PAS 256:2017 Buried assets

PAS 256:2017

Buried assets. Capturing, recording, maintaining and sharing of location information and data. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : March 2017



After purchasing your copy of PAS 256, you can download an editable version of Annex B, UBO and WRO reporting template here

What is this PAS about?

The UK has a vast network of utility and local authority infrastructure buried beneath the ground including water, sewer, gas and electricity networks; telecommunications cables; and local authority infrastructure such as cabling for street and traffic lights and highway drainage.

This PAS provides recommendations for capturing, recording and maintaining information about these assets, as well as the timely sharing of this information in a commercially-sensitive and security-minded way.

Who is this PAS for?

It will be used by organizations that own buried assets, those that require asset records for planning and design purposes, and those that carry out work in the vicinity of buried assets.

Why should you use this PAS?

The quality, accuracy and reliability of current records are variable as there has been a lack of universally adhered-to industry standards in this area. The use of this PAS will: 

  • Reduce confusion and delays for those needing information to be able to work safely
  • Help minimize the delays, costs and risks of asset strikes
  • Reduce safety risks to the public
  • Reduce risks of environmental damage from asset strikes

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Standard NumberPAS 256:2017
TitleBuried assets. Capturing, recording, maintaining and sharing of location information and data. Code of practice
Publication Date31 March 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 12613, PAS 128
Informative References(Provided for Information)PAS 1192-5:2015, BS EN 50520, PAS 1192-2, BS 1192-4, PAS 1192-3
DescriptorsInfrastructure, Information, Public utilities, Assets, Data
ISBN978 0 580 93179 6
File Size7.631 MB

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