Ground-penetrating radar systems are becoming increasingly popular when it comes to identifying potential safety hazards underground. But what exactly are GPR surveys?
Undertaking a GPR survey
Ground-penetrating radar systems scan the ground underneath the surface using radar technology to identify any foreign objects underground.
This advanced technology has two antennas for a shallow and deep scan range, allowing it to detect various underground cables and assets at multiple depths. The machine’s built-in the computer provides detailed scan drawings on screen, allowing the GPR survey technician to clearly mark all underground services and assets on the ground for construction site workers to consider when working in the area.
Why use ground-penetrating radar systems?
A GPR survey can help confirm the precise location of underground lines when used in conjunction with plan drawings of the area. More importantly, though, this technology can help identify newer cables underground where older plan drawings have not been updated, ensuring all services are clearly identified to reduce the risk of striking cables and causing personal injury.
Benefits of undertaking a GPR survey
- ALL underground services can be identified before commencing work on-site.
- Potential hazards are marked clearly on the ground, allowing site managers to assess the risk and manage on-site safety.
- All site workers can see the precise location of underground utilities when excavating the ground.
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