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  • Surveying Safety, Education & Training Developments.

    An interview with Richard Gregg on education, training and developments of service and cable location equipment and best practices.

    Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

    I am a Construction Sales Manager for SCCS, The Surveying Equipment Company with over 25 years’ worth of experience in surveying, specialising in the education and training of surveying equipment. During my career I’ve help supply and support surveying equipment to some of the top universities and colleges teaching surveying and engineering related courses in the UK.

    What type of equipment do you provide training for?

    Generally we provide detailed training on the service detection and location instruments, including the complete EZiCAT and ULTRA range as well as the Radiodetection CAT4 and RD series of service locators. All ranges are suited for quality assurance and health and safety compliance purposes. We also provide training on other types of surveying instruments such Total Stations and GPS which are ideal for construction and civil engineering projects. The most common request I receive is for training on cable and service detection equipment. Our demonstration and training is normally provided onsite but can be arranged at our facility in St Neots.

    How often to do provide training courses and who for?

    Nearly all of the training we provide is arranged with the customer around their requirements. We tutor individuals and large groups on the requested equipment and provide certification upon completion which is normally valid for 3 years.

    We have taught many different organisations over the years but have had a great deal of success with universities including the UCL (University College London) and Southampton University. SCCS have supplied these institutions with equipment such as the Leica TS06 Flexline range of Total Stations and Leica NA720 Automatic Levels, both very popular and great instruments to learn on. We have also supported Southampton University with technical knowledge and experience on their Constructionarium event which allows students and experts to construct scaled versions of buildings, bridges and other engineering developments.

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    How long are the safety courses?

    Most of the training courses with a service locators are ‘Familiarisation’ and ‘Cable Avoidance’ and both can be completed in the same day however further follow up training and demonstrations can always be arranged. Our customers discuss their requirements and decide the type of instrument they need and we then arrange the training.

    What can be expected from a one day course?

    Let’s take the EZiSYSTEM cable locating equipment (CATs, Signal Transmitters and accessories). This one of the best and most popular range of service locating equipment on the market today. Normally the training is done on site and we can provide all equipment.

    Firstly, with the familiarisation course, we run through the product use and control layout. Then we move on to the practical aspects such as the power, radio, active, induction and connection modes and then on to depth estimation. The Cable Avoidance training has further theoretical and practical elements which deliver comprehensive understanding of the EZiSYSTEM.

    What are the benefits of this Locator Equipment?

    Well, gathering information about the position of buried utilities such as gas pipelines and electricity cables is extremely important, keeping workers and equipment safe from hazardous strikes during excavation projects. Within the industry it is increasingly important to keep workers safe in the field and up to date with health and safety. The location detection equipment we provide not only do this but also gathers and relays information for further processing. Some, such as the EZiCAT i750 come with GPS positioning allowing it to be tracked and provide the whereabouts of the device. It is also Bluetooth SmartReady, meaning it can communicate through apple and android mobile devices for data processing.

    Any pearls of wisdom or any further advice?

    Only that health and safety in the field is very important and the detection of hidden services must be found before any excavation work starts. Not only does the training and equipment we recommend do this but it also saves time and money as they are quick and easy to use. They are a must have to anyone who breaks ground for any reason.

    It has been a privilege, thanks very much.

     

  • SCCS Knowledge Base

    We have today  launched  our knowledge base site dedicated to surveying related support material. We are aiming to provide a comprehensive resource for surveying related information which includes video step by step tutorials and printable walkthrough guides. The searchable tutorials include diagrams and illustrations which are easy to understand and follow. We have also included a complete document library full of manuals, brochures and other useful papers.

     

    This website will continue to expand and updated with new information as we share our extensive knowledge and expertise in surveying related instrumentation and practises.

     

    Visit: https://kb.sccssurvey.co.uk

     

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  • STAR*NET Experienced Users Workshop

    MicroSurvey will be traveling to the United Kingdom in 2017 to host a workshop for experienced users of STAR*NET software, in addition to the "STAR*NET Certification" program that will be offered at the same facility.  This course will aim to deepen your understanding of STAR*NET converters, new features and more advanced options that you can access as you plan a campaign using STAR*NET.  This is also a chance to meet with your peers and the STAR*NET support team to learn about the variety of ways STAR*NET can be used.

    For further details visit: https://www.sccssurvey.co.uk/starnet-experienced-users-workshop.

  • New Career Opportunities

     

    Technical Support Surveying Equipment - Office Based

    SCCS are Leica Geosystems UK distributor of surveying equipment, supplying many of the largest civil engineering and construction projects. We are currently seeking a highly motivated candidate in our Technical Support department. We want to provide our customers with the very best technical support we can and have built up a team of highly trained field and office support staff. This role is to support GPS, total stations, automatic and digital levels, laser levels and other surveying equipment. You will also be involved in on-site and remote customer installation, training and product quality assurance testing.

    You should have experience in use of surveying equipment and site experience of surveying or civil engineering. A relevant degree would be an advantage and this position would suit a recent graduate with an engineering background. You will need strong interpersonal skills and be autonomous and proactive in solving problems. You will also need good written and verbal communication skills. In return we can offer a varied role, career development and a friendly work environment.

    Please apply with CV to recruitment@sccssurvey.co.uk. A salary indication of between £25,000 and £35,000 and benefits are negotiable depending on experience. Please send your CV to recruitment@sccssurvey.co.uk


     

    Machine Control Mobile Tech Support.

    Machine Control is an exciting and innovative division of survey.  Our Machine Control division is rapidly expanding and we are currently working in a number of construction environments including tunnelling, concrete and asphalt paving, roads, rail and bulk earthworks.

    We are looking for Engineering Surveyors/Land Surveyors/Civil Engineers who have active field experience with RTK/nRTK, GNSS products to move into support of machine control with us.  We are taking a flexible approach to this varied and exciting role and because this is a relatively new area we are looking to train and develop candidates therefore knowledge of machine control/guidance would be an advantage but is not essential.

    The successful candidate will have access to some of Europe’s largest projects, working alongside some of the most experienced engineering teams in the UK.  Duties will involve on site support of existing systems, installation and training of new operators and office based phone support.

    Candidates must be hard working, self-motivated team players with excellent communication and problem solving skills, including the ability to train staff at every level. You will support the sales team in providing information when required and in return you will receive all the benefits of working for a friendly company that embraces new technology.  You will also benefit from the huge career advantage of gaining expertise in an area of survey which has a global reach and application as well as a transferable skill into many different economic sectors from construction to agriculture.

    Salary will be around £30k plus vehicle and benefits depending on experience.  Please send your CV and details of current salary to recruitment@sccssurvey.co.uk.

  • Christmas and New Year Opening Times

    Merry Christmas from eveyone at SCCS. We would like to thank you for your support this year and wish you all the very best for 2017.

    • Friday 23rd December: 8.30am -12.30
    • Monday 26th December: Closed
    • Tuesday 27th December: Closed
    • Wednesday 28th December: 8.30am - 5.30pm
    • Thursday 29th December: 8.30am - 5.30pm
    • Friday 30th December: 8.30am - 5.30pm
    • Monday 2nd January: Closed
    • Tuesday 3rd January: 8.30am - 5.30pm

     

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