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Our professionals take care in their approach during investigations in order to meet the technical objectives of the work.

The Company operates a well established training process whereby all employees have the opportunity to sit down and discuss with their line manager continual professional development needs, as well as any future training requirements and objectives for the forthcoming year. Therefore we actively encourage all employees to continue their development through the various channels that are available both internally and sourced externally.

Some years back the company took the decision to get all engineering personnel trained in supervising sites. Accordingly they were all enrolled on a unique IOSH certified course for the drilling and geotechnics industry entitled ‘Safe Supervision of Geotechnical Sites’. This course concentrates on those hazards site engineers routinely deal with as part of geotechnical site investigations, gaining certification which meets the competency requirements of CDM 2015.

All site operatives (managers, engineering employees, technicians, lead drillers, and drillers) have a valid Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card. Furthermore all site operatives (with the exception of labourers) are obliged to undertake a 3 day first aid course.  A selection of training which is regularly undertaken by site and office based personnel is provided in the following table.

Induction trainingMSc studies in engineering disciplines at university
Manual handling trainingSafe trench side support
Risk assessmentsThree day first aid training
CDM 2015Marine safety training
Soil and rock engineering logging to Eurocode standardsConfined spaces training
Investigation techniques and applicationPlant operation certification
Geotechnical and geoenvironmental samplingSafety, health & environmental management diploma
Location and avoidance of underground servicesNEBOSH general certificate
Gas detection and breathing apparatusNew roads and streetworks acts (NRASWA) training
Packer permeability testingAssertiveness and management skills training
In-situ testing (various procedures)ISOH safe supervision of geotechnical sites
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To enhance our already considerable experience in the field of geotechnical and geoenvironmental expertise in order to provide the highest quality, greater effectiveness and an overall service that provides value added cost benefits to the client.

To successfully meet the technical demands placed upon us consistently by the contract specification in an accurate and responsible manner so that the client is fully satisfied with the service the company provides.


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