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We believe that training and development are vital to the success of the company.

All our staff are given the necessary training to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude that they require to carry out their jobs safely and effectively. We also offer every opportunity to new staff to develop their professional careers.

Managers review training plans regularly with their staff.

Much of our vocational training is delivered on-site by our experienced drillers and other senior staff.

In addition, depending on legal, site and client requirements, our staff may be trained in:

  • CSCS
  • NVQ Land Driller
  • BDA - Audited Driller
  • ICI - Industry Common Induction
  • PTS - Personal Track Safety
  • SPA - Safety Passport Alliance (petrol retail)
  • National Grid Person (substations)
  • BESC - Basic Electrical Safety Competence (substations)
  • HSG47 - Cable Avoidance
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • LPS - Loss Prevention System for petrol refineries
  • PASMA - Scaffold Tower Erection
  • NRSWA - Street Works
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Thames Water Passport
  • EUSR Water Hygiene
  • SMSTS - Site Management Safety Training Scheme
  • SSSTS - Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme
  • IOSH - Safe Supervision of Geotechnical Sites
  • IWA - Individual Working Alone (on railways)
  • SiLC - Specialist in Land Condition
  • NEBOSH - National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health


All our technical staff are actively encouraged to participate in CPD (Continuous Professional Development) and many are working towards Chartership with the Geological Society.












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