Utility Service Strikes are one of the greatest risks in carrying out any
excavations, this is virtually eliminated by using vacuum excavation as
recommended by the HSE.
Slips, Trips and Fall injuries have been greatly reduced due to no excavated
material being stored within the work area. All material excavated is
immediately transported to suction excavator.
Manual Handling Injuries all but eliminated due to operation not requiring
manual excavation or plant and equipment to be moved to and from work area.
Public Safety in greatly increased due to smaller excavations and the reduction
of time spent on site, reduced plant and equipment on-site, elimination of
excavated material within work area.
Noise levels of suction excavator are well below that of conventional plant and
equipment associated with this type of work activity.
The risk of hand and arm vibration is eliminated as the use of conventional
plant and equipment for the majority of work activity is eliminated.
As all excavated material is removed from excavation directly into suction
excavator via a sealed unit, the risk of employees inhaling dust normally
associated with excavation activity is eliminated.
Excavations size is greatly reduced, leading to lesser environmental impact
and a reduction in excavated material. This additionally means less material for
Waste can be managed through operation of suction excavator allowing
separation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
Liquid Waste can be easily removed through excavator operation, allowing
suitable prevention of any pollution to land / watercourses.
Due to sealed suction system all dust is captured at source and transferred
to excavator reducing the risk of nuisance to the public and others.
The benefits realised above have not only increased our health, safety and
environmental performance but have brought added financial efficiency to our
operation, which in turn has benefited our customers and others within the