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At the end of a construction or industrial project, site decommissioning will need to take place. This involves carrying out a range of tasks that will ensure the site is shut down and closed in a professional way. Though it may seem tempting to cut corners, this isn’t advised. Site decommissioning is an important part of operating an industrial environment and therefore it should be taken seriously.

Things to Include as Part of a Site Decommissioning Checklist

A lot of different things go into the site decommissioning process, many of which are dependant on the type of work that has been done. Whereas some business will have hazardous waste to think about, others will not. Whereas some businesses will have industrial vehicles to think about, others will not. However, there are key things that all sites should remember. Here are some of the top elements to have on your site decommissioning checklist:

Remove and Dispose of all Hazardous, Chemical and Industrial Waste – One of the most important parts of site decommissioning is removing all hazardous, chemical and industrial waste. This is something that can take some time and it does require specialist equipment, which is why a lot of sites choose to ask Mantank for help.

Remove all Signage – As the business will have finished with the site, you should also remove all signage. Not only is it important to remove signage as you should always clear the site completely, but it also means you are free to use the signage again if needed.

Clean and Disinfect all Machinery, Vehicles and Facilities – All machinery, vehicles and facilities should be fully cleaned and disinfected as part of the site decommissioning process. This cuts down on the spread of hazardous or chemical waste from one site to another.

Check all Drainage Systems for Faults – Untreated faults in a drainage system can cause problems, even if the drainage system isn’t going to be used frequently. Ensure the entire drainage system is checked over by a professional before the site is finished with, to cut down on the chances of future problems.

Ensure Tanks are Cleaned and in Working Order – Though you may not be using the tank any more, it should be cleaned and checked before the site decommissioning is complete. In a similar way to the drainage system, this will cut down on future problems. Plus, it also ensures there’s no hazardous waste that has been forgotten about.

Site Decommissioning at Mantank

At Mantank, we offer an unmatched site decommissioning service. Regardless of the type of project that’s coming to an end or the extent of the work involved, we’re on hand to help with closing construction sites and similar areas. Thanks to our dedicated team and modern equipment, we’re able to decommission a site quickly and effectively. With Mantank taking care of everything, you’re free to focus on more pressing matters. To find out more about site decommissioning, get in touch. Contact the Mantank team today on 0161 799 3337, 01642 618 006 or via the online contact form.

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