Contracting Works Project Profile
Description of Works
The scope of works provided by SERS included the removal of approximately 500 lineal meters of steel pipe varying in diameter from 150mm to 450mm which at the joints had asbestos containing gaskets. The gaskets were deemed a “friable” asbestos product and were removed in a safe method thus reducing fibre generation and eliminating exposure to airborne asbestos by personnel involved with the removal process.The works were completed during operational shuts and consisted of 24hr operations for two weeks. Works were completed in testing conditions in cramped dusty areas with all pipework being cut out in situ in two meter lengths, lowered to ground and traversed out one egress point while being a part of a larger shut down crew.All works were completed on time and to budget with no medical treatments necessitated or lost time injuries which were a credit to the sixteen man crew deployed to complete the works.
The project was successfully undertaken with the project being completed in a non-disruptive manner.Communication lines between all vested parties were transparent and control monitoring incorporated immediate advice during works which ensured legislated compliance was maintained throughout the duration of the project.