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Deep Drainage

Deep Drainage Specialists

Established in 1993, we are deep drainage specialists that appreciate the associated problems with excavating around buried services, and are committed to looking for a safer and more economical alternative.

Following an award for a major city centre contract in 2005, which specified hand-dig only due to being heavily congested with underground services, we decided to invest in our first Vac-Ex.

This contract was completed successfully with ZERO service strikes, which brought an award for innovation and safety. This laid the foundations of how John Mee Construction Ltd’s Vac-Ex evolved into the company it is today. Following this, it has been proved to be a “groundbreaking” success in various applications. It is a non-invasive safe system for uncovering and exposing the threat from service strikes.

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Market Leaders

At Vac-Ex, we have evolved to work within the following sectors:
Aviation, Nuclear, Power, Highways, Rail, Construction, Gas, Water, Utilities, Telecoms, Tunnelling, Bespoke Solutions, Emergency Works, working seven days a week 24/7. Having achieved a first-class reputation as market leaders in safety, quality and reliability.

All plant operators receive specialist mandatory company in-house Vac-Ex training with driver assessments before taking the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) vacuum excavation – A78 category qualification. External specific sector qualifications are achieved, thus providing our clients with a competent and qualified plant operator.
Environmental and Health & Safety is of paramount importance in every aspect of Vac-Ex, which improves productivity and, more importantly, mitigates risk and save lives with ZERO service strikes.

To complement this our company has achieved and upheld over the years:-

  • 2013 – Waste Carriers Licence
  • 2014 – FORS Bronze
  • 2017 – FORS Silver
  • 2017 – FORS Gold
  • 2017 – Achillies Management System Evaluation 100% & Onsite Assessment 100%
  • 2018 – ISO 9001:2015
  • 2019 – ISO 14001:2015

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