Gas Supply (Safety and Network Management) Regulation 2013
34 Requirements for carrying out notifiable excavation work
(1) Notification of network operator Subclauses (2) and (3) apply if gas pipelines information provided to a person contains a requirement that notice of proposed notifiable excavation work must be given before the proposed work is commenced to the network operator that owns underground gas pipelines in the vicinity of the proposed work.(2) A person must not commence, or authorise the commencement of, the carrying out of notifiable excavation work unless the person has first given notice of the proposed work to the network operator.(3) The person must also provide to the network operator any information about the proposed work that is requested by the network operator.(4) Recent request for information A person who carries out notifiable excavation work must have made a request for information under section 64C of the Act within 30 days before the work is commenced, unless a request has been made by another person in relation to that work within that period.(5) Regard to be had to information A person who carries out notifiable excavation work must, in carrying out that work, have regard to the following:(a) any information provided by the designated information provider or a network operator in respect of the location and type of any underground gas pipeline in the vicinity of the work,(b) any other information provided to the person by a network operator or the designated information provider in respect of underground gas pipelines.Note.A person who undertakes excavation work is subject to duties and responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The WorkCover Authority has prepared the Work Near Underground Assets Guideline, which contains practical advice for working near underground utility services and guidance as to how to meet the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 when carrying out excavation work.