Meet Kev England, EAC's Director Founder Site Geologist Principal Risk Manager Sales Manager Report Writer GIS Technician H&S Manager and...Janitor!
EAC is the company that delivers Kev England’s consulting work. We have a wide range of contacts to call upon for specific expertise, but Kev handles all day-to-day operations of EAC. He’s a strong believer in honesty, transparency and responsibility. He’s also an innovator and always finds the best solution to every problem. Kev personally guarantees all the work done by EAC and ensures that every customer is not just happy, but impressed by our work. Check out our story timeline below, and feel free to connect with Kev by phone, email or social media.
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Kev England graduates BSc. Geology
A 4 year degree at the University of Edinburgh springboards Kev into an early career in the Canadian oil and gas drilling industry. With his focus on outdoor sports and travel he explores rivers and mountains around the World. Work in natural resources takes him to the Gulf of Mexico, the Canadian Arctic, Cuba, Grand Banks, North Sea and finally to New Zealand.
Wake up to climate crisis!
Over a decade of work extracting carbon from the ground was too much for Kev. His sense of global citizenship and environmental responsibility encouraged him to return to University and study Hazard and Disaster Management at the University of Canterbury.
22nd February 2011
Kev began working in the earthquake ravaged city of Christchurch whilst the aftershocks were still causing havoc. Initially providing rockfall and landslide hazard advice to Christchurch City Council for public safety purposes, and later helping EQC to assess land damage around the entire Region. His involvement here was ongoing for over 5 years.
1st May 2011
Established Geological Services Ltd
Kev’s geological hazard consulting work led to the formation of Geological Services Ltd. The bulk of the work undertaken by Geological Services was in the field of disaster recovery (assessing liquefaction, landslide and rockfall damage, identifying imminent risk and designing remedial works solutions), with the occasional environmental project.
17th June 2013
Prospector 1 Risk Assessment
Diversifying from disaster recovery and utilising experience from Kev’s earlier career, we helped a new drilling company to establish a risk framework to operate their drill rig, Prospector 1. The drill was used for research drilling for the Deep Fault Drilling Project. This led to a number of local businesses asking for general H&S advice.
1st September 2014
Disaster Resilience Workshops
With experience in disaster recovery (Christchurch) and of providing educational and risk reduction tools (landslide susceptibility mapping) and the recent risk education work with Prospector 1, we decided to offer a series of Disaster Resilience Workshops in the West Coast Region to help local businesses prepare for an Earthquake or another disaster event. Earthquake recovery work is ongoing.
17th April 2015
Name change to England and Company Ltd
With the diversification from purely geological hazards into risk management, risk education and general H&S consulting work, we decided to change the company name to England and Company Ltd (EAC).
19th May 2016
Health and safety risk management training workshops
With the success of the Disaster Resilience Workshops and a demand for clear guidance on H&S due to the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act, we ran a series of workshops to help local businesses adapt to the new laws and work safer. Over the course of 2 years we helped over 100 businesses to sharpen up their H&S practices.
1st September 2016
Paparoas Great Walk Project
EAC are proud to have provided a preliminary geological hazard and risk assessment of New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk. We assessed the proposed route, through challenging mountainous terrain prior to construction in order to give the client (DOC) risk-based advice on geological hazards during construction and estimate the future risk profile. Technical advice and peer review provided by Terra Firma Engineering.
14th November 2016
The M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake caused widespread damage around New Zealand. In the response phase, EAC was involved with rockfall hazard removal on State Highway 73 (for NZTA). Later we assessed land damage for the Earthquake Commission as far South as Greymouth and as far north as Otaki, visiting over 200 landslip and earthquake damaged sites.
1st February 2017
Paparoa co-seismic landslide risk study
To complete the geological hazard risk profiling (in line with the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction) of the Paparoa Great Walk, EAC undertook a remote GIS-based study to advise on the risk to public life posed by landslides triggered by a large earthquake. Work peer reviewed by Dr. Tim Davies of UC.
Cyclone Debbie and Cyclone Cook
The twin tropical cyclones of early 2017 inundated the entire Eastern and Central areas of New Zealand causing widespread landslips and flooding. EAC attended over 50 landslip sites (for the Earthquake Commission) across the North and South Islands and helped residential home owners to remediate their properties and get back to normal.
The Haz-ed project
With well-established teaching material and a demand for more relevant and immediately accessible learning in the online space, EAC began working on delivering our classroom Disaster Resilience and H&S Risk Management Courses via a new website, Haz-ed.org.
McLean Falls landslip assessment and remediation
EAC’s first geological hazard work in Southland. Curiously, this major landslip was the result of a prolonged period of abnormally dry weather causing a loss of soil cohesion on a steep slope above a popular tourist destination. EAC assessed the site, provided a works plan and oversaw the remedial works so that the site could re-open as quickly as possible.
EAC strives to provide the best possible solution to any problem. We do this with honesty, integrity and enthusiasm, helping to create a more sustainable environment; locally, regionally and globally.
- We take pride in everything we do
- We genuinely enjoy our work and embrace it as a positive aspect of our lives
- We learn every day. We offer inspiring learning opportunities and we seek learning from other inspiring teachers. We learn from mistakes and believe in asking questions
- We are connected and will strive to develop these connections in the future. We believe that connections between customers, peers, environment, society, family and any other personal connections are equally important
- We will never stop exploring
We take Health & Safety seriously
Much of the work that we do involves a significant level of risk. For that reason we take H&S seriously. In modern work environments Health and Safety is paramount and we pride ourselves in being a leader in this field. EAC has developed leading H&S systems for our work, so that we can quickly and easily integrate with other safe work systems, wherever we work. We are fully compliant with HSWA, 2015 and strive to match as much of ISO45001: 2018 as is applicable for our work. Please feel free to read our H&S Management System and our General Risk Register
Here are the answers to our most frequently questions.
EAC carries $1M Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance as well as $500K Statutory Liability all provided by QBE Insurance.
Kev England runs the day-to-day operations at EAC, and the Company is supported by his wife, Sophie. We also have a wide range of other contacts that we can draw upon for individual projects when EAC requires additional expertise. The Company also includes EAC’s equipment, intellectual property, goodwill, reputation and products.
Yes, we can provide Geotechnical Reports for new and existing constructions and for new subdivisions. However, we do not do foundation design or construction monitoring.
Yes. That’s one of the things that we’re really good at! We can help you to identify your vulnerabilities and to work out the most suitable ways to reduce your risks and make sure that you’re as ready as you can be.