Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital
This project involved the removal of sprayed asbestos coatings to steelwork contained in every ceiling void throughout the entire hospital.
The challenge was to ensure all hospital utilities such as power, water, gas and fire alarms were not compromised at any stage during our works.
This project required us to create, manage and deliver a specialist supply chain.
This supply chain included licensed scaffolders, hoarding contractors and trained asbestos electricians who entered our enclosures to survey and then identify which services were live and which services could be isolated before removal commenced.
In April 2011 Woods were installed as the emergency call-out contractor for all asbestos works to the health board’s property portfolio which includes Glan Clwyd Hospital.
This separate contract required us to be on-site every day at Glan Clwyd and on-call out of hours every day 365 days a year with the commitment and ability to be on-site if required within 40 minutes of an emergency.
This project required us to work weekends and out of hours and included the provision of an emergency response service.
Key Statistics (2010 - 2019)
- 329,122 man hours and 29,217 subcontractor man hours without accident or lost time incident
- 208 enclosures without accident or lost time incident
- 73% of weekends worked (275 out of a possible 379)
- 124 safety visits undertaken
- 2,157 tonnes of asbestos waste removed (729 sealed skips)
Laing O' Rourke c/o
University Health Board
2010 - 2019
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.