Working Group Loss Prevention

We provide Members with information and advice to enable proper management of risk to the benefit of both the Member and the Client. The group’s activities include the preparation of Loss Prevention Alerts, Loss Prevention Guidance, Client Guides and Newsletter articles about current and emerging legal, contractual and insurance issues.

If you have any feedback on the AGS LPWG Guidance or the Loss Prevention Alerts, please contact

Strategic Plan

To enable improved management of our Members’ business risk exposure and financial performance by providing procedural support and good practice guidance.  This will be achieved through the publication of advice in:

    • Magazine articles
    • Loss Prevention Guidance
    • Loss Prevention Alerts
    • Client Guides, and
    • AGS Publications and Position Papers.

LPWG Terms of Reference


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Loss Prevention Alerts

LPA 77 - Limits of Liability – Are They ‘Reasonable’ Under the Unfair Contract Terms Act?

Published November 2023. The commercial importance of limiting liability under an appointment and the ways in which effective and enforceable limits of…

AGS Annual Conference 2024

Registration for this event has now closed.    The AGS Annual Conference 2024 will be taking place on Thursday 25th April at…

Annual Conference 2023

The AGS Annual Conference took place on Thursday 27th April 2023 at the Barbican Centre in London. This full day, networking event saw…

Loss Prevention Alerts

LPA 76 - Reliance on another Company’s Report

Published March 2023 An AGS member company raised a concern associated with their potential liabilities when using or relying[1] on a report…

Client Guide

Client Guide for Ground Engineering and Project Timelines

Published March 2023 The process of ground engineering assessment, design and construction, and how these aspects dovetail into the RIBA stages (RIBA…

Loss Prevention Alerts

LPA 75 - Safeguarding Contractual Caps on Liability

Published February 2023 The commercial importance of limiting your liability under your appointments and the ways in which this can be successfully…


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AGS Awards 2024

We’re delighted to announce this year’s AGS Award winners! Chosen from a select number of AGS Working Group Members, these winners were…

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Early Career Professionals: Call for Posters

The AGS is holding a sustainability-themed poster competition at this year’s Annual Conference, and we’d like to see how Early Career Professionals…

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Cyber Insurance

The sophistication, frequency and severity of cyber losses are growing. As the economy has increased its dependency upon technology, exposure to Cyber…

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The Coal Authority and Mining Risk Assessment

In October 2020 the AGS posted an article in the Newsletter describing concerns raised by a number of Members with respect to…

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UK Specification for Ground Investigation (third edition) – Now Available for Purchase

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of the UK Specification for Ground Investigation – also known as ‘Yellow…

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Revised AGS Client Guide to Domestic Basement Construction

Construction of basements beneath houses in central London remains a buoyant market, which is good news for the sector.  Not so great,…


Alice Shrubshall Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
Allan Bell Hydrock Consultants Ltd
Anthony Elkins ACS Testing
Antonio Rotolo AECOM Limited
Chris Vincett
Dave Hutchinson Honorary Member
Hugh Mallett Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
AGS Loss Prevention WG Leader Jo Strange Card Geotechnics Limited
Kathryn Eva Beale & Co
Matt Eynon Earth Science Partnership Ltd
Murray Bateman Geo-Integrity Ltd
Neil Griffiths Geotechnics Ltd
Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Peter Plumpton SOCOTEC
Rachel Griffiths Fugro Limited
Russell Jones WSP
Sarah McNeill Griffiths and Armour
Scott O’Neill AECOM Limited
Syd Pycroft Specialist member
Tim Lambert Soils Limited
Tim White Marquis & Lord