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Scaffolding: Collapses and Falls

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Work at height, including the erection of scaffolding, is a hazardous activity, and regrettably, injuries occur during scaffolding work. To provide guidance in preventing this, the NASC issued a pocket booklet, with the current (as of 2022) version being titled ‘SG4:22 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’.

Stay Safe Whilst Travelling this Winter

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The Hawkins RTC team investigate hundreds of incidents each year and are no stranger to the dangers of driving in poor weather conditions. Forensic expert Mike Hopwood has drawn on his experience to share some tips to stay safe whilst travelling as temperatures drop.

Hawkins Winter Events Round-Up

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Hawkins attended over 70 different conferences, seminars and social gatherings, we welcomed 17 new experts to the business, and we hosted our annual winter receptions in London, Dubai, Singapore, and Hong Kong, allowing us to spend time with clients in person.

Noise & Vibration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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Ros addresses the many issues that can arise through not considering acoustics, noise and vibration. This covers building failures, nuisance and personal injuries, including specific examples of what issues can arise and how expensive or problematic they can be to resolve.

Road Traffic Collision Reconstructions

Our collision reconstruction experts recently attended the ITAI (Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators) Crash Day at the Darley Moore Race Circuit in Derbyshire where they observed a number of controlled crashes.

Richard Giles-Carlsson Featured in Expert Witness

RGC featured in Expert Witness

Richard Giles-Carlsson is the latest of our experts to have been featured in Expert Witness. Richard’s article ‘Scaffolding Collapses and Falls’ discusses the different types of scaffold, and safety procedures and regulations during both assembly and use.

Stuart Mitchell

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In 2022 Stuart joined Hawkins, as the Health and Safety Manager, based in the Bristol Office. He currently serves as the HSE and Facilities Manager.

John Holland

Forensic Investigator/Business Development Manager John Holland

An Intel scholar, John graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland in 2000. As part of his degree he developed an automatic moisture sensor for use in the peat industry for which he was awarded the Hewlett Packard national award for innovation in engineering. After a brief period with Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Peru, John returned to Ireland to take up a position with Teradyne Connection Systems, before joining Timoney Technology as a mechanical design engineer, where he specialised in the design and development of Hydropneumatic Suspension Systems for specialty off road vehicles. In this role he also gained considerable experience with computer aided engineering techniques such as Finite Element Analysis and Vehicle Multi-body Dynamic Analysis. John was appointed engineering manager with Timoney Technology and took over full technical responsibility for all engineering projects and products. Projects of note include the DARPA Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle, the USMC Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Vehicle and the Timoney ADT Independent Suspension Axle System manufactured under licence by Terex Equipment Ltd. John was also involved with the Ginaf Rally Power and DeRooy race teams for the 2007 Dakar Rally and has numerous automotive suspension patents filed […]