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Thursday 31st October

Force One Excels Again!

Once again, Force One excels in industry innovation when responding to a customer requiring excavations to be carried out on 400kV substation based on the south coast. There were no hesitations when accepting the challenge, due to Force One Limited being fully equipped with pioneering machinery and experienced operatives. The excavations were located in close proximity to live overhead lines, requiring our specialist fitted equipment to carry out the works. We quickly mobilised our high specification vacuum excavator, which is fitted with a bespoke full height and slew limitation device. Our CPCS A78F and EUSR BESC and PERSON qualified operatives carried out the works. They completed it in a safe and effective manner across three shifts, without impeding any safety exclusion zones. Great work from all involved here at Force One!



Productivity hits an all time high!

Last week, Force One were contacted by a customer requesting three trucks on site in order to excavate a large trench and two road crossings over two full days. We mobilised three vehicles to site, two smaller 26T twin fan trucks and one 32T truck, which worked simultaneously alongside 6 fully trained operatives. Our 26T vehicles were used due to limited space being available in the area, as well as our larger 32T vehicle that was utilised in an open area.

The trench that we successfully excavated totalled 180 metres, as well as two road crossings for new electric ducts to be installed. By the end of the shift, 120m³ had been excavated by our teams in a safe and effective manner. We were able to complete the required works in one day, thanks to the productivity of our team.

Works were carried out over the weekend, with the work site in close proximity to a taxiway. Our teams successfully uncovered water and gas mains, two HV cables and numerous LV cables.





Force One Update

Force One were contacted by a local contractor, to assist with a project to remove a sand layer to allow the pouring of concrete.

The project scope was to reduce the sand base by approximately 100mm over 1600 square meters.

After a quick site visit to help determine the best way to tackle the job, the following day we deployed a 4-fan suction excavator, electric remote nozzle, 50m extension hoses and a fully trained 3 man team.

After operatives were inducted to the site, the suction excavator was parked in position, extension hoses set up and excavation began.

All material (approximately 160m3) was removed within 2.5 shifts, all material was tipped outside the building where the contractor then arranged disposal.

Suction excavation was the chosen method due to reduction in manual input / handling, as a quick and effective solution and to ensure that an even depth was maintained throughout the dig.



Our Latest Challenge!

Recently our operative team were working on a new commercial development in Cambridgeshire, tasked with uncovering a large amount of buried services. The buried services were in a particularly challenging arrangement, making suction excavation the safest method of material removal. Due to limited space surrounding the excavation, the team used one of our 32T suction excavators in conjunction with our unique remote nozzles. The access issues meant that the suction excavator was parked approximately 15m away, whilst the remote nozzle was connected using 250mm diameter extension pipes. The team successfully completed the works in a few hours, with no damage to underground assets.



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