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Feel Good Friday!


Force One would like to congratulate Neil McChesney on achieving his new qualifications!

Neil started working for Force One 4 years ago as an operative and over the years has worked hard towards developing his skills to become a CPCS tester which he achieved in January 2019. Neil worked on his CAVA course part time between September and January and is now a fully qualified CPCS tester and NVQ assessor at our Test Centre. He has said that he is excited yet slightly nervous to get started on a new challenge, but is looking forward to mentoring the guys.

Force One Test Centre offers training and testing for CPCS category A78, delivering training for beginners to advanced levels. We also now offer the relevant NVQ in order to upgrade a red trained operator card, to blue competent operator card.

For any training enquiries please contact us on Training@forceoneltd.co.uk or alternatively give us a call on 01354 655441.

For any more information please visit our test centre website - www.vac-ex-training.co.uk/

Mental Health

Following on from #TimeToTalkDay Force One are supporting Mental Health through the office and yard!

Time To Talk Day

Male site workers in Construction are three times more likely to commit suicide than the average UK Male.

This shocking Mental Health statistic is the reason Force One have embraced #TimeToTalkDay and have trained two Mental Health First Aiders. Vincent Parnell, being one of our operators out on site has become one of our first mental health first aider suction excavator operatives. Matthew Day, based in the office also joined Vincent on the course and both have noted how beneficial and eye opening the training was.

Force One is always working hard to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, It's time to talk!

Never be afraid to shout for help!



5 Tips on Suction Excavation

As many are still unaware of the benefits of Suction Excavation and how to safely apply this technology, here is Force One's recipe for safe, effective results. (In no particular order).

  1. Plastic Nozzle - When operating within close proximity to services, the operative must use a plastic nozzle to eliminate risk to the service and surrounding personnel.
  2. Bright Coloured Nozzle - The intake nozzle should always be clear and visible as this is the working end of the Suction Excavator.
  3. Air Lance - No spades or invasive equipment should be used when around services, instead, non-conductive (plastic) air lances should be used to agitate the ground by using compressed air.
  4. Two-Operative Team - With the CPA Good Practice Guide outlining the importance of the additional skilled operative, these machines, to operate safely and effectively, should come with two-operative team.
  5. A78 Trained and Certified - With the CPA and CPCS introducing the A 78 (A-H) certification for safe use of Suction Excavators, all operatives must hold the relevant certification.

To find out more about how this technology works, please visit our How Does It Work page.

Suction Excavation Training A78



Traffex Seeing is Beleiving

Force One Ltd Suction Excavator @ Traffex 2018

Force One Ltd had an enjoyable time at the Traffex Seeing is Believing event. Part of the Transport Network and partnered with Highways England, this show was centred around highway maintenance.

This was the first year in which Force One Ltd has exhibited and was seen as a great opportunity to showcase our new Suction Excavator - the 26t twin fan with fully remote-controlled power arm. This Suction Excavator is very versatile and can be applied to many different projects.

This event allowed us to meet both new and existing customers but also helped spread the word about Force One Ltd and Safe-Dig Suction Excavation. It is always a pleasure to answer peoples questions regarding Suction Excavation and to highlight the benefits of this technology.

To see our Highways page, please click here.

Force One Ltd, Suction Excavator @ Traffex 2018

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