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The Survey Association’s Essential Guide to Utility Surveys is a vital source of information for all those involved with UK construction.

The Survey Association has unveiled a new video guide to using their groundbreaking Essential Guide to Utility Surveys.

The association thought that too often, local communities, companies and the environment receive the impact and fallout from poorly prepared utility surveys.

That is why the Survey Association has taken another step forward in supporting the survey industry, from practitioners to commissioners, in planning the best utility survey possible.

Best practice guide

The Survey Association president, Graham Mills, comments: “We have spent over 18 months with our industry partners to produce a best practice guide for utility surveys. We undertook a wide-ranging consultation not only throughout the sector but also with the Health and Safety Executive, insurers and academics. The guide is essential reading for anyone responsible for excavations with regard to site management, health & safety, design and planning, and facilities management.

“This document will become a vital source of information for all those concerned with the UK’s construction industry”

Mark Prisk, business and enterprise minister


“It’s designed to inform both the people commissioning utility surveys and practitioners seeking to deliver high quality and appropriate surveys.”

The Essential Guide now comes with multimedia support, in the form of a summary video. The video is available to view on The Survey Association website (, and will also be rolled out across multiple online sites, and social media pages relevant to the Essential Guide.

The association is keen to hear from any online source who feel they could benefit from embedding the video on their site for their own users to digest.

Mark Prisk MP, business and enterprise minister, says: “I am pleased to see that The Survey Association has produced this document, which is not only written in plain and concise English, but which will also become a vital source of information for all those concerned with the UK’s construction industry.

“Clients and contractors alike will find the utility guidance note a useful document when both commissioning a utility survey and when considering a wide range of health & safety issues.”

  • For further information on The Survey Association please contact Rachel Tyrrell on 01636 642 840.








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