Every demolition job, no matter how small, must be planned. The planning stage should be used to identify the hazards and consider the precautions to be taken. Safety, planned at the start of the demolition process, will always be more cost-effective than safety introduced midway during the project. If not planned properly, a demolition site can be potentially dangerous to site workers and the public, which is why Home Demolitions takes strict precautionary measures and employs the most comprehensive site strategy plan in the demolition industry. Hazard identification and the promotion of safe methods of work is essential on all demolition sites but are especially important in residential applications given the close proximity of adjacent buildings coupled with high volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic thus making noise, dust and falling materials a primary concern.
Hazards that will be identified and controlled appropriately include (but are not limited to):
- Falling/flying objects and debris;
- Damage to existing infrastructure;
- Unintentional collapse of the structure;
- Hazardous substances and materials;
- Heavy machinery movements, including truck movements on and off the site.