Envirochem carried out environmental perimeter monitoring during the demolition of warehouses at the British American Tobacco site in Southampton. Airborne Dust, noise and vibration levels were all monitored using state of the art equipment.
Three monitoring stations were identified in conjunction with the client and the Environmental Health officer (EHO). Dust, noise and vibration limits set by the EHO were programmed into the instruments, allowing text alerts to be sent to site staff if any parameter limit was exceeded.
Warehouses to be demolished were primarily constructed of metal sheeting. The client was particularly concerned about the noise intrusion to nearby residents.
The site location and prevailing wind direction often caused problems with dust being blown towards nearby houses. Real time dust monitors aided the client in identifying site dust from normal ambient dust levels.
Weekly reports were generated and sent directly to site management. The combination of reports and real time text alerts formed the basis of a management plan communicated to local business and residents.
Our reports formed the basis of weekly site meetings between the client and a committee of local residents.