Health, Safety and the Environment

Environmental Impacts

Tisdale Demolition is at the forefront of technical advances in demolition and associated activities, but we are also mindful of environmental issues and impacts of our activities. We are committed to environmental management principles utilising, as much as practicable, methods which maximise the potential for the recycling of materials generated by our work. Our commitment to this strategy is demonstrated by the attainment and continued registration to the Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004.

We are committed to continuous improvement in respect of minimisation of pollutants and to the reduction of waste generation pertinent to our business. This will be achieved through the on-going review of the nature and scale of the works and through environmental impact target setting. We will make every effort to minimise environmental aspects in the development of our current and future business by the application of our “Reduce” -“Re-use”- “Recycle” policy in order to conserve natural resources. As such environmental targets have been established both for; the business as a whole and for individual projects, with a target of “a minimum of 85%” of all waste from demolition projects is to be recycled.

  • The control of dust and emissions into the air
  • Traffic management plans and speed control measures
  • The protection of drains and water courses
  • Control/minimisation of noise
  • The protection and preservation of trees and prevention of contamination to surrounding/adjacent land.

Health and Safety Considerations

The health and safety of our operatives, clients and members of the public is paramount and as such we have developed procedures and safe working practices, which are constantly re-assessed, reviewed and monitored to improve our health and safety performance. As a safety conscious organisation we have registered with the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) which is a widely respected health and safety competency assessment scheme, supported by industry through several trades associations.

Each individual site is supervised by appropriately qualified Construction Site Supervisor and all or our operatives have achieved; NVQ Level 2 and are registered with the Certificate of Competence for Demolition Operatives (CCDO). Regular refresher training is also provided in the form of; Tool Box Talks, Safety Awareness, Working at Height and Asbestos Awareness training courses etc….

Prior to the commencement of any works we will write to, or contact, the local residents or businesses in the immediate vicinity to advise them of the:

• Scope and extent of the works to be undertaken

• Project duration

• Proposed working hours

• Site Access and Egress points

While working in the proximity of schools it is always advantageous to visit the head teacher to explain the extent of the works, traffic management requirements, site access and egress and to advise the pupils of the potential dangers regarding demolition sites.