The Health and Safety Executive have put a stop on any demolition of the buildings on the Loco Works site until all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed.
The facts are as follows, on Tuesday I received a phone call from the Environment Agency, who thanked me for getting the HSE to intervene in the whole Rivington Chase, Loco Works scenario. It transpires that besides their initial stopping of any demolition work and the hastily convened meeting with all interested parties to thrash out the correct way forward, they (HSE) had a site visit again on Monday. Present were HSE representatives, Environment Agency representatives and people wearing “Stetsons,” having listened to what was supposed to be happening, the HSE told them to go away and re-think the situation. By getting accredited firms involved in the inspection of the buildings, after which the HSE want to know the methodology to be used to demolish the buildings, meeting the correct legislation, including COSHH regulations to further protect near bye workers.
Only after all this criteria meets with the satisfaction of the HSE, will any demolition be allowed.
Result for people power.