Category Archive: Commercial

Diver communications – What happens if they fail

There are several ways to communicate to a diver underwater, however, the communications used by commercial divers are embedded within their air delivery hose system called an umbilical. The umbilical also doubles as… Continue reading

Lock Gate Refurbishment

Canals formed the backbone of transport around the country during the industrial revolution in the mid 1800’s. Today the canals are still used, however instead of being used for industrial use, they are… Continue reading

Working off vessels in coastal areas

Diving work platforms used for civil engineering and maritime construction projects come in many different guises.   Commercial & Specialised Diving often work off a multitude of vessels in order to safely access… Continue reading

River Weed Clearance

Weed growth in rivers can often occur quite rapidly during the summer. High light levels coupled with warm water and nutrient run off from farmer’s fields all promote a growth spurt. On occasion… Continue reading

Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo 2017

A big thank you to all of our existing and new customers who came to visit us at the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo in September at Excel. It is always good… Continue reading

Viaduct Survey

Commercial & Specialised Diving have recently surveyed a viaduct in order to ascertain its condition. Major damage was found both above and below the waterline. The detailed survey allows structural engineers to plan… Continue reading

Technology Spot – Sheet Piles

Sheet piles are used in civil engineering and marine coastal construction projects to build retaining walls.   Sheet piles can be constructed from steel, aluminium, vinyl, fibre reinforced plastic, wood and pre-cast concrete.… Continue reading

What makes a confined space dangerous?

Confined spaces are dangerous places and strict special Health & Safety Codes of Practice are required in order to enter them. Entering a confined space needs careful planning as they can be a… Continue reading

New Sales Office!

The number of new clients contacting us is continually increasing and we are getting more and more work from our existing satisfied customers. This has prompted us to expand into a new sales… Continue reading

Did you know divers require a medical to work?

Did you know that divers require a certificate of fitness in order to work underwater? The Health and Safety Executive stipulate diver training and health requirements in order for a person to be… Continue reading