Applied Geology is a Division of Xplor Ltd,

Applied Geology is a Division of Xplor Ltd,

Applied Geology was established in February 2005 to offer a wide range of high quality geotechnical and contaminated land ground investigation and professional services. Applied Geology operates throughout the United Kingdom from centrally based offices in Kenilworth, Warwickshire and Newton Le Willows, Merseyside. Applied Geology became an independent limited company

Company details

Unit 23, Abbey Park Stareton , Kenilworth , Warwickshire CV8 2LY United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Soil and Groundwater - Soil and Groundwater Consulting and Engineering
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
2005

Applied Geology was established in February 2005 to offer a wide range of high quality geotechnical and contaminated land ground investigation and professional services. Applied Geology operates throughout the United Kingdom from centrally based offices in Kenilworth, Warwickshire and Newton Le Willows, Merseyside. Applied Geology became an independent limited company in June 2009.

Applied Geology has a large and diverse client base that includes Local Authorities, Land Owners and Developers, House Builders, Civil and Structural Engineers, Contractors, wide ranging Industrial Organisations and Financial Institutions. These clients range from large ‘Blue Chip’ companies through to individual householders. 

Applied Geology strives to provide its clients with a high quality, technically robust, yet commercial and personal service. Our staff recognise that quality of service and a willingness to adapt to meet the specific needs of clients is as important as technical competence in today’s market. The loyalty of our client base stands testament to this ideal.

In association with key subcontractors and professional partners, Applied Geology is able to offer a comprehensive service to its clients.

Integral to everything is our commitment to quality. On all projects, Applied Geology operates an accredited documented quality assurance system, in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 to provide a service that meets the customer’s requirements in a professional, efficient and cost effective manner. Applied Geology provides a quality and timely service and aims to exceed our client's expectations by constantly improving our service through technology, training and innovation.

Applied Geology is a full member of the Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS). The business became an independent Limited Company in June 2009.

We recognise top class Health and Safety systems are vital in today’s competitive market to deliver business efficiencies for our clients and ourselves. In addition to ensuring the safety and welfare of our employees, effective health and safety management differentiates us from many of our competitors and protects our stakeholders’ reputations.

For our systems to be effective, we actively encourage the participation of our clients and staff in their development. Many of our work activities are ‘on-site’, so the need for our staff to make the right decisions based on a clear understanding of the risks is critical in matters relevant to the wellbeing of themselves and others.

We operate a safety management system based on HSG65, the benchmark guidance from the Health and Safety Executive. Regular monitoring and annual auditing using RoSPA QSA ensures we are never complacent – reflecting our belief there is always room for improvement.

In 2007 the Construction Design and Management Regulations were updated to reflect the increasing need for earlier involvement for those whose work has an impact on project safety. For large construction projects this must include ground investigation, as geotechnical reports form the initial basis of project design. As such all of our ground work activities fall under the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM).

CDM places a number of obligations on us to ensure we are competent, which we are fully committed to discharging. As a contractor we ensure all sites are assessed for safety and appropriate measures taken to ensure the impact of our work on site personnel and members of the public is minimised. Our site staff all possess ConstructionSkills CSCS cards and the overview of the site safe systems of work is undertaken by staff in possession of ConstructionSkills SMSTS training.

In addition to our role as a contractor, we have significant experience working as a Principal Contractor under the new CDM2007 regulations. Supported by our full-time Health and Safety Adviser, we strive to implement a proportionate response toward health and safety management. It is important to us to ensure everyone involved discharges their duties and really manages risk, without health and safety becoming a bureaucratic burden.

Applied Geology’s commitment to quality is integral to our working practices. On all projects, Applied Geology operates a documented quality management system to ISO 9001:2008, which in association with our technical expertise and wide ranging experience enables us to provide a service that meets the customer's requirements in a professional, efficient and cost effective manner.

Applied Geology’s quality management principles include:

  • Customer focus
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of people
  • Process approach
  • System approach to management
  • Continual improvement
  • Factual approach to decision making
  • Mutual beneficial supplier relationships