Brian Dilley, External Packages Manager
“Shield were employed to remove all the existing AIP panels adjacent to windows and replace & seal with a non-combustible board. The works had to be carried out within a compact programme before the commencement of a new insulated facade system including new windows. At every stage of the process, we found Shield was proactive in their planning, work application, liaison and maintained a high level of H&S awareness and attitude. We would have no hesitation in recommending Shield for future works.”
The Shield Asbestos Removal Southampton branch was contracted by Veolia, to undertake asbestos removal at Eastbourne Hospital in East Sussex. These removal works were necessary to facilitate planned refurbishment works to the windows within the hospital.
Eastbourne District General Hospital has an emergency department and hosts a range of services, including acute assessment, elderly care, neonatal intensive care, ophthalmology and ENT. The hospital has many specialist and critical care services, so it was vital that it remained fully operational during these works.
Nicholas Game, Senior Projects Manager
“Eastbourne Hospital is a high profile, live environment project in the NHS, where Shield’s contractors worked to a high standard in a professional way with a positive attitude, working in and out of wards, offices and corridors, liaising and communicating through the right channels to achieve the removal of AIB. Veolia would like to thank the Shield team for all their hard work.”
As the hospital remained fully operational throughout the duration of the contract works, it was imperative to regularly monitor the works and modify them when required to minimise disruption to the hospital and members of the public. When required, we carried out internal sheeting works at 4:30 am, so that the medical activities were not impacted during the hospital’s working day. This was managed via our participation in daily site meetings.Eastbourne District General Hospital PDF.