The intent of this primary standard is to eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from excavations and underground and overhead services at Laing O’Rourke workplaces. It applies to potholes, topsoil or ground strip, driving star pickets or posts, excavation for construction of manholes, pits or drainage, piling, penetration of walls, concrete slab and stone, boreholes and bulk excavation.

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