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    DEMOLITION FEDERATION ON RECENT INCIDENTS

    NFDC ‘statement of awareness’ follows unplanned collapses

    The National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has issued a “statement of awareness” via its website after an incident on a demolition site in Reading on Thursday 1st August in which three people were injured and two further collapse incidents where there are no reported injuries.

    Investigations are now in process with HSE, contractors and others seeking to understand what caused the incidents.

    Three incidents in short period … “unheard of”

    The NFDC has stressed that:

    “Today’s demolition industry represents sophistication, professionalism, competence and qualification, high standards and exemplary safety records.

    Any incidents of this nature are unusual – for three to occur and within a short time period is unheard of.

    Following the investigation of these incidents and establishment of the facts, the NFDC will work to support the prevention of future incidents.”

    Holly Price, President of NFDC, commented:

    “As anybody working in the demolition industry will know, NFDC exists to raise standards and works to educate and promote safe working, deliver best practice and enforce industry-recognised training for operatives within its Member companies.

    Whilst the rate of incidents is low, we strive for zero harm in the demolition industry and safety is of paramount importance.”

     

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