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AGS SWG Call for Safety Alerts

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Dear Member,     MESSAGE FROM THE SAFETY WORKING GROUP CHAIRMAN – CALL FOR SAFETY ALERTS   The Safety Working Group would…

AGS Members’ Day: 7th April 2016

Article News Caroline Kratz

The AGS is pleased to announce details of Members’ Day 2016, which is taking place on Thursday 7th April 2016 at the…

Hard Shoulder, Near Miss. Stay Safe!

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Please click the below link to see a video clip of a near miss on the hard shoulder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JiOETTsHWI If you have…

News Caroline Kratz

The Ground Engineering Awards is back and celebrating nine years of showcasing the very best in the industry. Entries are now open…

AGS Members’ Day 2016

News Caroline Kratz

AGS Members’ Day 2016 will take place on Thursday 7th April at the prestigious Barbican Centre in London. This full day seminar…

Loss Prevention CDM 2015

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Image Credit: Ace Work Gear, http://www.aceworkgear.com/brands/portwest-workwear There appears a general consensus that working for a commercial competent supply chain and client, CDM2015 is…

AGS Members’ Day 2015 Summary

Article News Caroline Kratz

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists’ annual Members’ Day event recently took place at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society, located in…

Safety Group Report

Report Ciaran Jennings

Julian Lovell, Chairman, AGS Safety Working Group writes: Below is the latest report from our Safety Group which this quarter has been…

Asbestos PII Update

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The subject of asbestos cover is one that has been in the spotlight for many years since the restriction (and in some…

Be On Your Guard

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

During recent years our industry has made great progress in providing rig guarding for piling and drilling rigs. Responding to the well…

The Contractor ’s Problem

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

You arrive on site with detailed plans of the buried services.  The electricity and telecommunications can be readily confirmed with your Cable…

The Consultant’s Problem

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

There is still a perception within the industry, and sadly, this includes some CDM-Co-ordinators (CDM-C), that it is not necessary to appoint…

Putting Safety First

Uncategorized Ann-Marie Casserly

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 Introduction This new Act came into force on 6th April 2008.  An offence is…

The Dangers of Trial Pitting

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

This is Alex Wright. Alex was a 27 year old experienced geotechnical engineer. He lost his life on Friday 5th September 2008…

AGS manual handling

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

More than a quarter of accidents that have occurred at work and have been reported to the enforcing authorities each year, are…

Defence cost in criminal prosecutions

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

It is probably common knowledge that fines arising from Criminal Prosecutions for Health and Safety breaches are not covered by a designer’s…

Establishing Ground Rules

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Concerns over the place of Ground investigations in relation to CDM led John Banks and Mouchel Parkman to raise queries with HSE…