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Asbestos environmental clean to machinery in Sheffield factory

E4 Environmental has worked at a former engineering Factory, Davy Markham in Sheffield, on and off since January 2020. Our team has now returned to carry out an environmental clean of asbestos debris and pigeon guano.

Asbestos removal works on this site have been extensive. We have removed asbestos pipe lagging located all around the factory, taking months to complete the complex, intricate removal. See the previous case study of asbestos pipe lagging removal at Davy Markham here.

There has also been the removal of asbestos in the boiler room, previous office rooms, and also other environmental cleans in various locations.

Asbestos removal and management works are now almost complete.

The other contractors on site have now replaced the entire factory roof. As there was asbestos debris located on the old roof panels, the debris dropped when the netting for the new roof panels was removed.

Environmental clean of asbestos debris

Our operatives have been undertaking an environmental clean of the machinery so no debris is left behind.

The machines are large cranes in the factory, used to move large and heavy objects. The cranes are located at a high level, accessed by the factory walkway.

Davy markham factory inside cranes

Asbestos debris needs to be vacuumed using specialist Type H Vacs until the areas are fully clean, with no sign of dust or debris.

The Vacs are emptied and the contents disposed of as hazardous waste.

Environmental clean of pigeon guano

Another hazardous risk on site is the presence of pigeon guano (poo). It’s a highly hazardous substance and needs to be cleaned using a specialist cleaner called poultry shield whilst wearing PPE.

Pigeon guano can cause respiratory diseases when breathed in unprotected. Many people are unaware of the dangers.

Salmonella is also a potential hazard when cleaning pigeon guano.

The quantity of guano located at this site was minimal, as the roof sheets were replaced quickly.

E4 Environmental have done jobs previously with high levels of the material and it’s been treated with extreme caution - see the example of pigeon guano removal here.

Asbestos operative environmental clean

If you have any buildings where you may need an asbestos environmental clean, contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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