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Health and Safety Courses

MANAGING AND WORKING WITH ASBESTOS RISK IN GROUND INVESTIGATION (MARGI)

Upcoming Dates

3rd September 2019
8th October 2019

In collaboration with:

EB Safety Solutions Logo
RPA Safety Services Ltd Logo

Cost

£225 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

This one-day course will navigate the delegate through asbestos legislation whilst outlining a systematic approach for GI work, where asbestos is encountered, so that it can be completed in a safe, practical and compliant manner. The course will cover all aspects of an asbestos awareness course and provide procedures and protocols for Non-Licensed Work in a Ground Investigation context.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at all planners, designers, managers, supervisors and on-site operatives and engineers who are likely to encounter and work with asbestos in soil as part of a ground investigation. This course will greatly enhance understanding of asbestos-related risks and how to safely manage them.


ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

Upcoming Dates

TBC

In collaboration with:

EB Safety Solutions Logo

Cost

£245 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

This one day course will provide directors, managers, supervisors and health and safety professionals with the necessary tools to investigate incidents and accidents, develop investigation and investigative techniques and draw conclusions. The course will also explain in detail why the recording and investigation of accidents and incidents is invaluable to developing and sustaining a health and safety conscious work environment to ensure maximum staff safety and reduce 'lost time' accidents.

Who should attend?

Directors, Project Managers, Site Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety practitioners and anyone who is or may be required to investigate incidents and accidents, the causes and events leading up to them and who may be charged with recommending remedial actions.


IOSH SAFE SUPERVISION OF GEOTECHNICAL SITES

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APPROVED COURSE

Upcoming Dates

11th – 13th September 2019
16th – 18th October 2019
19th – 21st November 2019

In collaboration with

RPA Safety Services Ltd Logo

Cost

£495 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

This three day geotechnically focussed health and safety course has been developed by industry specialists and is a unique course for managers and supervisors involved in projects in the drilling and geotechnical industry. The course is certified by IOSH and is the industry equivalent to the SSSTS (Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme) construction qualification. This course has also been approved by The Environment Agency, Thames Water, AGS and BDA and also meets all of the requirements of the UKCG (formerly the Main Contractor's Group).

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at site managers and supervisors as well as specific drilling supervisors who are or will be expected to be involved on sites where geotechnical works are carried out. The course is designed for delegates from any sector of the Drilling and Geotechnical Industry but of equal relevance to those from other sectors where drilling and geotechnical work is part of the project.


IOSH AVOIDING DANGER FROM UNDERGROUND SERVICES

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APPROVED COURSE

Upcoming Dates

5th September 2019 - SOLD OUT
17th September 2019
11th October 2019
15th November 2019
19th December 2019

In collaboration with:

RPA Safety Services Ltd Logo

Cost

£175 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

This one day geotechnically focussed health and safety course follows the requirements and guidance set out within HSG47, including CAT and Genny training, alongside awareness of the four chapters; identifying and managing the dangers; planning the work; detecting, identifying and marking and safe excavation. Important aspects include the use of real examples from the geotechnical industry and delivery by chartered advisors who are from within the industry.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at anybody involved in specifying, instructing, managing, supervising or actually breaking ground and carrying out intrusive work.


IOSH WORKING SAFELY (ON GEOTECHNICAL SITES)

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APPROVED COURSE

Upcoming Dates

30th August 2019
14th November 2019

In collaboration with

RPA Safety Services Ltd Logo

Cost

£175 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

This one day geotechnically focussed health and safety course has been developed by industry specialists as a foundation to site safety for all personnel involved in projects in the drilling and geotechnical industry. Its aim is to impart the core safety skills required of those working on geotechnical sites by building on their existing specialist technical skills and making it relevant to their place of work. Successful completion of this course allows delegates to apply for a their Green Labourer CSCS Card.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at graduates, new entrants to the industry and those seeking a relevant annual health and safety refresher. On-site operatives also looking to obtain their Green Labourer CSCS Card should also undertake this training.


Geotechnical Courses

SOIL DESCRIPTION WORKSHOP

Upcoming Dates

28th August 2019
2nd October 2019
30th October 2019
27th November 2019
10th December 2019

In collaboration with

David Norbury Engineering Geologist Logo

Cost

£275 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

This one day geotechnical training course is delivered by the UK's leading Soil and Rock Description expert, Professor David Norbury, and will bring delegates up to speed on the changes within the Standards and provide a detailed approach to soil description practices and techniques. The British Standards (Codes) under which investigations in the UK have been carried out continue to incorporate and mirror the European Standards. UK practice has changed to meet these new requirements and practitioners will learn about them and how to follow compliant soil logging techniques within this course.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at graduates, new entrants to the industry and practitioners seeking a refresher to enable comprehensive engineering logging of soils. The course is equally relevant to those logging trial pits, boreholes, exposures or samples in the laboratory.


ROCK DESCRIPTION WORKSHOP

Upcoming Dates

29th August 2019
31st October 2019
11th December 2019

In collaboration with

David Norbury Engineering Geologist Logo

Cost

£275 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

This one day geotechnical training course is delivered by the UK's leading Soil and Rock Description expert, Professor David Norbury, and will bring delegates up to speed on the changes within the Standards and provide a detailed approach to rock description practices and techniques. The British Standards (Codes) under which investigations in the UK have been carried out continue to incorporate and mirror the European Standards. UK practice has changed to meet these new requirements and practitioners will learn about them and how to follow compliant rock logging techniques within this course.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at graduates, new entrants to the industry and practitioners seeking a refresher to enable comprehensive engineering logging of rocks. The course is equally relevant to those logging trial pits, boreholes, exposures or samples in the laboratory.


GEOTECHNICAL FOUNDATION DESIGN

Upcoming Dates

4th September 2019 – Equipe Training Offices, Banbury - SOLD OUT
25th October 2019 – Birch Suite, Birchwood Park, Warrington
13th December 2019 - Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Cost

£250 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
OR
Birchwood Park, Warrington

Please check course location for each date.

Outline

This one day course will provide a general overview of foundation design for geotechnical practitioners and engineers. The course will look at how information is obtained and then used to provide a design for simple shallow foundations. It will also look at the derivation of the formulae used for basic foundation design.

Who should attend?

This course will give a practical introduction to foundation design for geotechnical practitioners and engineers who may have only a limited knowledge of how to choose and design a foundation.


SLOPE STABILITY DESIGN

Upcoming Dates

19th September 2019 – Equipe Offices
11th October 2019 – Birchwood Park

Cost

£250 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
OR
Birchwood Park, Warrington

Please check course location for each date.

Outline

This one day course will provide a general overview of slope stability for geotechnical practitioners and engineers. The course will look at how soil and rock slopes fail, shear strength parameters of soils, the tests to determine the shear strength of soils, an introduction to the philosophy of EC7 design and the analysis and design of slopes in soils and rocks.

Who should attend?

This course will give a practical introduction to slope stability for geotechnical practitioners and engineers who may have only a limited knowledge of how to choose and design a slope.


UNDERSTANDING & SCHEDULING GEOTECHNICAL LABORATORY TESTS

Upcoming Dates

TBC

In collaboration with

GEOLABS Ltd Logo

Cost

£225 + VAT per delegate

Venue

BRE / GEOLABS, Watford

Outline

This one day geotechnical training course comprises a comprehensive one day overview of the complete process involved in understanding and efficiently scheduling Geotechnical Laboratory Testing. The course provides guidance on scheduling and sampling requirements including sample types and sizes and revised regimes to comply with the current British Standards.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at all Geologists, Engineers and Field Technicians who are or may become involved with sampling, specifying, scheduling and interpreting laboratory testing. This course will greatly enhance understanding of the geotechnical laboratory testing process and typical tests performed.


ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL LABORATORY TESTING AWARENESS

Upcoming Dates

TBC

In collaboration with

GEOLABS Ltd Logo

Cost

£225 + VAT per delegate

Venue

BRE / GEOLABS, Watford

Outline

At a time when Clients are asking for more efficiency in their designs whilst reducing costs, Geotechnical Engineers and Designers are increasingly specifying Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory Testing to obtain reliable data to enable cost effective design. Advanced tests such as Effective Stress have become commonplace but other advanced tests can also provide invaluable data during and after ground investigations. This course will provide perspectives from the laboratory and engineer from specifying the tests to receiving the results.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at all Geologists, Engineers and Field Technicians who are or may become involved with sampling, specifying, scheduling and interpreting laboratory testing. This course will greatly enhance understanding of the geotechnical laboratory testing process and typical tests performed.


Geoenvironmental Courses

SAMPLING AND SCHEDULING FOR GEOENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

Upcoming Dates

TBC

In collaboration with

Land Quality Management Ltd Logo

Cost

£250 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

The course will provide details of how to develop informed sampling strategies, adopt sampling protocols following good practice and completing appropriate geoenvironmental testing schedules. This one-day course will look at the sampling and scheduling process as well as the analytical methods typically used for ground investigations and geotechnical work where contaminated ground is likely to be present.

Who should attend?

This course has been developed for graduates, engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers and those designing and involved in geotechnical investigations where contaminated land is a potential risk. It is also suitable for those transferring from geotechnics into geoenvironmental work and those who have been working in the geoenvironmental field for a while, who want to get clarification on right way to do things.


CONTAMINATED LAND IN GEOTECHNICAL PRACTICE

Upcoming Dates

TBC

In collaboration with

Land Quality Management Ltd Logo

Cost

£250 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

Outline

The course will provide an introduction to contaminated land for those involved in ground investigations and geotechnical work where contaminated ground is likely to be present. This one-day course will look at the importance of developing a simple Conceptual Site Model through the design of a phased investigation and carrying out informed sampling and analytical testing strategies.

Who should attend?

This course has been developed for graduates, engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers and those designing and involved in geotechnical investigations where contaminated land is a potential risk. It is also suitable for those transferring from geotechnics into geoenvironmental work.


Other Events

Technical Seminars

CONE PENETRATION TESTING IN GEOTECHNICAL PRACTICE

Upcoming Dates

6th - 7th November 2019

In collaboration with

GEOLABS Ltd Logo In Situ Site Investigation Ltd Logo Norweigan Geotechnical Institute Logo

Cost

£350 + VAT per delegate

Venue

Brunel University, London

Outline

An essential comprehensive training course and refresher for geotechnical and geo-environmental practitioners involved in Cone Penetration Testing for Onshore and Offshore Geotechnics. The course is devoted to raising awareness of current test procedures, advances, data derived from the tests and the importance of quality control.

Who should attend?

Onshore and offshore specifiers, procurers and users of Cone Penetration Testing. Geotechnical Engineers, Engineering Geologists, Consulting Engineers, Civil Engineers, Designers, Developers and Clients involved in onshore and offshore ground investigations.


Events

GEOTECHNICA 2021

Upcoming Dates

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Venue

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