PCA specialises in the excavation of contaminated sites and sites with unexploded ordnance. Sites such as these require special considerations to ensure the safety of our own team, sub-contractors, and any other persons working on or visiting excavations.
Contaminated sites can pose risks to anyone who comes into contact with the soil or other materials on the site – exposure to toxic chemicals or heavy metals can have serious health consequences. Some contaminants can be explosive or flammable, which creates additional hazards. In order to successfully deal with such risks, PCA conducts a thorough assessment of each site in a Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS) before beginning any work. Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn at all times.
Where there’s a risk of unexploded ordnance, PCA works closely with technicians to identify and remove any dangerous materials. We may need to work with local authorities and emergency services to develop contingency plans in case of an emergency.
Click on the projects below for further details on our work in this field.