Despite a Strong Rise in Searches Two Fifths of Digging Work is Still Putting UK Underground Infrastructure at Risk

A record 62% of all UK excavation work is now preceded by a thorough search for underground assets, such as pipes and cables, according to Digging Up Britain 2019. The report by LSBUD (Linesearch BeforeUdig) shows that there were 2,585,862 searches made through its portal last year – a 14% increase on the previous year. […]

CAN Designs and Undertakes Geotechnical Maintenance & Assessment Works for Coulsdon Waitrose Distribution Centre

Geotechnical engineering specialist, CAN, has successfully designed and undertaken a programme of maintenance and additional slope and rock stabilisation works at the Waitrose distribution centre in Coulsdon, South London.The project was awarded by Genco, the facilities management company for Waitrose, following CAN’s initial geotechnical inspection of the site and the geotechnical stabilisation work undertaken by […]

LIFE AS WE DON’T YET KNOW IT: BUILDING A SMART MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION

The government’s new plans to implement a Smart Export Guarantee for solar panel owners from 1st January 2020 could represent a significant step towards creating a cleaner, greener future. The question is, how big of a step? Paul Hutchens, leading green energy advocate and CEO of solar installation specialists Eco2Solar, answers this question and explores how […]

GenAir are set for a Green Apple Award for their All Weather All Electric Air Compressor

GenAir a leading hirer of compressed systems and desiccant dryers, have had the environmental qualities of their emission free, All Weather All Electric Air Compressor formally recognised by the internationally respected campaigners, The Green Organisation. Three senior representatives from the West Midlands based company have been invited to a glittering presentation ceremony, hosted at the […]

Gas Cage Direct

Gas Cage Direct is a site dedicated to providing a specialist service for the storage of gas cages. Gas Cages a are now an essential requirement of the Health & Safety Executive in the workplace, especially on a construction site, public or private premises. Our cages not only offer a complete security solution from theft […]

IR35, the impact on construction HR

For many years the options available to businesses for hiring in staff have included the use of contractors, and the number of people willing to work as contractors has grown exponentially over the last decade. Engaging talent therefore has been a relatively straightforward exercise given the few obstacles that have existed when hiring in contractors; […]

The safety benefits of arc flash clothing

Arc flash hazards are on the increase due to the high demand for power and electricity. Occupational health experts have found that due to this increase in energy demand, higher system voltages and available fault currents are being utilised, which in turn creates a greater risk for an arc flash event. When working with electrical […]