FEG Ltd, Specialist Design & Build, Project Management and Consultancy, were appointed as Principal Designer and Principal Contractor under the CDM 2015 Regulations for the planned roof refurbishment of a major food processing plant in the North West England.

The external works carried out at roof level were to remove the existing glazing panels and asbestos rope gaskets, all of the glazing bars, associated fixings and fillers. The operatives were protected and wore full personal protective equipment (PPE) required by law and HSE guidelines to facilitate this operation.

Once the roof deck was refurbished and the existing glazed panels removed from each pod roof bay, new insulation and cladding was installed with flashings and waterproofing for ventilation ducts.

To ensure that the food production and packaging areas were able to continue working during the project, FEG ensured that contractors erected internal scaffolding to form high level crash decks to protect employees and the food production area’s below. The crash decks were covered in fire retardant Visqene, then blue fire retardant Corex sheeting and finally with a second layer of the same Visqene. All joints were sealed with tape during and after each process to stop any potential debris falling through onto the production lines and workforce directly below.

FEG Ltd Project Managed the entire process in a series of phases over a period of weeks which covered the food processing and packaging areas – it was on time and within budget.