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This is the official launch of PAS 256, a new Publically Available Standard (PAS) aiming to make organisations aware of good practice around the collection, recording, maintaining and sharing of information and data related to buried assets.
There is a vast network of buried assets owned by utility companies, local authorities and other organisations across the UK. Access to accurate mapping of this critical national infrastructure is vital to maintain service, minimise costs and comply with health and safety legislation.
This PAS (a sponsored fast-track standard that has been developed through a consensus-building process) is the first step towards improving data record capture. It sets out the recommendations to implement new, or improve existing processes and systems in a more managed way. A key benefit of improved asset records is improved safety whilst working in the vicinity of utility assets.
PAS 256 will be a catalyst in allowing innovative minimum-dig techniques to be used with greater confidence and accuracy. Improved records will enhance design and planning and beneft multi – organisational society improvements such as future/smart cities and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The presenters will provide a summary of the purpose of PAS 256, and what the outcome of this code of practice will be.
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