Soaps Tower Building, Kirby

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Baker Hughes
Demolition of Soaps Tower
8 Weeks

Demolition of Soaps Tower

In November 2009 MJ Finnigan completed the demolition of the Soaps Tower Building at Baker Hughes in Kirkby. The project was one of the most technically challenging that we have undertaken to date. Throughout the 8 week project we have to demonstrate a consistent high degree of professionalism in complying the the stringent site safety standards and rules. We had to liaise on a daily basis with the site production staff and senior Baker Hughes personnel.

This was a very high profile project for the company and was carried out under the CDM Regulations. The location of the building due for demolition presented a number of challenges from a health, safety, environmental as well as production point of view. Some of the hazards that were identified and controlled were exposure to asbestos, working at heights, electrical hazards, major fire risk and line of fire.

The demolition was conducted with minimum disruption to the 24 hours a day 7 day a week production activities. The majority of the project was done under hot work permit. This was a great achievement for our team which displayed a cautious approach to site conditions throughout, carrying out the activities in a safe manner in compliance with this top tie COMAH site.

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