Safe completion of decommissioning work is vital

Safe completion of decommissioning work is vital

You need to take a great deal of care when you are looking to decommission an industrial facility. This is regardless of the site’s previous purpose. It could have been home to a manufacturer, a petrochemical producer, or a storage company. The company that is responsible for the removal work needs to complete it safely. Part of this is accounting for all relevant risks. Luckily for you, Thompsons of Prudhoe provides leading decommissioning services in the North East.


Consider the impact

It is important to ensure the environmental impact is always a consideration. This is important and includes looking at removing materials from the site and disposing of them. You should think about how the work will affect the air and water as well as how much noise it will generate.

Decommissioning jobs can be difficult. This is more so when the site was involved in the storage or production of harmful materials. Even small traces of these substances can cause a lot of harm to the environment and people. You need to be cautious; it doesn’t matter how long the facility has been inactive. It is important that you do a risk assessment plan. Then be sure to consider removal, necessary equipment, and how to keep everyone safe.



Make sure you consider how you will remove any and all hazardous waste in the safest way possible. You should do this in stages so that you don’t have to process a large amount of waste at once. Do the work in smaller, more manageable steps. This will make removing, transporting, and disposing of harmful substances easier.

A decommissioning job is complete only when you dismantle or decontaminate the site. This should be so that the site does not fall under regulatory control. You can make it so that this process gets the site ready for reuse at a later date. However, you must remove hazardous materials and contaminants.

People might have plans to shut a site down or may consider regeneration. If so, you need to make sure you are relying on a team with the right skills. Thompsons of Prudhoe is a renowned provider of decommissioning services in the North East. Our experience from operating for over 60 years has made us specialists. We can help projects run safely and smoothly.

You can turn to us for expert support with projects involving demolition, earthworks, and various other things. Get in touch with the team today to learn more.