UNDERGROUND SERVICE LOCATION
Supplementary to our core environmental and geotechnical drilling operations, Epoca Environmental Pty Ltd offers first-hand knowledge, experience and certification to identify, locate and protect Government and private underground assets.
A significant safety and financial risk, as well as risk to reputation, is that of striking and damaging underground services during drilling operations. As part of Epoca's role of responsibility and duty of care we are able to provide Certified Locator (DBYD Locator) and Optus Accredited underground service location / clearance in advance of intrusive drilling works. Our support network encompasses National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA) membership.
NON DESTRUCTIVE DIGGING
Where proposed drilling locations are close to high-risk underground assets (e.g. optical fibre, electricity, gas), Non Destructive Digging (NDD) operations can be engaged using our trailer-mounted 500 L vacuum excavator. This provides the ability to visually identify electronically-located underground services to Quality Level A - AS 5488-2013.
Alternatively, operation of this ancillary equipment is used to non-destructively clear vertical pilot holes prior to drilling operations as a risk mitigation measure.