Doing our bit to reduce the costs businesses face With the pandemic impacting everyone over the past year and a half it is no surprise the economy has taken a massive hit. Keeping any business afloat during lockdown was a real challenge – and keeping work sites safe during the peak of the pandemic and […]
As a society we can now see some light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we consider a return to normality it is a useful time to focus on some of the future challenges we are likely to face in the utility market, especially if you are intending […]
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What happened during UK lockdown? According to information published by the Energy Networks Association there has been a welcome reduction in third party damage to buried electricity cables. This is in part due to the UK lockdown impacting construction sites with excavations limited and overall activity decreased. As you would expect less excavation = less […]
Many people are aware of the legislation surrounding safe excavation, underpinned by the requirement to have a comprehensive and up to date set of utility records available to site staff when they are excavating. But we still hear lots of stories of utility strikes associated with an absence of any records…. What is often overlooked […]
What is a Utility Consultant and what do you do? A question that is often asked by prospective clients. It’s fair to say it is a role not always recognised across the construction industry, yet one that can de-risk and save costs in an area that features on nearly every risk register and project timeline. First, […]