The telecommunications industry is a rapidly evolving sector which places a high degree of pressure on all Stakeholders to maintain deployment schedules and maintain telecommunications infrastructure.

SAUCE, or Stop-Assess-Understand-Communicate-Engage, is an important procedure for Stakeholders (particularly Contractors) to ensure that high-quality work is performed. Following the SAUCE procedure may lower the risk of injury to site personnel, prevent incorrect or subpar installations, and increased accountability for all Stakeholders. Additional discussion topics include:

  • Escalation hierarchy is subdivided into two parts, internal escalation procedures and amongst Stakeholders
  • When a hazard is observed, or work would create a future hazard Contractors should utilize SAUCE
  • Multiple real-world examples are discussed
    • Discussion of hazards that were present, or created, and an explanation of how SAUCE could have mitigated these issues
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