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.  Email dig@esb.ie before starting work to see what electricity cables are underground. 

Dial Before You Dig

Before starting any digging work, please email the following information to dig@esb.ie 

  • Full address of site location including Eircode
  • Geographic coordinates of site location
  • Map of area (this can be a screenshot on Google Maps)
  • Name and email address that we can respond to with requested map

Once you make a request, you will receive your map within ten working days.

For Safe Digging FAQs - Click here .



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.





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