Stonbury are immensely proud to be supporting our clients across the UK at such a crucial time and have been designated as 'key workers' by DEFRA and the UK water utility companies. Our teams are working tirelessly to help secure and maintain drinking water supplies, ensuring clean and safe drinking water is provided without interruption to critical services such as our hospitals as well as the general public. Now more than ever, the safety and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance and we have adapted our safe working practices to ensure social distancing precautions are in place and that the correct hygiene practices are being followed. Safety is our priority, and we endeavour to make sure everyone at Stonbury goes home safe to their family.
In a recent project for a framework client, a service reservoir was decommissioned, after an inspection at the time had uncovered asbestos fibres present at the cement mains inlet. Stonbury were challenged to get the reservoir back into service, whilst carefully managing the project due to the asbestos fibres.
When asbestos is present, it is vital that strict regulations and requirements are met, as exposure can lead to a range of serious and fatal diseases if handled incorrectly.
Before working on any asbestos project, a range of specialist procedures must be implemented under these circumstances, from safe and suitable access, control and disposal of PPE on site, decontamination units, up to rigorous testing to ensure the asset is once again asbestos free.
Asbestos projects are carefully planned and monitored alongside expert asbestos advisors, to ensure a safe working environment and restrict any further contamination of the fibres.