Have you ever heard about site excavation and waste disposal? According to statistics, more than 1000 people get injured annually when working at a construction site and this leads to injuries such as dislocated joints, fractured bones, and many others. Deeper investigating shows that such injuries and accidents could have been avoided if the contractor adhered to the acceptable standards of housekeeping. This basically means ensuring the working environment or site is neat, clear and free of unnecessary obstacles. Picture the workers have to squeeze through mounds of dirt, stones, rubble and other debris, or having to jump over spills or gaping holes on the ground? As a property owner or client, it’s important to ensure your contractors strictly follow these regulations, failure to which may lead to unnecessary delays, unplanned for expenses, or even being sued. This “housekeeping” role is handled by a site excavation and waste disposal contractor.
Who Are Site Excavation and Waste Disposal Contractors?
According to the law, the construction site should be kept in good order and clean at all times. This is aimed at minimising accidents that may occur due to slipping/tripping or falling. The recommendation is to assign this role to a specific professional who is trained, experienced and certified to offer these services. This person is referred to as a site excavation and waste disposal contractor. Together with the client, they will come up with the best plan to keep the site clean and in good order. This involves proper planning, monitoring, and management. When done as recommended, not only will the risk of injuries decline but the work will progress on smoothly and safely. It’s much easier to move with loads on a clear and open space compared to a cluttered area. Chances of slipping or tripping on a dry and smooth surface are less likely than on a wet, oily or rough surface.
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What Services Do They Offer?
Guided by the housekeeping standards as defined by the relevant authorities, this contractor’s roles include site excavation, waste management, and material storage.
Excavating a site is among the demanding jobs on a site. Firstly, you need to take great care not to puncture or damage water pipes, electricity cables, and other utility lines. Secondly, it’s important to keep the area clear to prevent accidents. Thirdly, you need to work together with other professionals like groundwork contractors who will guide you on the soil structure, gradient, stability of the ground, and utilities. Fourthly, you also need to store the materials in the selected areas and also dispose of the waste in the recommended manner. Failing to adhere to the best practices may lead to a messy site and will negatively impact the progress. This is more reason you need to work with a reputable and knowledgeable contractor.
The designated contractor ensures that waste is properly managed and removed from the site as soon as possible. This reduces piling up, clutter and accidents. It’s also important to classify the nature of waste and dispose of as recommended by the Local Authorities and Environment Agencies. The plan will normally define the kind of waste, who should handle it, how it should be handled, and when it needs to be disposed of. Flammable materials such as foam, petroleum chemicals, and combustible chemicals need to special handling and disposal.
Materials on the site need to be properly stored in the chosen areas. The contractor discusses and agrees with the client the nature of materials, storage areas, and who handles the task. All this information is documented to avoid double work, unauthorised access, and minimise time wastage. Factors considered when determining the best storage approach include available space, natural of materials, pedestrian routes, delivery schedule, and tidiness. Flammable or combustible materials and toxic substances need more care.
The role of a site excavation and waste disposal contractor can’t be taken lightly. Without him, the progress at the construction site will be slow, the area may look pretty messy, storing the materials may not be done accordingly, and the waste management may not be top notch.
Fortunately, you can count on Plymouth Builders to excavate your site and work on all the groundworks, properly store the materials, and also safely manage the waste. We have for many years provided these services and our goal has and still is to ensure your work at the site progresses on smoothly. We ensure this happens by keeping the working area clear and free of obstacles. Additionally, we take care of all the waste management. If you desire more information about our services, you can call us 01752 905016 or take a look at www.plymouthbuild.co.uk. And if you want a quote for the service, simply fill in the form below or call us. Remember, we don’t charge you anything for the quote.