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Safe excavation approach to underground utilities

Safe excavation techniques are quickly becoming an essential process on construction sites and new builds, so we take a look at the process in more detail.
By : pieradmin | Jun 12, 2017
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Vacuum excavator safely exposes unknown high risk cables

Our vacuum excavation equipment proved essential when safe digging techniques unearthed a series of underground cables less than 7 inches from the surface, and not shown on any site plans.
By : pieradmin | Jun 11, 2017
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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems

Ground penetrating radar systems are becoming increasingly popular when it comes to identifying potential safety hazards underground. But what exactly are GPR surveys?
By : pieradmin | Jun 8, 2017
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VIDEO: Vacuum supports water works

Vacuum excavator support water works This video short was captured by our operators whilst at work exposing cables on a windy water treatment works. Lines needed to be exposed for maintenance,  soRead More...
By : pieradmin | Jun 6, 2017
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FORS renewed across our fleet

We’re delighted to be able to say we have a FORS accredited vacuum excavation hire fleet for another year! Following a thorough audit from FORS of our existing bronze status, we successfullyRead More...
By : pieradmin | May 22, 2017
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Suction provides unrestrictive service excavation

When routine road works in London included creating a deep service excavation to reach underground cables, contractors looked for a safe solution to manage the works. Utility lines were identified deep underRead More...
By : pieradmin | May 18, 2017
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Open all hours – overnight construction work

For larger infrastructure works, it’s often difficult to access busy sites and roads when maintenance and upgrades are needed. As such, essential repairs and upgrades are often scheduled for overnight construction work, and PierRead More...
By : pieradmin | May 11, 2017
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Vacuum excavation hire demand drives recruitment push

Having seen a rise in demand for safer, vacuum excavation in 2016, hire providers Pier (UK) are introducing new vehicles and operators to their team.
By : pieradmin | Apr 19, 2017
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Video: vacuum excavation in action

Our Health & Safety Manager recently spent the week down in South Wales and the West Country, checking in with our customers and operators to see our vacuum excavation in action.
By : pieradmin | Apr 3, 2017
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Charity fundraising exceeds our expectations

When we set ourselves the challenge of raising £10,000 for charity 12 months ago, we thought it was a long shot. Back then it seemed like a huge figure, and a mammoth task.
By : pieradmin | Mar 29, 2017
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No-dig solution supports street’s gas upgrade

When work started on plans to upgrade a suburban street’s gas main connection, contractors needed to draw up a safe system of work. The planned maintenance involved excavating across the front ofRead More...
By : pieradmin | Mar 17, 2017
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How to avoid a cable strike

Cables strikes were in the news again recently, with another major construction company seeing fines handed down for failing to safely manage a project involving underground utilities. The Health and Safety Executive’sRead More...
By : pieradmin | Mar 13, 2017
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