Selective Demolition: Structure Stabilization
Demolition projects come in all shapes and sizes, and no two are alike. Some demolition projects are complete teardowns in which jackhammers, excavators and other heavy equipment are used to methodically take down a structure. The majority of projects, however, require only selective or partial demolition, which often requires more critical assessment and planning to ensure that a building is properly supported and stabilized to prevent accidental collapse.
All demolition projects have inherent dangers, and demolition accidents are, unfortunately, not uncommon. Many of these accidents are due to improper, inadequate, or lack of structural support during a selective demolition, partial demolition, or interior demolition project. Inexperienced or unqualified contractors are often unaware of how to properly stabilize a structure as demolition progresses and accidents occur when bearing walls or support columns are removed without providing adequate structural support. It is important to hire a contractor with skilled field technicians and engineers on staff, like R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services, to properly assess a selective or interior demolition project and provide temporary support where needed to work safely and prevent accidents.
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R. Baker & Son maintains an award winning team of in-house full time safety and project managers, all of whom have a minimum of 20 years industry experience. Project managers, foremen and field personnel are 40 to 60-hours OSHA and Hazmat trained and certified. Additional training and certifications include but are not limited to; aerial lift, fork lift, crane, heavy equipment, confined space entry, respiratory protection, emergency response, first aid and CPR. R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services has been directly involved in four OSHA VPP Star projects (the highest of three VPP levels a participant can achieve), more than almost every other contractor in our industry. It is an accomplishment that we worked hard for, and of which we are extremely proud.
R. Baker & Son's commitment to maintaining safe projects is unequaled in our industry, placing the safety of our employees and clients as our top priority. All personnel, from top management through field staff, are thoroughly and continuously trained in safety procedures. As a result, R. Baker & Son's safety performance continually exceeds government regulations and industry averages. R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services has been directly involved in four OSHA VPP Star projects (the highest of three VPP levels a participant can achieve), more than almost every other contractor in our industry. It is an accomplishment that we worked hard for, and of which we are extremely proud.