Planet Underground’s annual Roundtable Event features critical discussions on the future of safe excavation, and economic benefits of proactive safety measures regarding underground utility infrastructure. This event, live and unscripted, filmed at Planet Underground’s headquarters in Manteno, IL brings you a unique first-hand look into real challenges and solutions considered by top industry professionals. Groups of 3 individuals from different industry segments are filmed together at a round table and given a “hot” topic in damage prevention to discuss freely in front of our cameras. At the end of the day, a Roundtable Panel of experts take questions from the entire event audience.
Nearly 60 people attended Planet Underground’s Roundtable in December 2016. Together they shared a wide array of innovative ideas towards reducing and ultimately eliminating damages and injury from underground utility projects. This event marks an industry-first milestone in moving discussions on damage prevention towards real-world solutions backed by technological innovation and advances in communication among all parties involved, with excavators at the forefront.
It is our mission to create this new forum to bring all parties involved more closely together, to hear the expertise and opinion of those they may never otherwise be connected to, and ultimately, to have this new communication bring us all closer to zero damages for workers in the field and the general public.
The complete DVD of the event will be released this spring and be available for purchase through this website. Highlights include both individual interviews and group roundtable discussions. See other great learning resources we have available for purchase.