TELECOM COMPANIES ARE VULNERABLE TO FIBER OPTIC CABLE HITS – PUTTING CELL PHONES, INTERNET, POLICE AND FIRE AT RISK
Why is Gold Shovel Standard needed?
Cut fiber optic cables can result in staggering costs to cable and telecom providers. The network supporting cell phones, Internet, police and fire are too important to compromise.
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?
A telecom’s network appears unreliable when excavators cut their lines; Gold Shovel Standard helps remove obstacles to a truly reliable network.