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MORRISON UTILITY SERVICES UNVEILS NEW MULTI-UTILITY STENCIL 20th February 2018

MORRISON UTILITY SERVICES UNVEILS NEW MULTI-UTILITY STENCIL

Morrison Utility Services (MUS) has unveiled a new, patented ‘multi-utility stencil’ that will provide a template for safer, clearer and more consistent survey marking to identify underground utilities in the public highway.

The stencil provides an innovative solution to manually spray-painted markings used to identify underground utilities that can be untidy, unclear and inaccurate. The stencil is being introduced following successful trials on a number of major contracts and will lead to safer working practice and a reduction in customer complaints.

The multi-utility stencil was initially submitted as a proposal via the successful MUS employee innovation programme, Innovate to Improve (i2i).

Key benefits include:

  • Improved adherence to HSG47 guidelines for safe dig practices
  • Reduced margin for error and potential for underground strikes
  • Consistent, clearer and more professional survey marking to reduce customer complaints

 Key design features include:

  • A lightweight, fold-up two-piece design
  • A secure locking mechanism when not in use
  • An integrated handle design
  • a simple lettering system to indicate presence of underground services

Executive Director Sean Kelly, commented: “This is an excellent piece of innovative and practical thinking to address an everyday challenge to the utility industry. The stencil’s simple, ergonomic design has established it as a practical and essential tool for MUS dig teams and this represents a major step forward that will enable our teams to mark the presence of underground services in a clear, more consistent and professional manner.”

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