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Tips to stay safe and avoid utility strikes post Covid 19 lockdown!

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 […]

The hidden cost of utility strikes

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 does a utility consultant do?

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, […]

How Premier Energy can support Highways projects

We work with many clients operating in public and private sector housing, construction and infrastructure markets. We regularly provide consultancy services on significant infrastructure projects such as the A14 improvements, HS2 and Viking Link (the new electricity interconnector between the UK & Denmark). We offer a range of services essential to the planning and successful […]

What you need to know about GS6

In place to protect us, Health & Safety Regulations are of particular importance for those whose jobs involve working around utilities. Here we look at Avoiding Danger from Overhead Power Lines Guidance Note (GS6). What does Avoiding Danger from Overhead Power Lines Guidance Note (GS6) cover? Every year, a number of people are killed or […]

What is Health and Safety Guide No. 47 (HSG47)

Health & Safety Regulations are in place to protect us. These regulations are particularly important for those whose jobs involve working around utilities. Here we look at Health and Safety Regulation, HSG47. Health and Safety Guide No. 47 (HSG47) outlines the potential dangers of working near underground services. It also gives advice on how to […]

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