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4 top tips for businesses undergoing a site clearance

Prior to the commencement of any new building or landscaping work on your premises, it is vital that the current site is cleared thoroughly and with safety uppermost in mind.

It’s important that you comply with all relevant health and safety legislation to ensure any waste is removed and transported with the utmost care to ensure disruption to the wider environment is kept to an absolute minimum.  Although you will need to be thorough in your preparation, your chosen site clearance contractors will no doubt undertake a risk assessment of your premises themselves, ensuring their staff are aware of the on-site dangers before the hard work begins.

This article is designed to give you food for thought when preparing for a site clearance, ensuring a professional job is carried out within your time and cost constraints.

  1. Make visitors and personnel aware of what’s going on

    Before any clearance or building work can begin on-site it’s important to erect signs to alert visitors and personnel of what is going on.  Those who do enter the clearance site should also be reminded of the health and safety dangers of being on-site.  It’s highly recommended that you enforce all personnel on-site to wear hard hats at all times and ensure you have a handful of hard hats in reserve should you get any unexpected visitors.

  2. Get advice on the best possible machinery to use

    In order to avoid wasting time and money, it’s a good idea to liaise with a local contractor to discover the most suitable machinery to clear your specific site.  Certain machinery will be more effective than others depending on the materials that need disposing of, so it’s imperative that you have a discussion with someone who’s been there and done it before.

    Better still, if you’re not confident operating the machinery to clear your site safely and effectively, you can always hire experienced demolition contractors to undertake the task on your behalf.  These are site clearance experts who have the expertise and machinery to dismantle and strip out large areas for your business to utilise once again.

  3. Consider the potential health and safety risks

    Always keep in mind that the area you’ve earmarked for clearance in order for future building or landscape work to take place must be free of any vegetation or construction materials before future work can be carried out.  If not, these materials could harm the wider environment and affect the way in which the land can be utilised.

  4. Arrange for licensed transportation of scrap metals

    If your business is undergoing a site clearance to make way for new and improved premises, you’ll want to ensure that all the scrap metals derived from the demolition work are taken away safely and efficiently, with no harm to the wider environment.  Whether it’s old RSJs, old cabling, scrap stainless steel or aluminium left within the shell of your property, ASM Metal Recycling can swiftly remove it from your site and transport it to its licensed site for recycling or reuse.  However, do bear in mind that you’ll need to correctly categorise the items that need disposing.

For first-class assistance in the transportation of scrap metal, ASM Metal Recycling is licensed to clear your business premises of waste and recyclable materials.  Please don’t hesitate to call to discuss your scrap metal collection today on 01296 33 77 11.