Services and Utility Tracing

The implementation of the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 places increased duties on the developer to provide adequate information about any significant risks associated with hazards such as buried services on the site.

Geophysical techniques area capable of locating and determining the depth to services that may not be traced by traditional radiodetection or surveying approaches. Accurate location and depth information can be determined for non-metallic services such as cable ducts or plastic or clay pipes. These techniques are also capable of looking far deeper than a radiodetection sonde can penetrate, and therefore provide a methodology to locate deeper structures such as sewers.

SafeGround is the service and utility detection and mapping arm of RSK Group's geophysics team. It functions as a one-stop shop for everything from the clearance of borehole locations to producing a detailed topographic drawing that documents underground service locations. There are SafeGround teams conveniently located in both the north-west and south-east of the UK to ensure sites can accessed quickly and more cheaply.

Service and Utility Tracing Techniques