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Hard Shoulder, Near Miss. Stay Safe!

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…

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Loss Prevention CDM 2015

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…

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Safety Group Report

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

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Putting Safety First

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

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The Dangers of Trial Pitting

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

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AGS manual handling

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

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Defence cost in criminal prosecutions

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

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Underground Services and Utility Plans

Figures provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) record around 30 fatalities a year through contact with electricity. Most of these…

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Letters to the Editor

Integrating archaeology into geotechnical surveys Dear Colleague Unexpected archaeological discoveries can cause costly construction delays. There are number of things which AGS…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

CSCS – What you need to know

The CSCS Scheme was set up in 1995 and there are currently more than 600,000 card holders covering more than 170 occupations.…

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NEW BS ISO SOIL STANDARDS

BS ISO 10381-2:2002 SOIL QUALITY – SAMPLING – Part 2 GUIDANCE ON SAMPLING TECHNIQUES This standard, which is compatible with and complements…