Demolition work is a crucial aspect of any construction project; involving the tearing down of existing structures, clearing the debris and preparing the site for new construction. As such, careful planning and execution is essential in order to ensure both safety and efficiency when taking demolition process safety measures. This is particularly important when it involves a hazardous site like a nuclear power station and sites with hazardous materials. Taking the right care ensures the work that takes place will be as safe as possible.
Planning is key
You need to arrange for risk assessments and should only proceed with work when you are certain that it is safe to do so. Having a demolition plan will help to identify potential hazards, such as power lines, underground utilities and neighbouring buildings in order to minimise any health and safety issues for site workers. At Thompsons, we always ensure that we have a detailed health and safety plan and that we use the right planning, preparation and equipment required for the job, leaving no stone unturned.
Avoid additional costs
Building demolition work is a time-sensitive task and delays can result in additional costs and subsequent lost revenue. When the work is planned efficiently, the demolition is completed in the allotted time frame, and there are fewer delays due to unexpected issues. Not only this, but it helps to optimise the use of resources, such as labour and equipment.
Demolition work can have a significant impact on the environment, including air and water pollution, noise pollution and waste management. Taking all the measures with proper planning helps to minimise the impact and conduct your safe demolition project in an environmentally responsible manner.
Our team of professionals are experienced in planning for and carrying out demolition work. We have been in operation for over 70 years and continuously invest in the training and upskilling of our workforce. Having managed a number of demanding demolition projects, we have combatted several hurdles and issues along the way.
Here are some of the ways we prepare sites for demolition to allow for maximum efficiency and minimum cost.
Sectioning off the site
Before beginning any work, preparation is key, including sectioning off the site to minimise injury to workers and members of the public. This can include erecting a fence to cordon off a no-access area, implementing a traffic management system and establishing areas for storing and processing materials.
Carry out work in stages
Carrying out the work in stages for certain projects can significantly reduce the risk of injury and prioritise an efficient, comprehensive and safe approach to the work when dealing with construction materials. One of the ways of doing this is to dismantle each component individually.
Where to turn to for specialist services
Planning for a large project can be a demanding task in the demolition and construction industry. Our team at Thompsons of Prudhoe has a wealth of experience when it comes to completing demolition in the North East. We can complete projects of all sizes in a safe and efficient manner.
Do you require an experienced demolition company for a demolition process?
As members of the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) and Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM), our team is committed to excellent and technical performance. To find out more about how we can help, reach out to us today.
Planning is key
You need to arrange for risk assessments and should only proceed with work when you are certain that it is safe to do so. If you decide to work with our team, you can be confident that we will always carry out work safely. We always make sure we use the right planning, preparation, and equipment for the job.
We took on one project which involved dismantling and demolishing 5 unused storage buildings at Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant. The facility was still active during the work. As a result, this was a project that required a lot of attention to detail and care. We provided the client with precisely this to leave them with phenomenal results.
Before we began any work, we made sure to prepare. This involved erecting a fence so that no one could access this part of the site. We also implemented a traffic management system. Another important step was to establish areas for storing and processing materials. The purpose of these measures was to minimise the chance of injury to workers and members of the public.
We chose to carry out work in stages to make sure the demolition was safe. Our team made sure to use top of the range equipment and took care dismantling each component. Our approach to the work allowed for an efficient, comprehensive, and safe demolition project.
Where to turn for specialist services
We know that it can be hard to plan a big job while making sure the work is safe. Despite this, we can complete projects of all sizes in a safe and efficient manner. Our memberships like the British Safety Council and OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety show our dedication to safe practices.
Thompsons of Prudhoe is very experienced when it comes to completing demolition in the North East. If you ever need leading support, we can assist you so reach out to us today!