Infrastructure owners subscribing to Ontario One Call’s notification service may also enjoy the benefits of Automated Clearances. Ontario One Call’s state-of-the-art software allows for auto-clears based on criteria pre-determined by the utility.
For example, several of our members with infrastructure on public property only use auto-clears for private property work. Another group of our members with infrastructure buried a guaranteed depth underground use auto-clears for all work above a certain depth. Auto-clears can be implemented based on private property designation, depth, work type, method of excavation (i.e. hand digging) and more. The excavator is issued an immediate clearance from Ontario One Call on behalf of the utility, reducing unnecessary notification to the member and reducing downstream costs.
Infrastructure owners may also decide to issue “all clears” in areas where their franchise resides, but their infrastructure is not underground in the dig activity zone.