Top Risks On A Site Clearance Project
Demolition is based on science and it has some rules. If these rules are broken, it can either lead to loss of life, property, or lawsuits that can take away everything from you. But that should not be a reason to worry if you ensure that the quality of work done is good and you have a plan ready to deal with the top risks of demolition before starting work. The top risks are listed below:
Contaminants: Asbestos and lead can cause cancer and other health hazards so it is important to know if a building had been previously constructed with asbestos. A good demolition company like VWD will ensure that a thorough background check is done while developing a plan and also that only operators trained and experienced in disposing asbestos work on such sites.
Adjoining Area: The contractor should ensure that if operating with explosives or a wrecking ball, none of the adjoining structures are harmed. Old buildings or soil erosion can cause the adjoining buildings to collapse sometimes. One should not proceed without taking these things into account.
Underground storage: It is important for the contractor to acquire the blueprints to your property to ensure that all aspects are covered including any underground storage. If left unattended, it poses a risk of exposing toxic substances or additional debris that may be difficult to clean up. Risk mitigation comes with action, not reaction. Understanding how the building’s foundation was laid will help a contractor to plan for possible debacles.
Power Supplies: Water, gas, or power lines running in and around the property can be dangerous if not accounted for. A demolition or an excavation can accidentally uncover power lines and disrupt power supplies for an entire area. Hence, these lines should be outside the reach of excavation or demolition machinery. Also the structure should be checked for any flammables that can be life-threatening.
People and Crew: If a structure has been set up to be demolished in the morning, it is important to double check again to ensure no one is inside. Experienced and highly skilled operators should carry out all work since they work with heavy machines which can lead to accidents in the case of amateurs. Sign boards and information to neighbours will ensure that no one is in harm’s way.
Waste and Debris: Demolition with explosion, implosion, and wrecking ball will all guarantee one thing, debris. Flying debris can hurt people and buildings around. A prior notice to all neighbours will help them get prepared. Also, hire an expert to ensure no mishaps of any kind take place and the calculations don’t go wrong.