Frequently Asked Questions
What industries use Cable Locating services?
Our team of cable locators are called to a variety of job sites across the South Coast of NSW from Nowra to the Victorian boarder, the Snowy Mountains, Snowy Valleys and Canberra’s suburbs and surrounding regions. We help work crews maintain a safe working environment as well as complete their due diligence checks in a variety of industries, including:
- Directional Drillers & Underground Cable Layers
- Building Construction Companies
- Geotechnical Engineers
- Plumbers and electricians
- Infrastructure Contractors
- Local Government
- Utility Providers
- Excavation & Civil Construction Contractors
Cable and pipe locating services is the keystone service provided by LiveLocates and is strongly supported by LiveLocates other services of potholing digging, non-destructive excavation and utility mapping. With the accuracy provided by our cable locators, you will also need equally precise excavation methods when exposing the located cables and pipes. Potholing and non-destructive excavation are used following the location of cables and pipes to maintain the integrity of utility infrastructure in a dig area or to provide access to carry out service on the utilities.
What kind of cables and pipes can be located?
LiveLocates technicians can detect virtually all utilities underground using a combination of ground penetrating radar (GPR) and EMI radio frequency technology. Our reporting consistently details the following features:
- Fibre optic cables
- Street light and traffic light cabling
- High and low-voltage electrical cables
- NBN Cables
- Communications cables
- Structural cabling
- Live and dead power conduits, both metal and plastic
- Metal, concrete, plastic and asbestos pipes for water, gas, sewer and stormwater
Are LiveLocates accredited Cable Locators?
When it comes to choosing a cable locator for your project, choose the company that is accredited by a nationally recognised body and with the experience to match. LiveLocates accredited locators are fully certified with Dial Before You Dig (DBYD), and carry Telstra, and Optus, accreditations. LiveLocates is also a member of NULCA (National Utility Locating Contractors Association). We also ensure our trainee locators are fully supervised by an accredited locator as they develop the skills and experience to gain their own full accreditation.
Where do LiveLocates service?
Our utility locating and utility mapping services extend right across the South Coast of NSW and into the Canberra region. More specifically:
NSW South Coast – Nowra, Huskisson, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma, Bermagui, Bega, Tathra, Merimbula, Eden
Snowy Mountains – Jindabyne, Thredbo, Perisher, Crackenback, Cabramurra
Snowy Monaro – Berridale, Cooma, Bombala, Bredbo, Dalgety, Delegate, Michelago
Snowy Valley – Tumut, Talbingo, Khancoban, Adaminaby, Tumbarumba
Canberra suburbs and surrounding regions
How accurate is the LiveLocates Cable Locating service?
LiveLocates uses quality and highly specialised EMI radio frequency equipment and ground penetrating radar (GPR) locating equipment to undertake accurate locating of a full range of the utilities.
How much does Cable Locating cost?
LiveLocates can provide either a fixed price quotation for your scope of work or an hourly schedule of rates, depending on your requirements. Our locating services automatically include the use of EMI radio frequency equipment as well as ground penetrating radar (GPR). Unlike other competitors, no additional charges for the use of GPR apply. All cable and pipe locating jobs also automatically receive our standard pictorial utility mapping report at no additional charge. To get a quote or receive more information, give us a call on 1300 517 062 or get in touch via an online enquiry.