Guidance for the Operation of Cable Percussion Rig and Equipment

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The Guidance for the Operation of Cable Percussion Rig and Equipment which was driven by HS2 has been recently published by The British Drilling Association. The guidance sets the benchmark for people who wish to be involved in percussion cable rigs.

This publication was extensively revised and rewritten by the BDA in 2016. The guidance now covers all aspects of CP drilling, including safety (HSE have reviewed and endorsed) and is essential for anyone involved in operating, procuring, organising and supervising cable percussion (shell & auger) boring.

The guidance is free to BDA members and £150 for Non-Members.

Click here to purchase the guidance


John Litten of ESG

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ESG regret to inform that John Litten, Principal Engineer in Southam, died unexpectedly in the early hours of Friday 19 August. John had shown no signs of being unwell in the days prior to his death.

John worked with Exploration Associates before it became part of ESG and served a total of 19 years with the firm. Recognised within work for a phenomenal work rate and commitment to detail and outside of work for his keen cycling. John will be missed by his friends and colleagues in ESG and throughout the ground investigation industry.

John’s funeral will be held at on Friday 9th September starting 15:30 at the St Thomas-a-Becket Church, Main St, Skeffington, Leics, LE7 9YD. There will be a service in the Church immediately before the burial.

Refreshments have been arranged at the location below and all are welcome to assemble there after the service.

Fox & Hounds
Hallaton Rd,
Leicester LE7 9WB

There will be many people who would like to attend and we welcome friends and associates from outside ESG.

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Take the AGS-BDA Survey on Industry Standards

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The AGS and the BDA have collaborated to create a new taskforce to investigate what the UK Ground Investigation industry thinks of themselves particularly in relation to technical standards.

It is very much hoped that many people within the UK GI industry, from all types of organisation and at all levels, will now choose to participate in the survey linked below and in the subsequent discussions. The survey will close on 31st August 2016.

Take the Survey