When performing any class of environmental monitoring, the ultimate goal is to protect the end user. Developers, engineering firms, and local authorities carefully select specialist environmental experts, such as GGS, to plan and monitor intensive projects to ensure that works carried out don’t increase the risk of harm to local or future receptors. But what about those people carrying out the works? Large teams carry out digging, drilling, piling, and grouting to make new housing and infrastructure upgrades possible, so what keeps them safe on site?
When dealing with potential disturbances to ground gases caused by major engineering, it is important to understand the ground gas regime at the outset. Practices such as establishing the baseline help characterise ground gas conditions before works take place, so that any changes or fluctuations caused by site activity can be identified. Continuous ground gas monitoring is the most effective way of understanding changes in ground gas activity during ground works and is recommended by regulatory authorities as best practice. These and other methods of monitoring and site management are what comprise our health and safety ground gas monitoring service.
What does our health and safety gas monitoring look like?
Benefits of high quality health and safety gas monitoring:
The following pages include news articles, videos, guidance notes and white papers on a range of ground gas related topics which we hope you will find of interest. Please browse through but if you can’t find something on your particular issue of interest, we’d be very pleased to hear from you so we can put that right.
In recent months, GGS has been very lucky to recruit three excellent new Geo-Environmental Specialists to the team. Here they tell us a little about themselves and what they hope to achieve in their new roles with GGS.