Conducting site clearance is important before starting any construction activity around the site. It is normally the first operation to be done which consists of the removal and disposal of vegetation or any obstruction on the site area. Though many consider this as a simple process, Land clearance requires a method statement to make it efficient and successful.
Here are the methodologies for site clearance work:
1. Restriction on the site area
Due to the presence of heavy equipment and the potential risk from toxic gasses that may spread on the vicinity, access from the site must be limit. Only people with site safety training must gain access to the area.
2. Issuing of permits
Prior to site clearing, those who are in charged must obtain a site clearance from the city authorities. Moreover, necessary signage and precautionary measures are needed to inform the public on the ongoing work in the area and to avoid more damage.
3. Establishing boundaries
Site engineer must control entry and movement around the site area to ensure the safety of all concerned. Setting up boundaries to prevent entry to hazardous spots.
4. Wildlife eradication
Proper removal and disposal of vegetation such as herbs, shrubs, grasses and trees. Vegetation must be placed in one designated area to be disposed of properly later on.
5. Limit working area
All operation related to construction must be done only within the borders set out with fences. This is to reduce work and prevent additional clearing.
Rest assured that Frank Owens Contractors will provide the most efficient utility service for their clients at an affordable price. They make sure that every operation is done accordingly to the regulations and objectives set.
Mitigating Ecological Effects due to Construction Works
There are effective ways of addressing the negative effects of construction works, particularly site clearing or ground work operations which tend to disrupt or damage the ecological balance of specific locales, such as forested areas, agricultural lands, estuarial areas, waterways and shorelines. Frank Owens possesses the technical and managerial capability to implement safeguards against unduly impacting the environment. Here are some suggested steps:
Having a highly-competent ecologist who understands the various processes involved in preserving the habitats of flora and fauna can provide the proper measures and solutions for environmental protection.
The need to limit the flow of water runoff from bare or un-vegetated areas requires prior covering, seeding or planting of grass or shrubs. This obviously entails some expense; however, the precaution, which may often be required by law, will redound to future benefits in terms of mitigating flooding and destruction of existing natural and human-made structures.
The size, the location and the prevention of leakage or movement of materials stored or kept on the site must be closely monitored to minimize environmental impact.
The boundaries of the construction works must be controlled to minimize removal of vegetation and the exposure and/or compaction of soils. Fences must also be put up to prevent negligent intrusion by workers or equipment beyond the limits set.
Frank Owens Contractors provides excellent utility service. Their well trained and highly-experienced engineers have the long track record to assure landowners that their project will meet environmental standards and that the surrounding areas will not be unduly affected by the finished structure.