Step 1 - Wild Life Inspection
Often site clearances involve working on land that hasn't been used by humans for a number of years. During this time of inactivity, nature likes to take over. We need to ensure that there are no bats or any other protected wildlife on the site. If we believe there is a significant chance/risk we will recommend getting an independent ecology report. This is an important step to both protect the wildlife and avoid severe fines for both parties. This is in keeping with the wildlife and countryside act 1981.
Step 2 - Dangerous Substance or Waste Inspection
Chippers and flails don't particularly like bits of metal going through them! To combat downtime on the job will have a 'mooch' around, prior to booking, and evaluate whether it would be beneficial to have a grab lorry collect waste that has accumulated over the years. It's fairly commonplace that old buildings and land that have been used for fly-tipping may have harmful substances such as the asbestos present. Again, to prevent downtime it's best to deal with this via a waste removal specialist, prior to the commencement of works.
Step 3 - Flailing
'Can't see the wood for the trees' - Where practical we like to first start off by 'flailing' the small vegetation to allow better access for larger machines and to speed up the felling and removal process. It helps us get a better idea of stumps, and dips in the ground and reduces the frequency of trips, slips, and falls.
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