Demolition Planning

A significant proportion of our work at Raydar Safety Ltd is directly involved with major and complex loss fires, by providing technical support, CDM advice and the Principal Designers role.  Liaising with the Fire Authority, Structural Engineers and Building Surveyors, the initial triage protocol is to make the property safe from risk of collapse and from secondary damage, to secure the property and to reduce the impact on the general public and productivity of a business that may be partially destroyed.  During the project scheme we work with demolition companies to assist them with as much Pre – Construction Information as possible and provide a Residual Risk Register for them.

We then review all the pertinent and salient information that they provide including proposals for asbestos removal, propping and shoring, scaffolding, lifting operations, fire risk management, pollution prevention and control, ecological and environmental requirements etc and ratify the works to proceed where appropriate.  Site Safety Inspections are conducted periodically to ensure that the Client and Principal Contractor have independent support and that insurers are aware of the planning and management procedures adopted on site, which are largely implemented from the recommendations, methods and techniques for demolition and partial demolition cited in  BS 6187:2011 – Code of Practice for Full and Partial Demolition and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 – Regulation 20.

We have a dedicated team to advise on demolition projects with the following disciplines, to help planners, developers, contractors and property owners –

  • Principal Designer
  • CDM Advisor
  • Safety, Health & Environmental Management Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Structural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Arboriculture Specialist
  • Ground Solutions Consultant
  • Temporary Works Advisor

Please find below some useful links regarding demolition projects and notifications.

Demolition – Building Regulations Demolition – Planning Permission

Section 80 – Notice to Local Authority of Intended Demolition

Section 78 – Dangerous Building – Emergency Measures

F10 Notification of Construction Project

BS 6187:2011 – Code of Practice for Full and Partial Demolition

BS 5975: 2008 + A1:2011 – Code of Practice for Temporary Works Procedures etc.

BS 5837:2012 – Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction

Party Wall Act 1996

Environmental Protection Act 1990

Construction and Demolition Waste

Licensable Work with Asbestos

Retaining or appointing a professional health and safety consultancy is far more beneficial for your company, as you have a direct line of contact and support throughout the tenure of appointment or retention, which is essential for independent, objective and impartial analysis of dynamic situations, circumstances, conditions and environments.  Hands – on evaluation and appraisal, along with carefully selected contractors can only help to improve the image of demolition and construction and offer an opportunity to demolition teams, from which they may have previously been precluded.

Dust Suppression Technology; available in the UK from Inmalo

Here are some of the demolition, decommissioning and strip-out contractors we have worked with over the past few years, either directly or provided a service to vicariously through our own client base or who we have reviewed and approved their Construction Phase Plans, Safe Systems of Work, Lift Plans, Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

PCD Group
Cheshire Demolition
Story Contracting
Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd
Baldwins Crane Hire Ltd