UTILITY COMPANIES can benefit from an improved register of underground assets with this month's upgrade of Moleseye's online nationwide database.
Launched earlier this summer (NCE 5 September), Moleseye One Call (UK) allows potential excavators to conduct free online searches to discover the location of underground assets registered by asset owners.
Moleseye's new Management Pack includes more accurately defined asset registration locations and direct communication between plan requesters and plan providers.
Currently data provided by local authorities only relates to general catchment areas, forcing potential excavators to contact every listed asset owner to see if their assets are in the target area.
With the new system subscribers can specify the location of their assets right down to the street or zone, avoiding this time consuming process.
Moleseye managing director Alan McMaster hopes the upgrade will encourage use of the system in England and Wales where registering of assets with Moleseye remains voluntary.
'The difficulty in England and Wales is that there is a diverse group of parties with underground assets and is not possible to get everybody to buy in, ' explains managing director Alan McMaster.
'What we can do is make a service available that they may wish to sign up to.'
To encourage users new features have been added, including advanced system reports.
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