Implement a typical workflow for utility companies and their workers to access sites owned by third parties, such as farmers.
Initiate clear communication between utility companies and landowners, discussing access requirements, duration, and potential disruptions. Utilize technology for transparent and efficient communication, capturing details through email or dedicated land access platforms.
Conduct a comprehensive site assessment, utilizing technology like GIS and satellite imagery to map the area, identify optimal routes, and minimize impact on the land. Use digital tools to document findings and share with the landowner for approval.
Obtain necessary permits and approvals by leveraging technology to streamline the process. Centralize permit applications, automate document submissions, and track approval progress digitally for efficiency and transparency.
Commence work on the site, capturing activities, installations, maintenance, and inspections digitally. Utilize mobile applications or cloud-based platforms for real-time communication and immediate reporting of incidents or changes.
Conduct a post-access review to evaluate the process, gather feedback, and address concerns. Leverage technology for surveys and feedback forms. Archive documentation and settle financial obligations promptly.
By following this workflow and embracing technology, utility companies and workers can collaborate effectively with landowners, minimize disruptions, improve efficiency, and foster a sustainable relationship.
Project Manager, Citywide