Through the Damage Prevention and Safety Partnership, Arizona 811 collaborates with a diverse group of underground facility owners and operators, professional contractor associations and state enforcement officials to provide comprehensive seminars throughout Southern Arizona, the Metro Phoenix Region, Northern Arizona and the Mohave Valley year-round. Each seminar lasts 2.5 hours and covers these topics:
- The Arizona 811 Process
- Trench Safety and Competent Person Training
- Working safely around underground and overhead utilities (electricity; communications/cable TV; and transmission and distribution lines for natural and liquid gases)
- Complying with Arizona law (A.R.S. 40-360.21-32) and understanding common utility marking symbols.
Seminars are free and include breakfast, lunch or dinner and training materials and door prizes. Participants learn how to protect themselves from serious injuries; prevent damage to the underground utilities we rely on every day; and protect their company or agency from incurring fines, damage-repair costs and reimbursements to businesses because of service interruptions.