AGS Early Careers Webinar Series – Common Risks of GIs, Identification and Mitigation Summary

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On 24th January 2024, the AGS held an Early Careers webinar entitled Common Risks of GIs, Identification and Mitigation.

The webinar was chaired by Harry McAllister (Senior Consultant, TRC Companies) and included presentations from Lauren Hunt (Geoenvironmental Consultant, Arcadis), Vicki Morten (Associate Technical Director, Arcadis), Will Capps (Technical Manager, Delta-Simons), Amy Juden (Head of Geoenvironmental at The Environmental Protection Group), Leo Phillips (Environmental Monitoring Manager at The Environmental Protection Group) and Jon Rayner (SH&E Director, AECOM).

Lauren Hunt and Vicki Morten began the webinar with their insights on Site Supervision and Regulations, highlighting the role of the Site Supervisor and Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations. This was followed by a presentation from Will Capps on Buried Utilities Do’s and Don’ts, where Will provided an overview of methods available to avoid striking underground utilities during Site Investigation. Amy Juden followed with a presentation on Asbestos in Soil: Exposure, Risk and Mitigation, focusing on exposure risk from asbestos in soil and how to effectively manage it when planning and undertaking site works. Leo Phillips then spoke about Ground Gas Risks: Key Considerations When Completing Field Work, before Jon Rayner’s final presentation on Safety Culture, Putting Your Right Foot Forwards. The webinar ended with a group Q&A.

If you missed the webinar, the recording is now live on the AGS website and is free for AGS members and non-members.