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The URclaims Senior Team attended the Electrical Safety symposium in Kitchener, ON.

Great presentations by were put on by The Ministry of Labour, Cowan Insurance Group, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association and Electrical Safety Authority.

The key message is to stay outside the power zone (10 meters) when working above ground. If working doing roofing or even painting the house, call your local power company to turn off the lines or to provide warning covers.

Warning covers placed on any hydro line does not mean you can touch them with equipment or by your person. These covers are to remind you to respect the voltage and stay clear.

A very informative day, thank you for the “Safety First” message.


The below articles and newsletters relate to the work URclaims does. We hope you find them useful to see how we can work for your business.

Dig Safe

URclaims aims to be the top of mind consulting company providing expert solutions on preventive risk management, training and utility claims. The following article is an informative educational piece detailing examples of concrete situations and how to take protective steps to minimize the dollar value of claims. The article provides a plan of action in dealing with risk in the utility sector, steps to take if a utility claim occurs, and provides a chance for reflection to review one’s risk management plan to ensure that risk is minimalized to keep operating costs low.

When an excavator comes in contact with a utility such as a pipeline, telecommunication cable, water, gas or hydro services significant disruption, safety, damage, injury or even death can occur. Manage your risk...

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Risk Management Training

Risk Management is for EVERYONE!

Having your utility locates on hand and understanding what they are telling you is the first step in reducing your risk of causing a damage. The following list are some questions to consider in dealing with utility locates. Did you know that most utilities provide you with an approximate location of their underground facilities? Did you also know that depth approximation is known yet not provided? Did you know hand digging to expose a utility to its full depth is not as practical as one may be led to believe?

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