About Us

DBYD CERTIFICATION LIMITED (DCL) has been set up to offer certification for locators working with asset owners and contractors. The Certification recognises locators who have demonstrated a high level of understanding and practical expertise. Our mission is to deliver training and certification to ensure the location of network infrastructure. Our vision is to have safer communities through training and locator certification.


In recent years the asset owning members of DBYD have voiced their concerns surrounding the inconsistency of skill sets associated with locating, which can lead to damages to their respective assets or more concerning serious injuries to workers or the general public.

DBYD has addressed this concern by developing a rigorous assessment for locating that contains both theory and practical elements.

It is the intention of DBYD and supported by its members that locators will aspire to be a DBYD Certified Locator. Having successfully passed the assessment the locator will have recognition that he/she has met a standard that is endorsed by our asset owning members and will be listed on the DCL website as a DBYD Certified Locator.

DBYD is “The Essential First Step” and we now see engaging a DBYD Certified Locator as “The Essential Second Step”.