WJ Groundwater has introduced a new Health & Safety (H&S) initiative across its sites called The WJ CARE Card – Committed Aim to Raise Expectations of our staff and clients.
The objective behind the card is to encourage our staff to keep H&S at the forefront everytime they embark on a new task. The CARE card is available for front line WJ operatives to keep a note of any improvements that can be made to processes in order to avoid accidents – also to be able to increase the effectiveness of existing processes.
WJ Groundwater is very proud to announce the launch of its new website for it’s Middle East operations in UAE and Qatar. We have been at large in the region since we opened an office in Dubai in 1999 and Doha in 2007, so we thought it the time was ripe to bolster our online presence with a helpful, friendly and user-friendly website for all our customers and visitors.
Following on from the purchase of the supremely handsome Range Rover, we are welcoming a further addition to the fleet. A DAF LF220 18 tonne dropside lorry. It comes equipped with an impressive 10 tonne capacity crane.
WJ Groundwater recently upgraded its transport fleet by adding this new, fully liveried, Landrover Defender 110.
The new addition will be road-wrangled by our electrician Rob Whitby, already an experienced off-road driver. Landrovers are built to conquer all road and weather conditions ensuring that we can always reach our customers. So look out for it on your travels!
Both Phases 1 & 2 of the redevelopment of the Windermere Steam Boat Museum are now complete. The aim is to create a series of new buildings, at its shore side location on Lake Windermere, to house the exhibits, a conservation workshop and a new visitor centre.
WJ Groundwater completed the drilling and installation of the dewatering applications for Phase 1 in March 2016. Read our earlier blog.
WJ Groundwater ventures into the far north of England for an exciting project at Windermere Steamboat Museum in the Lake District.
The main project is the redevelopment of Windermere Jetty and the museum that is a popular tourist attraction on the banks of the picturesque Lake Windermere. The focus of the rebuild is to create a series of new buildings to house the museum’s collection of vessels, to provide a new visitor centre and further on site facilities.
The second edition of Groundwater Control – Design & Practice published by CIRIA is now available. It is the de-facto design standard for groundwater control systems in the UK and it also implemented abroad.
After contributing to the first edition, WJ Groundwater’s Chairman and renowned dewatering expert Dr Toby Roberts was invited to be lead author for several chapters in the new volume: Chapter 2 – Surface and Groundwater Control Methods, and Chapter 7 – From Design to Practice. He also assisted across each of the other sections.
After a succession of rigorous audits and hard work, WJ Groundwater has achieved OHSAS 18001 Certification.
An endorsement such as OHSAS Certification demonstrates that WJ Groundwater management and staff are committed to upholding and developing good working practice in respect of our occupational health & safety (OHS) management procedures.