Services & Capability

We combine the latest technology and experience to manage our customers’ entire utility locating needs according to the Australian Standard for Subsurface Utility Investigation – AS5488-2013. Our expertise helps protect your business from avoidable costs and delays by locating all underground utilities and services before any damage can occur or safety is compromised. With a commitment to ongoing training and local knowledge throughout the Snowy Mountains, Canberra, South Coast from Bateman’s Bay to Bega, Nowra, Merimbula and all places in between, LiveLocates works closely with you and your team to carefully plan, locate and maintain a complete and cost-effective underground utility and services protection strategy that allows you to get on with your job.

Underground Asset Protection Services for all Excavation Activities

No matter what type of industry you work in or how big or small your project is, protecting your staff and eliminating avoidable costs is our focus.

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Solutions utilising the AS5488-2013 Australian Standard

AS5488-2013 Classification of Subsurface Utility Information (SUI) is the Australian Standard for Subsurface Utility Investigation. LiveLocates utilises this standard to provide a framework for consistent classification of information depending on your project stage and requirements.

The 4 AS5488-2013 Quality Standards

Quality Level A

Information is used to indicate a utility’s precise position in three dimensions and confirm the utility’s attributes such as size, condition and possible material. Provides a reduced project risk for our customers due to the detail and accuracy of the information and is highly valuable for projects reaching the construction phase.

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Quality Level B

Utilises existing documentation, site survey and also includes information that indicates the existence and location of subsurface utilities in three dimensions. When this information is compiled using electronic detection it is only an indication of the existence of the utility and does not validate its location or attributes.

This level can most appropriately be utilised as the project develops beyond the initial planning level but before the project reaches the construction phase.

Quality Level C

Utilises existing documentation and also includes a feature or site survey of visible utility assets. It does not however, indicate the location of the subsurface utility with respect to the surface feature

This level is also most appropriately used at the initial project planning level.

Quality Level D

Utilises existing documentation to establish the potential presence of subsurface utilities but does not include any field verification or direct measurement.

This level can be most appropriate at an initial project planning level.

Download the Standards Australia preview document of AS5488-2013 here:
AS 5488-2013 Classification of Subsurface Utility … – SAI Global Store

The technology and equipment we use

LiveLocates utilises the latest equipment and software to accurately and confidently identify underground assets. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and accredited in the use of their equipment and are therefore able to maximise the quality of information obtained in a timely and efficient manner.

Contact LiveLocates now to discuss your project’s utility protection requirements.