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To Drill, or Not to Drill, that is the question ?

The UK Coal Authority finally yielded to Geoinvestigate’s demands for significant changes to be made in the wording of their Coal mining risk assessment Guidance Document “Risk Based Approach to Development Management – Guidance for Developers (Version 3, 2014)”. The following is an extract of a letter received 17 Dec 2015 from their Corporate Manager…

Spooky in Sheffield Tonight

Geoinvestigate’s New Microdrill was in action today and tonight on a major Site investigation for a new housing estate of over 100 new homes in Sheffield. Anthony AKA (Monty) Montgomery Geo’s fieldworks manager took this photo this evening.     Geoinvestigate’s tendering team saw off stiff competition eventually landing a substantial SI contract but only…

Coal Mining Risk Assessment or CMRA – Confusion, concerns, trouble, problems, pitfalls, shortcomings, uncertainties, doubts and failings with Coal Authority guidance

Compare the 2 CRMAs below and the differences and problems of CMRA soon become apparent. With regard to both also bear in mind the statement provided by the Coal Authority at the start of Section 3 of their publication RISK BASED APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT – GUIDANCE FOR DEVELOPERS  “The table below summarizes the potential…

Geoinvestigate Now Recruiting for the Lake District

Owing to continued strong growth Geoinvestigate is looking to take on 2 new members of staff at its Lake District Office in Windermere, Cumbria. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years work experience combining both good practical and theoretical knowledge of engineering geology or geotechnical engineering and environmental geoscience related to the investigation of…

Borehole investigation of mine workings

Geoinvestigate’s compact microdrill was again in action today probing for mine workings. Having previously obtained a coal drilling permit from the Coal Authority to drill with water flush Microdrill was delivered to site on the back of a standard flatbed trailer. Access to the drilling positions in several gardens was difficult but achievable with Microdrill….

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