When asbestos tiles and adhesive were identified in the economics building of St Hilda’s Anglican School in Perth, it was imperative that they be removed with the utmost care. Schools are recognised in the industry as ‘sensitive receptors’, which means that the occupants are more susceptible to the adverse effects of exposure to toxic materials. This meant it was critical that the asbestos be removed completely. The building was enclosed and removal took place under fully controlled conditions.
The works were completed within the December school holidays so that there was minimal disruption to the school’s routine. We kept the client informed of the process every step of the way. The project’s highlights were the team’s rapid response to a significant threat, and the fact that the work was completed to the absolute highest standard.
The client gave the team 10/10 in his assessment of the work. He said he was delighted with the excellent communication and the regular progress updates that kept him abreast of what was happening. He praised the professional attitude of the whole team, the fast response and the project timing. He said that ‘great advice and options were presented’, and that the interactions with Peta, Richie and Dan were ‘first class.’ At the end of the project, he added that he ‘couldn’t fault the clean-up.’