Damage to underground utility lines is a major problem in the United States. Incidents caused by unsafe digging practices can compromise community safety and disconnect people from critical services.

Take advantage of this timely date, 8/11 day, and remind our coworkers, customers and communities to contact Georgia 811 at least 2 business days before digging by calling 811 or logging on to www.Georgia811.com

Below you will find some resources created to help you share this important safe digging information.

There are five steps to safer digging, requiring participation from all stakeholder groups:
1. Contact Georgia 811 a few days before digging. Dial 811 or log on to www.Georgia811.com
2. Wait the required time.
3. Locate accurately.
4. Respect the marks.
5. Dig with care.

Additional Ideas and Resources

  • View and share this infographic about the life of a locate request, click here.
  • Add Safe Digging Partner decals to your fleet and/or large equipment, see below.
  • For staff meeting/training meeting talking points, click here.
  • To learn more about 811, click here for an article about How it Works or select the Media Fact Sheet.
  • Social Media Messages, see below
  • 811 Cake Graphic, see below
  • Free Public Education Resources, click here to view our product catalog
  • Download and tell your coworkers about the GA811 app for Android and iPhone and iPad. Click here for more information and links to download the app to your device today!
  • View our online resource page by click here.
  • For print ads, click here.
  • Proclamation of 8/11 Day toolkit: click here to download
    Includes tips on securing a Proclamation, examples of City/County Proclamations, a Fire Department Proclamation and Sample Proclamation Text.


Yard Sign:

Order Your FREE Banner or
Yard Sign for 811 Day

The banner is available in two sizes: 8′ wide x 4′ tall
Or 4′ wide x 2′ tall

Banners come with grommets

NEW SIZE Yard Sign 24” wide x 18” tall

Order banners and yard signs from our Product Catalog: Order banners, signs, and decals

The only requirement to get your free banner or yard sign is to take a picture of it once it is up
and email it along with where it is posted to Maria Copeland.

See how stakeholders used their banners in the past on GA811’s Facebook Page
2018 Banners | 2017 Banners | 2016 Banners | 2015 Banners | 2014 Banners | 2013 Banners | 2012 Banners | 2011 Banners


Safe Digging Partner Decals
Order your Safe Digging Partner today. Three sizes to select from, 2.5 inch, 6 inch and 12 inch round. Perfect for fleet vehicles and large equipment.

Just let your Georgia 811 Liaison Manager know how many you need or email Maria Copeland.at mcopeland@georgia811.com.
Please include your contact info including a shipping address.


Social Media Ideas
Share 8/11 day safe digging messages on your favorite social networks.
Click Here for messaging.


Let them eat 811 cake!

Use this graphic to celebrate 8/11 day with your employees.
Download this cake and take it to your local bakery. Don’t forget to send photos of your tasty reminder and staff enjoying it to mestes@georgia811.com.