Watbridge Farm House
Woods have recently completed a lead decontamination project to a large 7 bedroom farmhouse.The entire site had suffered lead contamination throughout and Woods were commissioned to undertake a thorough clean of the property under suitably controlled conditions.
Cleaning works were closely supervised and all surfaces were subjected to a three phase (dry, wet and further dry clean process) using numerous cleaning mediums.
Soft strip works were undertaken to create access to exposed voids for cleaning, all walls and ceilings were cleaned including floor voids and boiler rooms. All fabrics and soft furnishings were pre-cleaned and where necessary wrapped, sealed and disposed of in specific drums and disposed of as lead contaminated waste via an approved lead waste carrier.
All site operatives involved in the lead decontamination process underwent blood tests, before during and after removal to verify that lead levels were not compromised.
Personal air monitoring was also undertaken periodically throughout the project to monitor the lead dust levels during the decontamination works to demonstrate that the control measures in place were satisfactory.
Independent lead samples were taken on project completion and sent to the United States for verification that the lead levels had been reduced to below the acceptable limit of detection.
A full photographic inventory was undertaken of all disposed items which was provided to the client on project completion.
Watbridge Farm House
Skills and Training
Woods recognises the value and importance of providing opportunities to staff, to develop their job-related knowledge and skills and expects that with development and training individual effectiveness and motivation will increase.
All staff are continuously assessed through audit and competency assessment carried out by our Compliance Team, Managers and Site Supervisors. This information is gathered to enable us to produce a relevant training needs analysis (TNA) programme delivered using our state of the art training facility to ensure that all individuals' needs are met.