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Digging Entity/Contractors

A Digging Entity/ Contractor is an entity that carries out Digging/Excavation/Construction works.

How to use the system as a Digging Entity/ Contractors

  • Register through filling the online form and submitting it a long with a cover letter to UCC physically at their office in Bugoloobi or through email
  • If approved, you will receive formal communication from the UCIIEP team via email
  • The Digging entity/ Contractor will then be able to send out messages to infrastructure owners with underground assets in areas of planned civil works.
  • The Digging entity/ Contractor and infrastructure owners establish a direct contact to protect underground assets, either by exchanging maps or via other means (for example, by requesting infrastructure owners to participate in excavation works in order to show or mark their underground infrastructure on site).

Emergency works: These are digging/excavation/construction works that require immediate action because;

  • The situation is or may become a public health hazard has occurred,
  • There is obvious risk of personal injury or
  • There is obvious risk for significant property damage.

Emergency Enquiry: This is an enquiry created for works that are emergency in nature. Refer to above.

An emergency enquiry gives the underground communication infrastructure owners the contact channels (email and mobile phone numbers) of the digging/excavating/construction entity of the. The underground communication infrastructure owners are expected to immediately contact the digging/excavating/construction entity before works start.

Underground communication infrastructure owners are expected to implement emergency management instructions promptly.

Planned works are scheduled works. Enquiries should be submitted at least 20 working days before commencement of works.

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