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operational visits, events & Photos

A look back at some of the site visits and events through my career in live operations in rail and construction.
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A chance to construction operations on HS2 at Old Oak Common.
Flannery Excavator Piling Cage Piling Rig Lynch Tipper Mark Groombridge Boots on the Ground
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Piling operations

A chance to see piling operations on HS2 and the equipment used for piling operations.

There is nothing better when it comes to understanding Health & Safety than speaking to people at the point of risk. A chance to understand activities, listen and learn.

Piling Cage Piling Rig Flannery Excavator Lynch Tipper Mark Groombridge Boots on the Ground
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Visit with colleages on HS2

A site visit to see the M42 operations on HS2.

A chance to meet people and colleagues at the point of risk working on the M42 box near Coleshill on HS2.

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BBGE & Bachy

A site visit to see piling operations on HS2.

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering and Bachy formed a joint venture to deliver the largest piling operations in Europe on the HS2 project.

May 2024 I took the opportunity to get out and see live piling operations on three sites. A chance to meet people at the point of risk and learn what is entailed with complex piling operations.

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57m tower crane climb

A trip up to visit one of the tower crane operators.

Although I am not one for heights and prefer to keep my boots firmly on the ground. I decided to take a trip up to speak with a tower crane operator so I could understand what that role entails.

A chance to meet an operator working a height and understand the task of climbing from the ground to the top of a tower crane.



Site visit to Old Oak Common on the April 2024

Old Oak Common one of the London stations for HS2.

A chance to visit the site during the construction phase and meet people at the point of risk.

Health and Safety risk assessments, standards and procedures are a vital part of what we do everyday in Health and Safety. But, nothing compares to going out to see and speak with people at the point of risk.

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Kingsbury Facility

Site visit to Kingsbury April 2024
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HS2 Piling Operations

Site visit to HS2 May 2024
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first week at work

It's not everyday that you start a new position and able to take a photo of the first moments in a new job.
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Tower Climb in BB power

A trip out to experience what it is like to work on the power towers in September 2018