A building demolition project can be quite hazardous. In fact it is more hazardous to demolish a building than it is to build a new building. This is because of some factors that are unknown like changes in the building design during initial construction. It may also contain hazardous materials hidden within the building structure and have unknown weaknesses in the building structure. To deal with these hazards, everyone involved in the project should be made aware of them and the safety precautions to take to avoid or deal with them.

This means that the project supervisor should do a site checkup to determine the type of hazards found on the demolition site, the methods to be used in the project itself, the equipment and machinery to be used during site clearance and the safety precautions to be undertaken to ensure a safe project. The project supervisor should be an experienced engineer who has previously handled a similar project successfully.

A client whose building is to be demolished should provide the project supervisor with any relevant information that can guide him in identifying the hazards that are present on the site. He should organize a site survey whose purpose is to determine the presence of materials such as asbestos, determine the stability of structures at the site and mark out the locations of services like electricity, water and sewerage.

He should have a report written on the site survey and give it to the demolition contractor prior to the start of the project itself. After this, the site to be cordoned off completely to restrict the public and other unauthorized individuals from entering the risky site. All asbestos material to be removed from the site completely or put under lock and key. Services like electricity, gas and water to be disconnected or relocated to another location away from the demolition spot.  먹튀검증

If relocation is not possible then their locations and pipes should be clearly labeled to prevent them from being damaged. Health and safety preparations should be undertaken prior to start of demolition. This includes setting up of clear exit routes for debris clearing machinery. Site clearance of debris should be immediately undertaken to a designated area where sorting out of the debris is undertaken.

It also means setting up of safety and emergency signs in an area accessible to all workers. Local hospitals and emergency service centers should be alerted of the impending demolitions and their numbers should be clearly written down and put up in a place where everyone can see. Workers should be trained on using safety equipment and also how to handle emergencies.

During the demolition work itself, site managers and supervisors should ensure that all workers follow safety precautions and are dressed in the right safety gear. Safety gear includes hard hats, industrial boots, overalls, gloves, goggles, and ear protection. Everyone on site should make sure he follows safety precautions and that their friends and fellow workers do to.

Machinery should be properly maintained to reduce risk of accidents and the driver’s area should be properly reinforced to protect him from injury like falling debris.

After the smoke, fires and dust settle down the site is then reentered safely. The site should then undergo proper and safe site clearance in an effort to make the site ready for subsequent redevelopment. Undertaking a safe project reassures the public and stakeholders that the site is now for reoccupation.