Toolkits

CGA has created a suite of toolkits designed to help members generate public awareness about the importance of damage prevention. From news media and social media outreach, to advertisements and grassroots engagement, CGA’s Public Awareness Toolkits put a range of templates, how-to guides, graphics and other resources right at members’ fingertips.

After more than 10 of years DIRT data collection and annual reports, the Data Reporting & Evaluation Committee is making some significant revisions to the DIRT form to ensure it continues to provide value to damage prevention efforts.

The following Toolkit is designed to guide DIRT data submitters through this transition period, and to explain what the revisions are and the rationale for them. New material will continue to be added to the toolkit, so please check back in periodically.

CGA's Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) program collects critical damage and event information, analyzing the numbers and producing targeted recommendations to damage prevention stakeholders about how to best protect buried facilities.

The CGA Best Practices Guide is the original, and still most popular, industry resource for ensuring the safety of those who work or live near underground facilities. The Best Practices manual includes more than 130 practices that cover all phases of the 811 process, agreed to by 16 stakeholder groups.  

The following toolkit is available to assist members and damage prevention stakeholders in using the Best Practices Guide and participating in the best practices process.  

The stakeholder advocacy toolkit includes documents that are available to assist stakeholders in discovering best practices that have already been identified through the CGA, case studies describing legislative activities that have taken place recently in some states, a list of states that have current legislative activity indicated, as well as contact information for stakeholder groups that would be beneficial to engage in the process of building a legislative coalition with your state.