Safety information

Avoiding danger from underground services and other utility apparatus

This guidance document, often referred to as the ‘yellow booklet’, is relevant to all working activities which could disturb underground or overhead services and other utility apparatus.

It identifies the steps which should be taken prior to starting work and the systems of work which should be adopted to reduce the risk of coming into contact with services.

This booklet is a revision of previously published guidance and has been prepared following consultation with all of the utility companies.

Download the Yellow Booklet

Industry specific guidance

Safety information for Farmers and Agricultural Contractors (English)

Safety information for Farmers and Agricultural Contractors (Portuguese)

Safety information for Farmers and Agricultural Contractors (Polish)

Safety information for Scaffolders and Building Contractors (English)

Safety information for Scaffolders and Building Contractors (Portuguese)

Safety information for Scaffolders and Building Contractors (Polish)