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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gas utilities excavation to find a leak

Our vacuum excavator proved essential for safety on a recent job supporting the local gas network provider. The gas supplier knew they had a leak, but needed to get down to the gas main to locate and repairRead More...
By : pieradmin | Mar 13, 2017

UKSTT Trenchless Technology Membership Renewed

We’re delighted to have renewed our membership with the United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology for another year.
By : pieradmin | Mar 6, 2017

Vacuum the clear choice for culvert excavation

When a client in Cornwall needed to excavate an old culvert that had laid dormant for several years, they needed a quick solution to remove the built up material. Over the yearsRead More...
By : pieradmin | Feb 22, 2017

We’re a Worksafe contractor

Hot of the heels of successfully renewing our CHAS and Achilles Buildingconfidence accreditations we’ve done it again! This time, following a successful audit, our SMAS Worksafe Contractor member has been renewed forRead More...
By : pieradmin | Feb 17, 2017

Two key health and safety accreditations renewed for 2017

We’re not only passionate about safe excavation, we’re also passionate about health and safety best practice. That’s why it’s great to see our hard work pay off with another two health andRead More...
By : pieradmin | Feb 6, 2017
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