Health and safety for major road schemes: service avoidance

Part of Highways England's 'Raising the bar' health and safety initiative to identify best practice, raise standards and improve supply chain engagement.


Raising The Bar 9 – Service Avoidance (June 2018)

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Best practice guidance for excavating. This aims to prevent service strikes and risk of harm when excavating on construction sites.

This document forms part of Highways England’s ‘Raising the bar’ health and safety initiative.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 5 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced with updated document
  2. Replaced existing document with updated version (June 2018)
  3. New version of this document has been added.
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