Asbestos Removal within OP Chocolates
Client – OP Chocolates Ltd
Project Location – Dowlais Merthyr Tydfil
Scope Of Works – Asbestos Removal
Duration Of Contract – 40 days
Contract Value - £170,000
Reference – Mr Alan Barker
Reference Contact – 07770 613018
The project referred to in this data sheet is the large scale asbestos removal above the main factory production area of OP Chocolates Merthyr, In order for works to take place a scaffold deck had to be designed and constructed above a number of live food production lines.
The removal of 1100m2 of asbestos insulation board and 100 linear metres of asbestos lagged pipe work was carried out within four separate enclosures, each constructed at high level above the pasting melts production line, each enclosure was constructed from timber baton and 1000 gauge virgin polythene and put under negative pressure. The primary aim throughout the removal contract was to maintain the safety of both OP Chocolates staff and our operatives without production being effected.
As explained above the asbestos removal works were to be carried out at high level above the pasting melt production line, the removal works were carried out under very cramped and very hot conditions and under the sensitive and sterile environment of a food production factory. Prior to erecting the scaffold each section had to be wrapped in clear polythene and sealed.