The project involved the removal of cement based asbestos containing materials from single storey school buildings. These buildings needed to be cleared of ACM's so that they could safely be demolished.
- The fixings within the cement sheets were shadow vacuumed with a cone attachment, this enabled us to unscrew the fixings in a controlled and safe manner. Using a buddy system when removing the cement sheeting aloud our operatives to remove the whole sections intact. All of the sheets were then wrapped in 1000 gauge polythene and then labelled as asbestos waste.
- All working areas were conducted under strict semi-controlled conditions, this entails placing sacrificial 1000 gauge polythene to prevent debris and dust from leaving the area whilst the cement sheets, lining the walls and ceilings of the inside of the building.
- All operatives wore sufficient PPE & RPE (Blue category 3 / Type 5 & 6 coveralls) – (Sandstrom / Halfmask P3 filter) and completed a pre-clean of the localised area from any non-ACM materials ensuring all objects and debris were removed. This was to prevent any interference or additional risks whilst removing the ACM's.
- We then placed signs within the surrounding area, so that any third parties were aware of the Asbestos risk and Respirator Zone.
- We firstly checked the plan of works to ensure accuracy, amending it where necessary and recording any changes in the variations or revision sections of the Plan of Works before any work commenced .
- Once the works were completed, the enclosure was fine cleaned using an H Type vacuum cleaner / Tak rags.
On completion of the removal of all of the ACM's, the area would finally be inspected by the Supervisior before handing the area over to the demolition contractor.
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