Digging and Excavation Work
Staying Safe on Construction Sites, Roadworks and Other Excavations
It is vital that appropriate precautions are taken before carrying out any digging work as the consequences of unsafe digging could affect the entire community.
Contact our Central Network Mapping office before starting work to see what electricity cables are underground.
In a hurry?
In emergency cases ESB Networks’ Central Network Mapping can provide maps for collection.
We can also provide maps digitally. Please contact Central Network Mapping for details on the terms and conditions of this service.
Safe Construction and Electricity
Watch our 16-minute video on working safely with overhead wires and underground cables, created specifically for those working in the construction industry.
Request a map
We'll need a site plan of your site and your contact details including postal address. Once you request it, you will receive your map within ten days.
Safe Digging and Drilling PDF
Learn how to avoid hitting underground electrical cables when you are excavating, digging or drilling - and what to do if you do. Download PDF (2 MB)
HSA Code of Practice
Consult the official H.S.A. Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services. Essential resources for construction teams.