A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND EXCAVATION SAFETY CERTIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE-MEASUREMENT PROGRAM
Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) has a vision of a safer North America. GSS seeks to create an environment where all excavators demonstrate exemplary caution around buried infrastructure, all locators demonstrate top-tier performance in locating buried infrastructure, and where both can be recognized and rewarded for their superior performance.
GSS is tailored to deliver significant value to excavators, and boost the reputation of companies with superior ratings for recognized industry performance. Gold Shovel Standard has already become a permanent fixture in much of North America as industry has rapidly embraced this ambitious program. The rate of adoption has dramatically increased since its implementation, and numbers of new members and participants are expanding at a healthy rate. Notably, GSS has been embraced by some of the largest telecom companies, gas and electric utilities, pipeline operators and a variety of municipalities.
Gold Shovel Standard is a nonprofit organization