Asbestos Removal throughout Facility
The manufacturing plant sustained significant hail damage in November 2014. The asbestos roofing throughout the plant was significantly damaged and the contamination was significant across certain areas of the site.
Following a rigorous tendering process, Aztech was awarded the Asbestos remediation package for the facility.
The site presented huge logistical challenges, including working in and around live areas of the facility, and working with staff to ensure essential services could be maintained.
Hygienists provided full time air monitoring and site clearance inspections throughout the project.
The works have been undertaken with no Lost Time Injuries and with no elevated air monitoring levels.
TIMELINE: June 2015 til November 2015
NUMBER OF WORKERS AT PEAK: 35
Remediation Works Throughout Operating Hospital
In early 2014 a large private hospital began a program to identify and remove high risk asbestos. Since that time Aztech Services has been awarded and completed many major remediation works on the Hospital Grounds. Major asbestos remediation projects have been undertaken on several buildings ranging from large projects to smaller projects. All of these works have had unique challenges, often including working above and around operational areas of the hospital.
Independent NATA accredited Hygiene Services were supplied. Throughout all the projects at this facility we have had zero LTI’s and have had constant air monitoring. We had no elevated fibre readings on any project. We enjoy a great relationship with hospital workers and management due to our communications, flexibility and professionalism.
TIMELINE: Early 2014 – 2016
NUMBER OF WORKERS AT PEAK: 25
Renovation and Asbestos Removal
During an Asbestos survey of the hospital, a large amount of damaged, friable asbestos was discovered. Due to its remote location and lack of nearby alternatives, the removal of this material had to be undertaken while the hospital remained operational. A competitive tender process was undertaken and Aztech Services was awarded the remediation works.
Over 1500m2 of friable asbestos was removed from the hospital whilst it remained fully functional. Constant communication was the key to ensuring minimal disruption to hospital operations. Full time air monitoring and site supervision was provided. Zero LTI’s occurred on this site and no elevated fibre readings were detected. The project was completed faster than expected despite the heat within the work area often reaching in excess of 55degrees.
TIMELINE: January – February 2015
NUMBER OF WORKERS AT PEAK: 12
This Production line had ceased operation and was slated for demolition so the owners could re-purpose the factory site. The site was immediately adjacent an operational production line and a number of services and roads within the facility had to remain live throughout the project. Aztech Services, in partnership with a demolition company were chosen to remove all asbestos materials and demolish the redundant structures.
Over 18,000m2 of asbestos roofing, guttering and wall sheets where present on this site, as well as a number of areas of friable pipe lagging. Over the course of two months all asbestos was safely and progressively removed from all structures. All roof removal works were conducted from below using booms and scissor lifts to cut the screws and remove the sheets and tele-handlers to place the sheets in the asbestos bins. Zero LTI’s occurred during this project and we carried out regular updates and communication with the adjacent factory workers to ensure that there were no staff issues. An independent, NATA accredited hygienist provided air monitoring and clearance inspections throughout the works and on no occasion was any elevated fibre levels detected.
TIMELINE: June 2014 til July 2014
NUMBER OF WORKERS AT PEAK: 15
Machine Maintenance Shed Roof Replacement
The Heavy Machine Maintenance Shed located in the Brisbane region was scheduled to be refurbished. The cladding on all external walls, roofing and box gutters was constructed with asbestos containing materials. In all, over 22,000m2 of Asbestos was scheduled for removal, including a number of areas of friable asbestos. A competitive tender process was held and Aztech Services was subsequently appointed to carry out the remediation.
A number of challenges had to be dealt with on this project including community issues owing to the proximity of a childcare facility and residential housing. A lot of heavy equipment was unable to be removed from the facility and had to be protected during the works, the roof was also extremely high, in places up to 18m.
Full time Air monitoring and hygiene was carried out on this project. Air monitoring results and other site feedback was regularly communicated with the childcare facility and all interested parties. All roof sheeting was removed from below using oxy-acetaline torches to cut the bolts then team lifting to remove the sheeting. All works were completed ahead of schedule with zero LTI’s and no elevated fibre counts detected throughout the program. Community feedback following the project was extremely positive.
TIMELINE: Late 2012
NUMBER OF WORKERS AT PEAK: 25