Demolition Planning & Management

Duncan Arthur RayDip SHEM Grad IOSH GIFireE AIEMA MIIRSM BDMA.Tech
Managing Director/Specialist Health & Safety Consultant

Caroline MeekMSc BSc BEng
Structural Engineer/Principal Designer/Civil Engineer

David TurpinLevel 6 Diploma Black Card CCDO
Demolition Manager/Site Manager

The Demolition Safety Association

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.

Since the arrival of our newly appointed Demolition Manager & Technical Advisor, Raydar Safety Ltd are in a unique position to offer an opportunity to demolition contractors to tender for or deliver demolition projects through our network of contacts, customers and clients.  Safety, health, welfare, quality and managed environmental impacts are critical to fulfilling a successful operation and as Project Managers and Principal Contractor’s we oversee the process of selection, vetting, reviewing and ratifying, while also planning and preparing all the appropriate documentation for site; finally managing the project from inception to completion and handover.

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
WRING GROUP
Cheshire Demolition
Story Contracting
Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd
Baldwins Crane Hire Ltd
O'GARA-DEMOLITION