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Keeping an overview of all of your underground networks

Grid managers have to keep track of an enormous number of underground cables and pipes, which can be a cause for concern at times. After all, how can you protect excavation damage? The Exchange of Information on Underground Networks Act (WION) ensures that excavators are better informed as to what they might find underground. In 2016, CROW500, a new excavation guideline, came into force, stipulating that not only the grid manager, but also the excavators and clients are responsible for the prevention of excavation damage. The Klic oversight application helps all parties comply with guidelines.

Cooperation within the chain

Good cooperation between parties in the excavation chain is of great importance when it comes to reducing excavation damage. Active monitoring is a key component and can be supported by the Klic oversight application. Using the application, you can proactively inform excavators about their legal obligation to make contact during excavation activities, for instance, but you can also use it to record agreements on the spot.

Minimal excavation damage

As a grid manager, you have to deal with thousands of KLIC reports per year. There are so many of them, that it’s impossible to actively keep track of them all. So how do you decide which cases to monitor? The Klic oversight application categorizes the excavation operations with the greatest risk of excavation damage. Sometimes, contact with the contractor will do, but in other cases, inspection is necessary. The Klic oversight application determines the priority level and the optimal process based on probability and effect. The construction of a dam wall, for instance, is more likely to cause damage than manual digging. We examine which factors are most relevant to your organization and adjust the application accordingly.

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The Klic oversight application determines the priority level and the optimal process based on probability and effect.

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The pros

Why the Klic oversight application?

  • Clear

    Fast and convenient overview of all underground networks in one app
  • WION link

    Link with the WION (Exchange of Information on Underground Networks Act) system, so that you can be sure you’re in compliance with laws and regulations
  • Intuitive

    User-friendly interface on your own tablet with internet access

One simple platform

There’s a lot of communication involved in excavation operations and sometimes it’s important to review agreements that were made earlier on. That’s why the Klic oversight application tracks all information and ensures that every has access the most up-to-date data, from employees in the office to the people out in the field. Everything can be found easily and securely in the cloud. What if the process doesn’t go to plan, because one of the chain partners is refusing to fulfill its obligations? Simply report it to the Dutch Authority for Digital Infrastructure (formerly known as Dutch Telecom Agency). That’s how we can all work together to reduce excavation damage in the Netherlands.


Prevent damage to heat pipes

Excavation damage to heat pipes causes interruptions in the supply of heat as well as major financial losses. The Dial Before You Dig (Klic) inspection application lets Eneco assess where the risk of excavation damage is greatest. In addition, the tool makes it easier to take appropriate measures and communicate about them.

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