Client Details: MOD RAF Odiham
Project: High Level Rope Access, Roof and Gutter Cleaning
We carried out a site survey with the facilities and management team to arrange the full scope of works. We engaged with the MOD Health and Safety teams to discuss the various options and approach to the varying aspects of the cleaning works, including the logistics and working schedules.
in order to carry out any repairs and treatment whilst managing the site and high number of personnel working in and around the site. There were very stringent conditions to the higher level works, that being over 25 metres and areas where there were no safety anchor systems upon the higher hanger roofs.
We brought in the specialised lift access equipment.
We carried out removing all the unwanted over growth stripping and treating the moss and algae causing any blockages utilising the specialised reach access plant.
After treating we then utilised the low pressure super heated steam cleaning to the metal sheet roof and guttered areas.
We carried out the roof leaks and gutter leaks whilst unblocking the pipework’s.
The high level rope access teams started clearing the hanger gutters and all water goods.
We treated and cleaned off the modern metal building removing the heavy algae staining and build up to leave as new finish.
We delivered the project to standard required by the client.
The Suggested Improvements
To treat the algae not just clean off to allow for long term protection of the sheeting and visual appearance.
“As Director of Estates on a very busy military airfield (RAF Odiham, home of the UK Chinook Force), I employed the services of APT-ICC Ltd to clear guttering and clean facades of buildings that had fallen outside routine maintenance for a number of years. The results were dramatic; not only did the buildings look superb, the inherent problem of grey-water causing damage to structures was reduced.
I must commend the on-site delivery team for their professionalism and flexibility. They were very sensitive to the operational needs of the RAF and understood SAFEGUARDING principles when working at height and ‘air-side’ in close proximity to manoeuvring aircraft.”
RAF Squadron Leader