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Working safely near a pipeline
To work safely Near A pipeline, you must plan
Underground pipelines transport natural gas, crude oil or refined petroleum products at high pressure. Pipelines cross your municipality and possibly even your land. If that is the case, your land is subject to a servitude and the right-of-way on it corresponds to a strip of land containing one or more pipelines.
Pipelines are the safest way of transporting hydrocarbons. Even so, performing work in proximity to such facilities without prior authorization from the pipeline company, and without its representatives being present, could damage the facilities and compromise your safety and that of your workers.
If you plan to do work near a pipeline, you can easily prevent the risks of an incident by taking the following steps:
1) Obtain authorization from the owner of the pipeline as well as the instructions to follow when you plan your work.
TransCanada : 1 800 827-5094
2) At least three business days before the start of your work, request that Info-Excavation locate the buried facilities.
www.info-ex.com — telephone: 1 800 663-9228
3) Contact the pipeline company that authorized your work, three business days before the work is scheduled to start.
CONTACT THE PIPELINE COMPANY IF YOU PLAN TO DO WORK INVOLVING THE FOLLOWING:
Fence, shed, swimming pool, landscaping, garage, addition, new construction, ditch cleaning, drainage system, agricultural work, grading, irrigation system, posthole digging, etc. Any activity that calls for motorized vehicles to use the right-of-way also requires authorization.