Best Practices

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Committee objectives

  • Identification and validation of existing practices that have the potential to reduce utility damages.
  • Promote the adoption of those practices by stakeholders where appropriate.
  • Propose inclusion of appropriate Alberta best practices in the Canadian Best Practices Guide.
  • Identify, evaluate, and document developing damage prevention legislation from other jurisdictions.

The Canadian Common Ground Alliance’s Best Practices Guide is a trusted resource for utility damage prevention.

The Best Practices are designed to improve worker safety, protect vital infrastructure, and ensure public safety during excavation near underground utilities. They are agreed upon by all stakeholder groups.

Contact the Best Practices Committee by emailing with “Best Practices” in the subject line.