Thousands of demolitions occur every year across the nation. Demolitions occur every so often that it is of great importance for every demolition to be performed safely and the right way. A demolition should always be done securely and in a non-hazardous environment. A lot of people become skeptical about whether or not demolitions take a lot of time planning and preparing to actually execute it, but it is true, certain steps must be done before performing a demolition. Here are a couple of pointers for a safe demolition.
One of the first steps towards performing a safe demolition is to properly shore or brace anything on the site that was previously damaged in a fire. This of course would also include anything that was previously damaged in a flood.
Furthermore demolitions should always begin at the top of the structure. Demolish exterior walls while proceeding downwards if you are trying to reduce all chances of a collapse happening.
A major hazard in demolition sites are falls. Always protect wall opening with guard rails that are at the very least a height of 42 inches. A safe demolition calls for fall protection.
A lot of demolitions happen in old structures and these structures usually contain hazardous materials in them. Old structures usually have asbestos, lead, or even heavy metal. If the structure is old, then make sure you schedule a hazardous material removal before the demolition day.
As majority of us know, demolitions cause a lot of noise to occur- - we are talking about extreme noise levels going on majority of times. A safe demolition can use some barriers and equipment modifications to reduce noise,
Let’s not forget to mention how during demolitions there is also a lot of dust taking action. Wear a proper respirator during dust generating tasks for a safe demolition.
By planning and prepping for a safe demolition, all will go as planned.