What is positive response?

Positive response is a closing of the communication loop. It allows each facility owner to communicate to the excavator the status of their one call ticket.

 

How do I use positive response?

If you are an excavator, you can check the positive responses for your ticket at http://newtina.oups.org/newtinweb/ResponseDisplay.nas or by calling 800-445-3894. Please be sure to have your O.U.P.S. ticket number handy.

If you are an O.U.P.S. member, and have an existing username and password to post responses, you can visit http://newtina.oups.org. If you are an O.U.P.S. member, and have not registered with us, you have several options for responding to O.U.P.S.’ positive response system, including phone (IVR), internet, or TCHTMLP protocol. Contact the O.U.P.S. team at it@oups.org for further information.

O.U.P.S. is pleased to offer our members two ticket management software options to help you receive your electronic tickets and to better meet your positive response obligations – WebTMS and KorWeb. Each of these systems, which are offered at no cost to O.U.P.S. members, allow the user to easily manage their workload, automatically provide electronic positive response to O.U.P.S., automatically assign and dispatch tickets to locators and MORE!

To learn more WebTMS, visit: http://www.oups.org/Newtin/WebTMS
To learn more about KorWeb, visit: : http://www.korterra.com/oups-korweb-sign-up

 

What are the response codes that member companies can provide?

001 – NO CONFLICT

002 – MARKED (UP TO PRIVATELY OWNED UTILITY)

003 – TICKET CANCELLED

004 – EXCAVATION REQUEST COULD NOT BE COMPLETED - FACILITY OWNER/LOCATOR WILL CONTACT THE EXCAVATOR DIRECTLY

005 – EXCAVATION REQUEST COULD NOT BE COMPLETED – BAD ADDRESS OR INCORRECT STREET INFORMATION, A NEW TICKET IS REQUESTED

006 – HIGH PROFILE FACILITY – FACILITY/OWNER REQUESTS TO BE PRESENT FOR EXCAVATION

007 – JOINT MEET/LARGE PROJECT – WILL COORDINATE WITH THE EXCAVATOR

008 – DESIGN TICKET – CONTRACTOR WAS NOTIFIED BY THE FACILITY OWNER

009 – WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED UPON ARRIVAL

 

What if a facility owner owns multiple facility types?

Some O.U.P.S. members have multiple utilities under one member code. To properly respond to positive response, we have had to devise a solution that would allow a member to respond for each of their utilities. Click here for more information.

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