Geotechnical Engineering Limited has been providing ground investigation services since 1961. We currently employ approximately 150 staff and have an annual turnover in the order of £9 million. The company is independently owned and delivers a comprehensive range of site investigation services to a broad variety of markets, including: transportation, construction, renewable energy, utilities and the environmental sector.
We have earned an enviable reputation for providing high quality services throughout the United Kingdom and regularly work with government agencies, local authorities, Network Rail, main contractors and developers.
We have achieved ISO accreditation in the areas of Quality, Environment and Health & Safety. This complements our list of accreditations, which include: CSCS Platinum Award; LinkUp (rail); UVDB (utilities); SafeContractor; CHAS; EXOR and ConstructionLine. Our in-house capabilities include a range of drilling services, in-situ testing and monitoring, soil and rock testing, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering services and advice.
We employ over twenty teams of drillers on a full time salaried basis. Our fleet of drilling rigs includes the multi-purpose Pioneer, Terrier, Comacchio 450P, the P45 and P60 slope-climbing rigs and BANKSY, the EKG rig. We also offer vacuum extraction, service tracing and concrete coring as in-house services.
Our engineering departments includes upwards of forty-five professionally qualified staff, specialising in geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental services and ground investigation.
We provide a comprehensive soil and rock testing service at our purpose built UKAS accredited laboratory in Gloucester. Our services cover routine classification through to complex data-logged shear box and effective stress tests.
We are able to offer field crews and technical staff certified to: National Grid ‘Competent Person’, ‘Person’ and BESC; Network Rail PTS and IWA; Energy and Utility Skill Register (EUSR); Safety Passport Alliance (SPA) petrol retail; NRSWA Streetworks supervisors and operatives etc.
Technical staff are generally degree qualified ranging from recent graduates to chartered professionals. A large number have completed the IOSH managing safely training course,
Our drilling crews are registered with the CITB and the majority have an NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling. Each crew member has a current CSCS card and has attended an emergency first aid training course. They receive service avoidance, manual handling and relevant additional driver training (C1, B + E) as well as attending industry specific courses.