Abatement Programmes & Project Management

During the operational life of a building or structure, it may be necessary to remove some or all of the hazardous materials due to natural deterioration, mechanical damage or planned alteration. The hazardous materials must be removed prior to the commencement of any works that may cause their disturbance. Alternative remediation strategies such as encapsulation or isolation (enclosure) may also be employed. However, at the end of the structure’s life cycle, the hazardous materials must be removed prior to demolition.


Hibbs & Associates Pty Ltd offer clients a comprehensive service for the project management and hazardous materials remediation. Our services cover projects ranging from the removal of AC products from residential allotments to the remediation and demolition of power stations.<br>
The typical staged approach to a Hazardous Material Remediation Project is:

- Project Initialisation – Define the Scope of Works – Preparation of cost estimates – Liaising with the relevant statutory authorities
- Preparation of Technical Documentation and Tender Package

The level of detail required by the technical documentation depends on the size and complexity of the project but generally covers the following.

Hazardous Materials Remediation:

 - Description of the types and locations of the hazardous building materials and the extent and scope of removal or remedial works
 - Requirements for compliance with current legislation, Codes of Practice and industry standards
 - Validation / clearance criteria for the hazardous materials remediation programme
 - Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs) for the hazardous materials remediation programme
 - Procedures for isolation / containment of remediation works, signs, barriers, etc.
 - Decontamination facilities and processes
 - Requirements for engineering controls
 - Requirements for protective clothing and equipment
 - Requirements for protection of equipment, finishes, etc. and isolation of services
 - Milestone, safety and periodical inspections: – preliminary inspection of decontamination facilities, negative air extraction ventilation facilities, etc. – inspection and testing of removal containments – periodical inspections to check on the progress of the work and safety issues; – visual clearance inspections – final inspection for handover
 - Procedures for managing, storing, treatment, transport and disposal of wastes
 - Air monitoring programmes
 - Specify engineering control actions levels against which the results of the air monitoring are assessed

 Demolition of Structures:

 - location and layout of the site
 - description of the subject structures
 - objectives of the contract
 - provision, isolation (termination) and protection of site services (power, water, sewer, communications, etc.)
 - site management, isolation of the subject buildings, temporary fencing, hoardings, etc.
 - demolition management
 - Environmental Standards and Management: – dust control – noise control – odour control – stormwater management – surface run-off and erosion control  - truck wash – recycling – temporary fuel and oil storage – on-site servicing of equipment
 - Occupational Health & Safety Planning and Management
 - signage requirements
 - heritage items
 - waste disposal
 - traffic management
 - clean-up, landscaping, sealing and finishing off.
 - Tendering – assistance with the tendering process
- Site Induction & Briefing Sessions – for clients staff or other contractors working adjacent to remediation work areas.
- Project Management
 - Organise site possession
 - Implementation of the project safety and environmental management programmes
 - OHS & Environmental Induction for Contractor’s personnel
 - Organise and conduct briefing sessions for the client staff and contractors
 - Develop and implement Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs) for the hazardous building materials removal and demolition phases of the project
 - Develop validation criteria for the remediation programme
 - Review of the Contractor Safety Management Programme (JSA, project safety plans, ITPs, etc.), Environmental Management Plan (including performance criteria) and works programme from contractor
 - Chair periodical site meetings to discuss the OHS and Environment programmes, project progress and production planning
 - Daily site inspections to assess the progress of the works and review Occupational Health & Safety, Quality & Environment Management programmes
 - Establish air and environmental monitoring programmes as required
 - Validation of the remediation works in accordance with the requirements of the ITPs and remedial action plan
 - Issuing of Clearance Certificates at the completion of the decontamination and hazardous building materials removal works
 - Issuing Certificates of Practical Completion
 - Manage the Defects Liability period
 - Clerk of Works functions
 - Fulfil the role of the client’s representative for Contract
 - Air Monitoring Programmes & Laboratory Analytical Services

For further information regarding hazardous materials management contact:<br>
Julie Porter 0447 128 680