Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 22

FEATURE

Locates Made Easy for All of Us
By Crystal Bedore, Education and Training Program Coordinator, Ontario One Call

O

n December 4th of 2017,
Ontario One Call will be
notifying the infrastructure
owner of any excavation
based on the physical location the excavator marks out on our satellite image.
This map selection should be as precise
as possible, to reduce the possibility
of notifying utilities that may not actually be near the work area. By reducing
the notification area, we are reducing
the number of utilities, from which the
excavator must wait for a response.
This means there would also be less
administrative work, fewer expiration

dates to monitor and less paperwork
that is required onsite.
To support this change, Ontario One
Call has taken steps to improve the user
interface and experience for those submitting locate requests through the Web
Portal application. The overall goal of
the change is to encourage all professional excavators to submit their own
locate requests online.
The web portal requires that a selection depicting the exact work area be
included with every locate request. The
selection will be made using a line tool
or a shape tool, or perhaps both. Most

work areas would be selected using the
shape tool, while few should be selected
using the line tool. The line tool is perfect
for linear work such as fences, cable or
utility installations or sidewalks. If there
is any uncertainty about which tool to
use, always choose the shape tool.
Although the map selection will show
where the work is being done, the excavator will still be required to provide written location information, including city
or town, civic address (if applicable), dig
street and two intersecting streets. The
map will populate based on the location provided and may even identify the

Custom Ticket Management Systems

* Damage prevention software solutions
* Locate request management
* Tailored reporting tools

Lots of new features coming up...

1-800-501-5554, ext. 300 * sales@teldig.com

www.teldig.com

22

852439_Hetek.indd 1

EAR TO THE GROUND

2/10/17 1:24
822436_Teldig.indd
PM
1

8/16/16 8:25 PM


http://www.hetek.com http://www.teldig.com http://www.teldig.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017

President’s Message
The History of Locates in Ontario
Walking in a Locator’s Boots
The Challenges of Private Locates
Locates Made Easy For All of Us
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Intro
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover1
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover2
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 3
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 4
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 5
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 6
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - President’s Message
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 8
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - The History of Locates in Ontario
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 10
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 11
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 12
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Walking in a Locator’s Boots
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 14
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 15
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 16
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 17
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 18
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - The Challenges of Private Locates
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 20
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 21
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Locates Made Easy For All of Us
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 23
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 24
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 25
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 26
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover3
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0119
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0218
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0118
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0217
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0216
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0116
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0215
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0115
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0214
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0114
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0213
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0113
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RGCB0212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RGCB0112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RGCB0211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RGCB0111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RGCB0210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RGCB0110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RGCB0209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RGCB0109
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com