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How to perform a safe demolition

Any demolition has its associated risks, but these can be minimized by taking the appropriate prevention measures.

The presence of a Technical Direction is of utmost importance. No demolition should ever be performed without having done the proper research on its structure. This must include graphic documents that display all the elements to be demolished along with a detailed description of the edification process, in order to ensure all the elements can be affected during the demolition process.

To keep the latter under control, professionals must restrict every area around the building that poses a potential safety hazard due to uncontrolled debris. Furthermore, it is paramount that any stairs present within the building are kept free of obstacles until its destruction.

Demolishing a tall building

When the building to be demolished is over 2 m high, it is required to place service scaffolding and safety belts and, if there are more than 6 workers required for the job, it is also recommended having a team leader to centralize and organize the activity properly.

Preventing debris from scattering

As we were saying earlier, the perimeter of the demolition must be restricted. This is usually done with a fencing system.

A safety zone must also be defined and ducts must be set in place to correctly evacuate the rubble resulting from the demolition.

Ensuring human safety

The workers, as a human resource, must be protected at all times with safety equipment. This can include, but is not limited to, safety goggles, protection helmet, rubber or leather gloves and metallic toe boots. The goal is to protect them from potential flying debris during the demolition.

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