Acivico to the rescue as safety team advises Fire Service during city centre blast

Acivico to the rescue... it's safety first as dangerous structures team offer advice to Fire Service tackling city centre blast

You may have heard in the news over the last week about a couple of high profile incidents regarding dangerous structures in around the city of Birmingham.

As always our Building Safety experts were quickly at the scene when they were called by the West Midlands Fire service to attend a gas explosion at a terraced property in Ladywood on April 6th 2016. Whilst the ambulance service were assisting the injured, our team immediately began  working collaboratively with the Fire Service to offer guidance on the structural implications of the damage and the safest way to carry out further investigations.

After some outstanding partnership working and a successful extinguishing process the team gave further guidance to the search and rescue unit on how to safely enter the building to check for further injured parties.

Thankfully all was clear, so all that remained was to organise the Fire Service to remove the remaining sections of the roof as a precaution against the predicted high winds overnight.

Our team left site at just before 10pm that evening satisfied with another job well done in keeping the city, its residents and the emergency service personnel safe.

 

 

Acivico Keeping the City Safe - thumbs up for successful weekend demolition of dangerous city centre showroom and office block

 

 

 

 

 

After a period of negotiations between our demolition experts and owners of a dangerous building (previously a car showroom and office block) on Holloway Head, our experts were on site during the weekend of 2nd April to oversee the final safe demolition of the structure. 

The building had alarmingly previously been a danger to the public realm when elements had fallen on to the pavement in December 2015. Our team quickly issued a dangerous structures notice to ensure the building was immediately made safe then proceeded to collaborate with the Health and Safety Executive to negotiate a safe demolition programme with the owner. 

During the process in early April, the remaining elevation of the building was brought down safely with a high reach machine. Although a partial road closure was required in order to create a safe working zone, Holloway head was fully open in time for the start of the new week. 

All in a days work for the Acivico first response safety squad - its as easy as Acivico Building Consultancy!