The demolition contractor appointed by the Principal Contractor has been allocated 3 phased areas to complete, areas 1 & 2 are close to completion, area 3 was the area under review.
On review of site activities all areas where work was ongoing was found to be well managed and controlled with supporting site management monitoring site practices ensuring that any possible high- or low-level hazards were identified and removed at the earliest possible stage. Manual handling was kept to a minimum with mechanical aids largely utilised with reduced loads. Dust control was found to be a ‘key-feature’ on site with water suppression in place which was managed and controlled in a manner that the suppression does not lead to slipping hazards on the floor or which regular clearing of water was also an ongoing feature. Working at height was found to be well managed and controlled, segregated areas had been devised as not to cause collision, entrapment or congestion within allocated areas. Removal of waste was also found to be a large ongoing practice with all access/egress routes established and maintained with emergency routes as devised by the Principal Contractor always kept clear and accessible. Site signage was found to be informative, well sited and updated and monitored and reviewed periodically as the site progresses. Site welfare was found to be suitable and sufficient and ft for purpose, the cleansing of the area was managed by the site team with no issues raised by the Principal Contractor.
Management systems for the project were found to be easily accessible and to navigate through, regularly updated with assistance from the Inglenorth SH&E manager – Tracy Marsh, and communicated to the operatives.