Premier Utility Searches

The Premier Utility Search is a PAS 128:2022* Quality Level D (QL-D) and HSG47 compliant search covering all known utility companies with equipment in and around your search area.


A utility search is an important actitivity when investigating existing utilities, and an important step in meeting PAS 128 Quality Level D (QL-D) and HSG47 compliance standards. We search all known utility companies with equipment in your search area, and present them in a detailed PDF report issued elctronically via email or file transfer. The Premier Utility Search is the crucial first step in the process enabling safe project planning and execution.

Our #SearchFirstDigLater® approach assesses the proximity of existing utilities, using a Red, Amber, and Green (RAG) rating to highlight constraints and risks. With a variety of timescales to meet the needs of users our reports support informed decision-making and risk mitigation. With over 25 years experience, flexible turnaround times, and easy online ordering, Premier Energy are the trusted partner for your utility search requirements.

Why Do I Need The Premier Utility Search Report?

The Premier Utility Search is required for PAS 128* QL-D and HSG47 compliance. We search all known utility providers operating electricity, drainage, fibre, gas and water networks as well as pipeline and transport network owners.

A Premier Search greatly reduces the chance of dangerous and expensive cable strikes or costly damage to other utility assets. We assess each search response in terms of proximity to the enquiry area using a Red, Amber and Green system (RAG rating) enabling the reader to quickly identify areas of concern requiring further investigation.

Who Needs a Utility Search Report?

  • Developers, Local Government and Housing Associations
  • Highways, Transport, MEP Consultants and Engineers
  • Demolition, Civil, Construction, and Utility Contractors
  • Architects, Planners and Lawyers
  • Survey Companies
  • Anyone involved in the planning and design of projects
  • Staff involved in construction or excavation works

Why Choose Us?

  • The leading utility network experts since 1995
  • Turnaround times to meet your needs
  • Simple online ordering system
  • Free telephone and email support included
  • Discounts for multiple orders
  • We cover all independent operators (IGTs and IDNOs) using our intelligent search engine
  • Each  search area is highlighted for quality assurance and ease of use

*PAS 128:2022 “Specification for underground utility detection, verification and location”

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