Section 4-7 Locate Requests
CCGA Best Practices Version 3.0 – October 2018
Practice Statement: Every excavator on the job has an appropriate locate form before excavating.
Practice Description: Often, there are several excavators on a job site performing work. The construction schedule may dictate different types of work requiring excavation from different specialty contractors simultaneously. It is preferable for each excavator to obtain their own individual locate before excavating to ensure that the specific areas have been appropriately marked by any affected owner. However, where a single locate is relied upon by multiple users on the same project, it is the responsibility of the excavator to ensure that the locate is appropriate for the intended excavation, giving due consideration to the limits of the located area, depth of excavation, locate expiry dates, and the existence of any facilities installed since the locate was performed.