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Article Ann-Marie Casserly

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…

Article News Caroline Kratz

AGS Members’ Day 2015 Summary

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

Report Ciaran Jennings

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…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Asbestos PII Update

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

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Be On Your Guard

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

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The Contractor ’s Problem

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

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The Consultant’s Problem

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…

Uncategorized Ann-Marie Casserly

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…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

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…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

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…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

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…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Establishing Ground Rules

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

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

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…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Drilling down into industry safety

Site investigation companies should expect increased HSE attention following the recent successful prosecution of CET Limited following an accident where a drill…