Excavator News June 2020

Welcome to the first 2020 edition of Kentucky 811 Excavator News!

As excavators, your work is critical to help prevent damages to underground utilities across the state. Kentucky 811 will continue to provide excavators with essential information about safe digging practices and the latest topics in damage prevention so that you can continue working safely and efficiently.

With Kentucky 811’s upgraded website, it’s never been easier to submit a locate request online. By submitting your ticket requests online, you’ll skip hold times on the phone and have more time to focus on the actual job at hand.

Are you new to our online platform? If you plan to dig at a single street address, use 811NOW to submit a locate request now – no training required!

If your plans involve digging at a larger site spanning multiple addresses, complete a ticket entry training to start submitting your requests online. The self-guided online training course is available 24/7 and takes about an hour to complete. With Multi-Address Web Ticket Entry, you can skip hold times on the phone and have instant access to the online platform.

For more information about training options, please contact Tim Vaughn, Kentucky Damage Prevention Liaison Manager, at tvaughn@usa811.org.

When you enter a ticket online this summer, you’ll automatically be entered in Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811’s “I Dig Summer” Contest! Excavators that submit their utility locate requests online through Sept. 2, 2020 will have the chance to win cash prizes.