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Welcome to the Ground Geophysical Survey Safety Association

Ground Geophysical Survey Safety Association (GGSSA) was formed in 2011 with the aim of developing Industry Guidelines for ground geophysical surveys. The formation of the Association was in response to NSW Government concerns around electrical ground surveys and the failure to adhere to NSW State Legislation and Australian Standards AS/NZ 3000 & AS3007, particularly around electrical protection, and isolation and insulation. It is the aim of the association to:

  • develop Guidelines for safe operation of ground geophysical surveys
  • serve as a centre for exchange of safety information
  • promote safe effective ground geophysical surveys practices

GGSSA has been working on developing Industry Guidelines for electrical geophysical surveys.  The associations aim is NOT to be a regulatory body, rather an association whereby its members design safe practices for ground geophysical surveys. The GGSSA Industry Guidelines for Electrical Geophysics require Contractors to:

  • Implement Safe Operating Procedures compliant with the requirements documented in the Guidelines
  • Implement equipment maintenance schedules and maintain records of service history
  • Implement appropriate training program and assessment for personnel working on electrical geophysical surveys
  • Ensure transmitters are fitted with safety features outlined in the Guidelines
  • Conduct regular compliance audits (both internal & external)

Membership is open to all Geophysical Contracting Companies and associate memberships are available for industry and other interested stakeholders. For more information please see the following presentations that were given at the ASEG Conference in Melbourne, August 2013, and at the ASEG Perth Branch meeting, April 2014:

Presentation Given At ASEG Conference in Melbourne, August 2013

 ASEG Perth Presentation 090414