As work is being done on projects and building sites, safety should always come first.
Given the significant dangers involved in this particular work, demolition in particular stands out as one of the most crucial and dangerous operations in this respect that should be undertaken. Demolition operations should therefore be properly planned in order to control any potential risks.
Always initiate a comprehensive risk assessment (pre-job plan) and develop a method statement for all demolition activities. Seek the assistance of subject-matter experts when necessary to thoroughly evaluate the risks inherent in the process.
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A site should be checked for the following before work is started: Persistent organic pollutants (POP) on the property; Flammable materials; Lead and other toxic materials; Polychlorinated Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in lighting or electrical fittings; Power lines and other electric cables
Underground tanks, pits, and basements; unsafe or compromised constructions; gas supply lines and other compressed gas sources; biological dangers, such as sewage, needles, and animal or bird feces; and tensioned concrete structures that could collapse when tensioned wires are severed.
Common risk hazards associated with building demolition work include the following:
Fall from heights
Collapse of structure
Heavy machinery movements
Please take care to gain a deeper understanding and take adequate lessons on all potential hazards associated with demolition work.