USAG Business Plan 2022
The Utility Strike Avoidance Group (USAG) is the body established within the utility industry for the purpose of reducing the number and severity of underground utility strikes arising from work activities in proximity to such services. The primary role of USAG is to provide a forum for employers and industry partners to influence and promote improved standards of health and safety within the utility sector. It has become the leading provider of industry knowledge for safe excavation around utilities and as such has been endorsed by both the HSE and IOSH (as detailed in the Appendices). It was the winner of the Innovation award for the Streetworks UK awards in 2012 and the USAG Charter currently has over 200 signatories.
USAG currently operates on a voluntary basis with no direct funding other than the support offered by Member organisations and in particular those who sit on the Steering Group.