Working Group Safety

The Safety Working Group’s aims are to promote safety awareness for the geotechnical and geoenvironmental industry.

Strategic Plan

The Safety Working Group aims to provide guidance and links to relevant documents via this web page.

We produce regular updates throughout the year and all guidance documents are downloadable to make them as accessible as possible.

We aim to provide generic guidance to inform practice – it should be noted that for every site a specific risk assessment must be made to assess the actual site hazards present and how they can be addressed to minimise risks to people and property.

AGS Safety WG – Terms of Reference

Publications

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Client Guide

AGS Client Guide for Ground Investigation Activities - Trial Pitting

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists’ (AGS) Guidance on ground investigation activities provide advice for Clients, specifiers and procurers to direct…

Client Guide

AGS Client Guide for Ground Investigation Activities - Dynamic Sampling

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists’ (AGS) Guidance on ground investigation activities provide advice for Clients, specifiers and procurers to direct…

Client Guide

AGS Client Guide for Ground Investigation Activities - Cable Percussion Drilling

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists’ (AGS) Guidance on ground investigation activities provide advice for Clients, specifiers and procurers to direct…

Client Guide

AGS Client Guide for Ground Investigation Activities - Rotary Drilling

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists’ (AGS) Guidance on ground investigation activities provide advice for Clients, specifiers and procurers to direct…

The New Yellow Book – UK Specification for Ground Investigation

The UK Specification for ground investigation (the Yellow Book) has been revised by an industry working group led by the AGS and…

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Safety Guidance

Guidance on the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations

Published March 2022 The Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations (BSOR) were made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act, 1974…

Articles

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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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Driving at Work

Introduction In 2020, a government task force estimated that a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone at work. This accounts…

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AGS Safety WG – Update

Roseanna Bloxham, Leader of the AGS Safety Working Group, has provided an update on the top issues the Safety Working Group discussed…

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AGS Award Results 2021

The results are in! We’re pleased to announce the winners of this years AGS Awards: Loss Prevention Rachel Griffiths (Award) Russell Jones…

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Expectant and New Mothers in Construction

Article contributed by Roseanna Bloxham, Senior Geo-Environmental Engineer, RSK and AGS Safety WG Leader. Pregnancy is a part of life, its something…

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Contamination During a Ground Investigation

The Safety Working Group aims to provide guidance to inform practice and aims to produce regular updates throughout the year.  It was…

Members

Adam Branson Card Geotechnics Limited
Adam Latimer Ian Farmer Associates
Alistair Cima CC Ground Investigations Ltd
Chris Dimelow Lankelma Ltd
Eilidh Morris RSK Environment Ltd
Fiona White Geo-Integrity Ltd
Henry Chapman Harrison Group Environmental Ltd
Jim Clifford Delta-Simons
Safety WG Leader Jon Rayner AECOM Limited
AGS Past Chair Julian Lovell Equipe Training Limited
Lindsey Marie SOCOTEC
Liz Withington CC Ground Investigations Ltd
Madeleine Bardsley Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions UK Limited
Margaret Lo Soils Limited
Marian Markham Jacobs UK Ltd
Matthew Peate Soil Engineering
Michael Smith
Neil Breach Fugro Limited
Nick Brown Hydrock Consultants Ltd
Owen Seymour WSP
Roseanna Bloxham RSK Environment Ltd
Sandy David Listers Geotechnical Consultants Ltd
Steve Everton Jacobs UK Ltd
Tom Collins Applied Geology Ltd