Case Study


July 7, 2020




Bush Road Bridge


Bridge Demolition

Project duration

20 hour possession


Econ spent the week leading up to the possession making sure all the plant and materials were delivered to site in readiness for the possession start time. The plant and materials get checked and re checked. Spare machines are available on site just encase an item of equipment fails.

When the area was officially handed over to Econ to commence the track protection was installed and checked.

Next phase of the works was to position the excavators and start to demolish the bridge down to the pre-determined cut lines. All demolition arising’s were removed during the demo works and cleared to an area to be stockpiled until the tipper lorry’s came to site in the morning to start clearing. All track protection removed and restored ready to be collected. All machines cleaned down and made ready for transport back to Econ depot.

All works were completed in under two shifts. All the site arising’s were removed from site and disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. Two team members then remained on site for a further three days to see the materials and plant off site.

Staffing requirements

Working in a railway environment requires a high degree of health and safety knowledge and expertise and the use of suitably qualified and accredited personnel to carry out the works. Each shift had One manager and One director from the company on site to oversee their assigned shift. Econ’s team included staff who met the following requirements: CSCS, Banksman, Machine operators, Sentinel approved and registered work force, CCDO, CPC.

Equipment/Plant Used

3 x 25 tonne excavators, 3 x high dreamers, 1 x 35 tonne excavator, 2 x 14 tonne excavators. Ekki mats and cordek polystyrene blocks.

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“We were impressed with the approach used by you operation team to carry out the works both professional and diligently. Econ were very accommodating to meet our needs from the initial presentations prepared on strategy to mitigate risks and throughout execution of the works and keeping us fully informed and giving us the confidence we needed. The approach of Econ Site supervisors and visiting managers through to operatives on site was always of a high standard and good-natured and we are pleased to give credit where it is due. On site initiatives by the team from demonstrations /videos of emergency procedures when working in asbestos enclosures and working with consistent site uniforms contributed to the site achieving a Kier ‘Blue’ for best practice and working above standards. This was an excellent example of collaborative working and a joint approach to promptly overcome some of the challenges with asbestos and how best to deal with this along with working near challenging neighbours’ properties, the school and the church.”

Demolition and Asbestos Removal Sept 2023

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