EXCAVATION WORK DAMAGES AN UNDERGROUND UTILITY LINE EVERY SIX MINUTES IN THE UNITED STATES
Why is Gold Shovel Standard needed?
Buried assets are most often damaged during some kind of excavation. Gold Shovel Standard provides third-party confirmation of baseline Safety Management Systems for the protection of buried assets.
How does Gold Shovel Standard work?
Gold Shovel Standard drives unprecedented adoption of industry best practices as a condition of continued participation in the program, and, second, GSS dramatically increases the volume and fidelity of DIRT reporting by requiring participants to report all damages.
Why is Gold Shovel Standard effective?
Gold Shovel Standard believes that every excavator must have a Safety Management System in place for the protection of buried assets. GSS has helped over 750 organizations create, for the first time, a complete Safety Management System for damage prevention.
What does Gold Shovel Standard cost?
Gold Shovel Standard is a program which can be embraced without adding people or unnecessary expense.
Why get involved?
GSS believes that industry must extend public safety beyond voluntary, occasional and partial participation because failure to do so will result in less efficient actions through regulation, and because we are all steadfast in minimizing the risks associated with excavations.