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Construction Demolition Safety Protocols

Never assume that a demolition job will be an easy thing. There are an array of safety concerns to keep in mind. Moreover, every demolition job has its own challenges. The safety techniques used for one may not be suitable for another.

Simply put, if you don’t put enough thought into construction demolition safety, people will get hurt. With such huge amounts of rubble and waste to deal with, there’s even the potential for fatalities to occur on an unsafe demolition site.

We don’t want that to happen, which is why we provide a construction demolition safety service that informs all involved about the hazards of demolition work.

The Top Safety Concerns

You may think that the safe demolition of buildings involves little more than ensuring heavy rubble doesn’t fall on people. But it goes much further than that. Here are the sort of things that we’ll cover during a typical demolition range safety brief:

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  • Equipment. Each demolition job requires different equipment and the crews must understand how to use everything safely. We cover everything from safe operation to correct equipment practices. Moreover, we’ll explain the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as high-visibility clothing, steel-capped boots, and hard hats.
  • Wall and Ceiling Bracing. We often carry out demolition work on old and decrepit buildings. Entering such buildings without following the proper precautions presents a risk. Part of our construction demolition safety protocol involves ensuring the building is properly prepared for crews to work in. Generally, this involves bracing the ceilings and walls so there’s less risk of rubble or concrete collapsing while people work in the building.
  • Explosives Safety. Controlled demolition usually involves the use of explosives to create an implosion that will topple the building. We ensure all of our crews understand how to work with such explosives safely and how much explosive is required to bring a building down without creating further problems.
  • Hazardous Materials. This is a particular problem in older buildings. The presence of lead or asbestos presents further safety risks. Our crews learn as much as possible about the building and will do everything in their power to remove such hazardous materials before carrying out the work.
  • The Final Sweep. No demolition job should get underway without the crew conducting a final sweep of the entire site. Even the smallest of oversights can cause major problems in a controlled demolition. One last sweep allows crews to confirm that everything is in place and set up properly.
  • The Cleanup. The job doesn’t end when we’ve demolished the building. The cleanup process presents dangers of its own. We train our crews on the proper use of equipment and how to stay safe among the rubble.

Construction demolition safety involves considering all of these factors, in addition to an array of issues that may affect a specific job. We take everything into consideration so we can minimize risk.

If you’re concerned about demolishing an old building safely, contact our team. We carry out safe controlled demolition work and will do everything possible to keep all involved safe and sound.


Benefits

asbestos safely removed and the hazards eliminated

Samples were taken throughout the building

seal off the affected areas and prep the site for asbestos removal

Indoor areas were sealed off so that negative air pressure could be maintained, effectively isolating the asbestos fibers and ensuring that they could not escape into the rest of the building

Specialized asbestos containment vacuums were used to trap and safely remove airborne particles or asbestos dust

The remaining asbestos was carefully lifted, sealed and removed for proper disposal.

licensed asbestos workers

- save removal

- hazards elimination

sitework for new construction.

clearing the site and installing several underground and above ground structures

prepare a stable and level foundation

we will provide you with a level base or the precise slope that you require for your project.

ensure a proper foundation for later development

soil remediation and sitework

contaminated soil service

quickly and efficiently remove the contaminated soil to allow construction to continue as planned.

oil, kerosene, solvents, pesticides, semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC), phenols, nitrates and toxic metals

remediation

armed with an arsenal of modern cutting edge equipment

fleet of equipment

recycling of salvageable materials

recycling services for all construction materials including asphalt

In-house Project Management and Design Teams that are seasoned and experienced, with the ability to fast track and schedule out our projects

mitigating noise and dust concerns

Our professional team is equipped and trained to minimize the inconvenience to residential communities.

dust free requirement

For the safety of the community children and to contend with heavy traffic, the project demanded dust free demolition.

daily safety meetings at all of our construction sites, keeping our equipment up to date and well maintained, and making sure that our people properly trained.

enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines

We know it is important to constantly remind our employees about safe procedures, and to keep them informed about the work that will be going on each day.

Our employees are constantly trained in jobsite safety procedures, including the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), equipment safety, restricted areas, clean working environments, energy safety and fall protection.

Our employees are trained and encouraged to speak out and resolve safety issues as soon as they arise.

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