About Us

Rogers Geotechnical Services Limited (RGS) are site investigation specialists offering ground investigation and geotechnical services to developers, builders, structural and consulting engineers, architects, insurance companies, local authorities, piling and foundation engineers, private individuals and other geotechnical consultants.

We have offices located throughout the country: in Huddersfield, Burton-upon-Trent, Hull & Carlisle, and work nationally to cater for your needs. Our head office in Shelley is home to our UKAS accredited laboratory and fieldworks department and drilling rig fleet.

Our staff are the life and blood of RGS and our dedicated team is the reason for our success. We pride ourselves on professionalism, good business ethics and fine attention to detail. Please see Meet the Teams for more information.

Our Accreditations

ISO 9001 SSIP Acclaim
ISO 14001 Constructionline (Silver Member)
ISO 45001 SMAS Worksafe

We employ Citation to give us specialist advice, annually, in regards to Health and Safety. This ensures we keep up to the current standards and provide us with a full health and safety management system, audited every 12 months. In addition to Citation we have a Health and Safety professional who attends monthly to undertake audits, toolbox talks and inductions for new members of staff.

In addition to this, we hold an event every January to welcome back our staff, often referred to as our ‘Health and Safety Day’. This includes new legislation as well as general CPD’s from our Technical Director, Steve Rogers.

Meet the Teams Join the Flow

Project Delivery Flow the RGS way. Click below to see who you might meet, and when.

Our Directors

In 2003, Rogers Geotechnical Services Ltd (RGS) was established in Huddersfield by founding directors Emma Lewis, Chay Rogers and Steve Rogers, all of whom remain in the business today. RGS was founded on proud family values which continue to underpin its continuous development. The Directors continue to work closely with all of the team, utilising their wide ranging and complementary skills. Emma Lewis, Managing Director has experience in legal, banking and business sectors; Steve Rogers, Technical Director is a well-known industry specialist with over 40 years experience in geotechnical and environmental engineering, including periods spent overseas and lecturing at Leeds Beckett University; Chay Rogers, Operations Director is a very knowledgeable and experienced individual in drilling and site operations, with over 16 years operating rigs and managing site crews. RGS have received a great reputation in the industry both in Yorkshire and across the UK and in 2018 Gary Farnell, a structural and mechanical engineer who has 30 years’ experience managing large businesses worldwide, arrived at RGS to springboard the next phase of development and growth.

It is with this current management team in place that we can embrace change, therefore allowing us to continue to invest in our own rigs, offices, crews, UKAS geotechnical soils laboratory and engineering team.

Project Team

Your first encounter with the RGS is likely to be with our Project Team as essentially all works start here with the initial tendering or quotation process. We then move on to job set up ready to undertake your project.

Project Team: Tendering

At tender stage we will analyse various parts of the site to aid us in completing our tender.

This includes; the geology on the site, historical borehole records, planning conditions, potential coal mining, potential hardstanding and any access issues. In addition to all of these stages, we also perform an online search for potential Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) to inform you of any UXO risk - should this not have previously been identified. From all of this data and information we compile a scope of works which we feel will be adequate for the site requirements in a broken down quotation format which will also detail lead-in times for any site works and completed project delivery timeframes.

Project Team: Job Setup

Within our job set up process we perform a utilities search and to check the site location and access; should we have any queries, one of our Fieldworks team can come to site and ensure adequate access and discuss any further requirements.

Upon completion of this stage, the fieldworks date(s) will be confirmed along with the allocation of an engineer to the job. This is then confirmed to the client and any questions can be raised prior to mobilisation.

Engineering Team

Our engineers take on the project from the completion of job set up and oversee these through the Fieldworks, Laboratory and Reporting stages, according to the timeframes established within the accepted quotation.

Engineering Team: Fieldworks

After confirming the date(s) of mobilisation, our Fieldworks operations team ensure a smooth transition between the office stage and getting out on site. Behind the scenes, they confirm job specific details, any sub-contractor requirements for alternate rigs, plant and tool hire, etc and the crew who will undertake the works. A work instruction is provided by an engineer 48 hours prior to the job so that we can ensure no stone is left unturned. We will load up our equipment the day before the job and mobilise to site promptly and on time to undertake and complete the works. Finally, we bring back any samples required and all of the technical information needed for the engineers to schedule the laboratory testing and write detailed engineering logs.

Engineering Team: Laboratory

The samples collected on site are returned to our laboratory where an engineer will determine the testing schedule, unless otherwise proposed by the client. Our UKAS accredited laboratory will undertake all testing and display results in a report format ready for the engineers to interpret.

Engineering Team: Reporting

On receipt of the laboratory results, the engineers will interpret all the information and prepare their report to submit to the client using all their expertise and the fact finding evidence to deliver the right solution at the right price for the project in question.

Our Support Staff

Our head office now extends over three buildings and there is always an inviting and welcoming feel for any visitors, thanks to our support staff. Sarah and Lauren are a massive help in the day-to-day running of RGS and allow us to work in clean conditions day-in, day-out. Without them we would not be able to function as efficiently as we do because a properly maintained business environment is a key part of ensuring the health and safety of those who occupy it.

The ground is naturally variable and often the nature of these variations is not known (BS 5930 : 2015 - Page 1). A ground investigation aims to gather information about the strata profile and inform foundation design and remediation of contamination.
Certified by Constructionline; Registered ISO 14001 (2015), ISO 45001 (2018), ISO 9001 (2015) Certified by Constructionline; Registered ISO 14001 (2015), ISO 45001 (2018), ISO 9001 (2015)