theGeotechnica – Issue No.48 March 2016

March 2016

– Understanding Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In another excellent entry from Hazel, the topic in focus is Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) and the confusion that surrounds them.

– Where does health and safety start? – Providing another informative piece for theGeotechnica this month is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. This month Liz asks where health and safety starts for a drilling contractor, starting with LOLER Inspections.

– Land Drilling Apprenticeships – Recruitment is underway for the British Drilling Association’s 2016 Land Drilling Apprenticeships and the BDA are on the lookout for potential candidates. In this article the BDA provide some more information on the scheme and what it can offer you.

– UK GI Analysis – Recently a statement was made to a number of industry leading practitioners, questioning not only the quality of the UK ground investigation industry, but also the morale and the low public opinion of the sector. In reaction to this, the AGS and BDA have combined to create an initiative to analyse and improve the state of the UK GI industry – The Task Force. This month theGeotechnica has an exclusive insight into the aims of the initiative, including details of an upcoming survey to be sent to all contractors, consultants and ‘clients’ working within the sector.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.18: February 2013

February 2013

– Bender Element Test Analysis Software Development for Laboratories – Karl Snelling and Dr Sean Rees, Managing Director and Geotechnical Specialist at GDS Instruments discuss the test analysis software development for laboratories that has been developed to interpret the data from bender element test analysis.

– Geotechnical Knowledge Management – Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix and member of the AGS Data Management committee talks to theGeotechnica once again. This month, Roger examines geotechnical knowledge management, focusing on the benefits of Keynetix HoleBASE SI technology.

– Guarding for Cable Percussion Rigs – This is the second in a series of articles on safely managing all working geotechnical sites, penned for theGeotechnica by the experts at the Equipe Group. This month we focus on safely guarding cable percussion rigs, as well as a brief examination of PUWER and LOLER regulations.

– Wrap Up Warm, It’s Cold Outside! – Writing for theGeotechnica once again is Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom imparts some valuable health and safety advice for those of us working outside in cold and snowy conditions.

– What Are Normal Background Concentrations? – In this latest article from Geraint Williams, Alcontrol Laboratories’ Senior Environmental Scientist, Geraint writes for theGeotechnica on the subject of new studies carried out by the BGS into normal background concentrations.


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theGeotechnica – Issue No.2: July 2011

July 2011

– BS EN ISO 22475 and its influence on SI Practice: A look at how Eurocodes are beginning to affect Site Investigation.

– LOLER: What you need to know – What exactly falls under LOLER and who qualifies to inspect your rigs and lifting equipment?

– Quick Hitches: A look at the safety requirements necessary for using the Quick Hitch System.

– NVQs: do we really need a fully qualified workforce? How important are NVQs and what do they provide?

– An article introducing Equipe Geosolutions’ latest innovation, a new website selling drilling tools and equipment.

– A preview of this year’s Geotechnica event.

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