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Construction Sites; Why Safety Is Pivotal

According to the most recent OSHA statistics, workplace injuries cost the Australian economy over $61 billion annually. This is their direct impact and does not take into account the ancillary effect that they have on people, companies and communities. Workplace injuries and diseases have a trickle-down effect that not only changes the lives of the workers involved but can lead to company closures and loss of jobs in their area of operations. At a minimum, they cause an increase in

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Why Is Vacuum Excavation the Preferred Method of Excavation in Australia?

Excavation work has always been problematic. Whether it is something as simple as planting a tree in your yard or as complicated as a remediation project anytime you start to break soul with traditional methods there are risks and safety issues that must always be taken into account. The pick and shovel method often expose people to dangerous working conditions and is a labour-intensive method to move soil. It has often been employed as a method of last resort though

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Safe Dig Featured in Trenchless Australasia

IN THE MEDIA
THE SAFE CHOICE

With offices in Brisbane, Gladstone and Mackay, Safe Dig Services serves its clients – including the mining and rail sectors – throughout Brisbane, Gold Coast, Whitsundays, regional Queensland and New South Wales. The company has recently acquired new vacuum trucks, bringing the total in its fleet to 15, in addition to other construction and excavation machinery.

VACUUM & HYDRO EXCAVATION
Safe Dig Services provides the Australian construction industry with end-to-end capabilities, including project management on a variety of

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How to fix blocked drains or blocked pipes

People often ask us the best way to clear a blocked drain or pipe. They’ve tried everything – Draino, spiral tools, drain snakes and every technique in the book. Sometimes they’re sick of the smell, ready to give up and dig the entire pipe out for replacement.

But there’s an easier, safer and cheaper option than digging up trenches and making all that mess! Safe Dig’s high-pressure jetting units clear blocked drains with ease, with an output pressure of over 2500PSI.

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Underground Utility Location Services

Whether you’re a home builder, architect, surveyor, electrician, fence builder, landscaper or Tier 1 construction company building a new road, identifying and marking out underground utilities on your project site is essential to avoid damage and costly delays with public and private services.
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VACUUM EXCAVATION TRUCK

What is a Vacuum Excavation Truck?

Maybe you have seen our Vacuum Excavation Truck throughout Brisbane, Gladstone, Rockhampton, or Mackay and wondered what exactly is this impressive piece of machinery.

Looking like some kind of hybrid fire truck, it is common that our vacuum excavation trucks raise an eyebrow or two while on the road or on-site performing a vacuum excavation.

Just like a fire truck, our Vacuum excavation trucks can pump water; in fact Safe Dig vacuum excavation trucks carry 2000 L of fresh water with a

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Benefits of using Ground Penetrating Radar

When it comes to surveying and mapping your project site, fully understanding it’s underground utilities, either indoors with a concrete slab or outdoors before commencing work is a must. Using the latest Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology, Safe Dig’s GPR is the only non- intrusive method that can determine non-metallic or non-conductive underground services such as plastic water and gas lines, concrete, terracotta, asphalt, composite pipes and even direct-buried fibre optics.
GPR is in principle similar to sonar devices used on

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Non Destructive digging

Why use vacuum excavation?

Vacuum excavation is a non-destructive digging technology that improves the safety of workers on site, is more cost effective and importantly, vacuum excavation is significantly more environmentally friendly than conventional digging machinery.

Looking at the equipment we’ve been using here at Safe Dig Brisbane since 1994; vacuum digging requires a specially equipped vacuum excavation truck with a water tank and a debris tank that allows us to penetrate and vacuum up the earth, clay, stone, gravel and rock out of the

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