Guidance on selecting a geotechnical specialist

QNJAC has produced some new guidance on the selection of geotechnical specialists.

Where a significant hazard has been identified it is the duty of the operator to ensure that a Geotechnical Assessment is carried out by a Geotechnical Specialist

Whilst the operator appoints a Geotechnical Specialist it remains the duty of the operator to:

  • Ensure that any significant findings and conclusions are recorded by the geotechnical specialist and that the geotechnical specialist signs and dates the document and records his professional qualifications
  • Ensure that any information available to him which may be relevant for the purposes of a geotechnical assessment is made available to the geotechnical specialist undertaking that assessment
  • Ensure that any remedial works identified during the geotechnical assessment are completed by the date specified

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