mg," “K cn|1::l Line. If your s'3;nti}c1ln warrants,
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your satety. 5"" critical line buried on their ]Db site

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Step 4: Make a plan -rrd Werlt yerrr measure twice and cut once. As a line a,m.E.3ma,,.,e are made, ducumznl the
Plan locator, its important to take another cunvmanan to include the date and
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line at a time when taced with a have retrieved all ef yerrr reels nrrel CEO af utility Tmmmg Academy Bab
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deploy your transmitter away trom the gm}, 7, Dummm, W“, ,,,,,,,k and a] utility locating and damage prriicntion
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