Demolition Daily #5

In this episode of the Demolition Daly, we look at the issue of plant and vehicle theft amidst the mass site closures that are sweeping the nation during the COVID-19 crisis. We are joined by John Mussett, head of investigations at CanTrack Global and a former police officer who talks about how to protect your…Read moreRead more

Rallying the troops..

Maylarch’s Nick Williamson calls upon asbestos sector to unite. Fresh from his guest appearance on the Demolition Daily LiveStream earlier this week, Maylarch chairman Nick Williamson has called upon the asbestos sector to assist the NHS and First Responders. In a statement on LinkedIn, he says: “…If you have experience of working in live Hospitals,…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #4

In today’s episode, we look at the industry’s response – or lack thereof – to the COVID-19 threat; the lack of guidance from industry leaders; and the ongoing failure to close all non-essential sites. We also welcome guests Mike Kehoe of C&D Consultancy and David Cant of Veritas Consulting to discuss the health and safety…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #3

Latest LiveStream looks at mental health impact of COVID-19 lockdown, We have a bumper edition of the Demolition Daily LiveStream for you today with no less than three (count them, THREE) guests. This episode features Danny Kearney of Prosafe Consultants who talks about the likely mental health impact of the current COVID19 lockdown upon demolition…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #2

The second episode of our daily LiveStream is available to view. Regular readers will know that we have committed to broadcasting a daily LiveStream video show over on our Facebook page which will appear on our Facebook page at 3pm each day during the COVID-19 crisis. Yesterday’s episode was struck down in its prime by…Read moreRead more

The shut-down begins…

UK demolition sites shut their doors. We truly live in unprecedented times. The nation is in lockdown; police are patrolling the streets to actively disperse gatherings of two or more people; and a website that depends upon an active demolition industry for its very survival is celebrating the closure of sites up and down the…Read moreRead more

A call for compassion…

Contractor calls for NFDC and IDE to take COVID-19 lead. Andrew Hope MIDE, contracts manager at Bath Demolition, has written to both the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and the Institute of Demolition Engineers, urging for the industry’s two trade bodies to demonstrate leadership amidst the COVID-19 crisis. With the industry seemingly left in limbo…Read moreRead more

Left in limbo…

UK lockdown sends mixed messages to demolition and construction sectors. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to the airwaves last night to effectively place the nation in lockdown. Although that term wasn’t used specifically, the granting of police powers to disperse crowds and to fine those found to be contravening the new rules left no…Read moreRead more

Forth Demolition closes its doors…

Scots contractor opts for controlled closure. Established and well-respected Scottish demolition contractor Forth Demolition has taken the bold decision to cease trading in a controlled closure. Company employees were informed of the decision last week and will receive a full redundancy package. The company also reports that all business debts will be settled in full…Read moreRead more

Stark Warning…

Message from COVID-19 epicentre makes for sobering reading. This weekend, I received a message from Stefano Panseri of demolition giant Despe. Stefano and his family are from Italy, the very epicentre of the current COVID-19 outbreak that has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 4,000 of Panseri’s compatriots. Thankfully, his family is safe. But…Read moreRead more