Damage Prevention Training

We encourage all excavators to schedule Damage Prevention Training and appreciate everyone taking the next steps to a safer dig site!

Calling All Excavators!

Southwest Gas offers FREE Damage Prevention training for excavators, plumbers, landscapers, DIYers, and anyone planning to conduct underground work.

The training includes a thorough review of:

  • Applicable state excavation laws
    • NRS 455 & NAC 455
    • ARS Title 40
    • CA Gov. Code 4216
  • 5 Steps to Safe Excavation
  • Common Ground Alliance Best Practices
  • The process of submitting a dig ticket to your one-call center
  • Trouble locate coordination
  • Emergency considerations

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To register for training in your area visit our Events page below to find the training for your state.

A meeting appointment will be sent to you via email as well as a link to access the training once you've registered.

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Languages Available

Our training is offered in both English and Spanish.

Our Standby Requirement

To ensure the integrity of our system, Southwest Gas requires that special care be taken when digging near high-pressure gas facilities or conducting any boring-related work within 5 feet of any gas facility, regardless of pipe material, size, or pressure.  

If you'll be digging within 5 feet of high-pressure facilities, or boring within 5 feet of any type of gas facility, we require a Southwest Gas representative be present during the excavation process. 

Please ensure a valid email address is provided when submitting your dig ticket. State-specific standby scheduling information will be emailed to you if your project meets our standby requirements.