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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…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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Letter to The Editor

Sir, Richard Thomas’ letter published in last month’s edition of the AGS Newsletter opens up an interesting debate on how we quantify…

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Hand Arm Vibration

HSE are becoming seriously concerned about hand arm vibration while breaking down piles. Members of the Federation of Piling Specialists have experienced…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

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…