Wednesday, November 22, 2006


The opposite of construction, but similar approaches are required to manage the risks. Specific issues to be aware of include:

* Exposure of people to hazardous materials within the building or structure being demolished (e.g. asbestos);
* Unpredictability of where material will fall - requiring adequate exclusion zones
* Potential to impact on members of the public
* Hazards from the method of demolition used (especially if using explosives)

As with construction, good planning is essential.

The CDM regulations apply to demolition.

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