Vac UK in the City of London today. Vac UK have very powerful machines but our skilled drivers can get them into the tightest of spots. We can also provide up to 200m of extension hosing to access the most confined areas. Helping to keep your workers and your clients assets safe.
Vac UK safely digging around the live utilities in the City of London today. When your digging up the streets in the financial capital of the world you can’t afford to take any chances. Knock out a power line or hit a gas or electric cable you could cause millions of pounds or damages or a health and safety incident. If you want to dig around live utilities the safest way call Vac UK.
We’re all looking to do our bit to save the environment. If you are digging around live utilities as well as being safer and often more cost effective, vacuum excavation is also the most environmentally friendly option. With a Vac Ex you can:
Minimise damage to trees and shrubs
Use less lorries on site
Dig smaller excavations
Keep a smaller construction site
Keep cleaner site
All of the above reduces your carbon footprint keeping both your clients and the Antarctic penguins happy 🐧
All of Vac UK’s vehicles are the latest model and are less than 12 months old. So unlike most of our competitors, they all have the new Euro 6 engine which reduce the pollutants you send into the atmosphere.
Kilkern set up Vac UK last year and is investing ten million in an effort to reduce cable strikes across the UK. Whilst busy sucking up the earth we’ve been shocked to discover where people have actually laid the existing utilities. If you check the pictures below you can easily see it wouldn’t be a good idea to use a shovel or a 360 excavator to try to excavate the ground around these utilities. If you did you could damage the existing pipework or cause injury or potentially the death of a worker or a member of the public. Despite all the extra investment in the industry on health and safety, cable strikes have actually increased year on year.
The industry needs to use the latest advances in technology and put safety before cost to see improvements in health and safety performance. Looking at these pictures would you expect someone to have laid these electric cables so close to the surface of the ground? Would you have expected the cables to be left exposed? Would you expect someone to be asked to dig around these cables rather than hire a Vac Ex to safely suck up the earth from around the cables? You wouldn’t but people are still doing all these things as they’re putting cost before safety and in doing so endangering lives. Don’t let anyone make the same mistake on your job.
Vac UK, Kilkern’s vacuum excavator business are exhibiting one of our brand new ever expanding fleet of suction excavators at Plantworx 2019 this week in Peterborough. Join us on stand FA09 for a live demonstration of the latest technology and best practice for safe, environmentally friendly mechanised digging around live services. Yesterday the weather was desperate but the forecast is looking a lot better today so it will be the ideal day to pop into us for a cup of tea and a sandwich if you were thinking about going to the show.
Our parent company, Kilkern, have recently invested in a multimillion pound fleet of state of the art vacuum excavators. These will be available for hire with drivers in 2019 operating as VAC UK, which was launched to facilitate safe digging practices around live services.
We have already had a lot of bookings for these so best to book in advance.
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