Projects carried out under emergency conditions are generally more taxing than planned demolition works. “Our skilled personnel, combined with our well-maintained fleet of demolition equipment, means that we can respond to emergency projects quickly and effectively, with the team working as a cohesive unit,” comments Jet Demolition contracts manager Kate Bester.
“The benefit of 28 years’ experience in challenging demolition projects means that we are typically able to rapidly assess a compromised structure and to effectively work with other first responders to integrate demolition with supplementary services, while keeping all team members safe,” highlights Bester. Jet Demolition has responded to emergency situations all over the country and abroad.
Probably the most crucial aspect of demolition under emergency conditions is the ability to respond without introducing additional risk to an already compromised situation. When an unforeseen emergency arises, difficult considerations to be taken into account typically include any imminent danger to be mitigated immediately and alternative methods and approaches to what would have been implemented under non-emergency conditions, as well as how much time is available to make arrangements for onboarding and travel.
“Our default approach to any project is a cautious and keen focus on detail. Subsequently our team is well-equipped to handle most situations within a short timeframe.” Jet Demolition has always focused on instilling a safety culture throughout all levels of the organisation. “It is impossible to train for the unknown – all we can do is to maintain our focus on safety, ensuring that all personnel are as prepared as they can be for any project which comes our way,” highlights Bester.