The Most Important Demolition Safety Precautions

Demolition Safety


Safety is paramount during any construction, remodeling or demolition. It is a requirement that all the necessary safety precautions must be observed to protect lives. Safety also means having the correct equipment for the project. Taking safety precautions should be normal practice on every construction or demolition site. The contractor must take every step to ensure everyone around the site is safe, failure to do so would lead to fatal accidents.
The following are some of the most critical safety precaution measures for demolition projects:
Proper Equipment
All the technicians on the demolition site must be familiar with the entire demolition process irrespective of their field of expertise. They must also have the right equipment and knowledge to use them effectively. Everyone on site must also have the appropriate protective gear from boots, face mask, gloves etc. and wear them as required. These measures will ensure all the people on the demolition site are safe and prevent unnecessary accidents and injuries.
Final sweep
Do not commence the demolition until a final sweep has been done. Check all the rooms, closets, hallways etc. to ensure nobody is left behind and all the valuable stuff have been removed from the building. Everyone should be at a safe distance beyond the reach of any falling debris before the demolition starts to prevent injuries. The demolition site must be protected at all times to prevent any authorized persons from gaining access. One person should be in charge of conducting the final sweep and everyone must report to him or her. The demolition can only commence once whoever is in-charge gives the go ahead.
Skilled and experienced staff
Demolition is a dangerous job that should only be handled by qualified, skilled and experienced personnel. The use of explosives and removal of hazardous compounds such as asbestos or lead requires professional and experienced teams. The staff must be highly trained to be able to handle explosives and other dangerous compounds. Proper training and experience of the personnel can help to prevent fatal accidents on site.
Reinforce the structure
For the safety of personnel gaining access into the building, it is vital to reinforce the structure such as the roof and walkways to prevent injuries or fatalities from site accidents.
Debris Removal
After the demolition is complete the debris must be cleared from the site. All the personnel must wear the necessary protective gear while removing debris from the demolition site. These include boots, gloves and face mask to safeguard themselves. During the removal of debris only authorized personnel should be allowed near the site. The process of clearing debris is extremely dangerous, the safety measures ensure nobody gets hurt.
The safety of a construction or demolition site is the most vital aspect. Safety precautions are necessary when undertaking any project no matter how small. Take the necessary safety measures and protect the lives of personnel and everyone else near the demolition site.

By |September 15th, 2016|Demolition Decisions|0 Comments

How To Select the Best Demolition Contractor

Demolition Contractors


Do you have a demolition project that requires a professional demolition contractor? Finding an expert demolition contractor with the experience in controlled demolition can be a challenge. Identifying a professional contractor from an inexperienced one is not the obvious.
We have outlined a few tips to help you select the most professional demolition contractor:
Prior to settling on a demolition contractor, you must come up with a full list of your project requirements. If you have a good idea of specifically what you need then finding the best contractor for the project should be a walk in the park.
The following are the different types of services offered by demolition contractors:
Total/Partial Demolition
Total or complete demolition involves bringing down the whole structure to the ground level. On the other hand, partial demolition involves breaking down only a section of the building.
Explosive demolition is a demolition service for larger structures. Collapsing a building by imploding the structure requires an experienced contractor.
Asbestos Removal
Asbestos abatement is a risky process that should only be done by a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Asbestos is extremely toxic and is found in older buildings.
Environmental Remediation
Cleanup of the environment is an unavoidable part of the demolition project to rid the site of toxic elements.
Debris Removal
Clearing the demolition site of debris will prevent unnecessary accidents and pollution of the environment. Debris removal is an important service offered by most professional demolition contractors.
So, how do you determine that a demolition contractor is qualified and professional?
Well, after coming up with a full project requirement list, you can begin assessing the numerous proposals from the demolition contractors interested in the project.
The following are some of the important details you should look out for:
Licensing and Insurance
Demolition projects can turn tragic if not handled by a qualified contractor. Most jurisdictions require that a demolition contractor is licensed and have insurance. Some of the sensitive materials handled by demolition contractors such as explosives require permissions from the authorities. A licensed contractor has met all the requirements and is certified. Demolitions being risky, must be insured to cover any liability in case of accidents.
Skill and Experience
A demolition contractor with the right equipment, skills and experience must have successfully conducted various demolition projects previously. Demolishing a building using explosives requires a contractor with a high level of professionalism and experience. The ability of the contractor to determine what techniques will work best, based on previous projects makes experience a valuable factor in selecting a demolition expert.
Obtain several quotes from the demolition experts interested in the project within your locality. It is about selecting the cheapest rates but the most reasonable with guaranteed best quality outcomes. The highest rates do not necessarily translate to a great job. Do a background on the contractor and get reviews from previous satisfied or disgruntled clients to learn their experience. If you have trouble deciding then always go for the most renowned, experienced and trusted contractor. Winnipeg Demolition is one of the most respected demolition companies in Winnipeg, and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed if you choose to work with us.

By |September 8th, 2016|Demolition Decisions|0 Comments