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Winner of British Construction Industry Awards 2017 – Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

Alford Technologies has won the British Construction Industry Awards 2017 in the category of Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year, for Explosive Means using Remote Access Methods applied on Didcot Boiler House Demolition.

This prestigious award seeks to recognise project teams that understand the importance of creating a safe and healthy working environment that promotes the construction industry as one that is attractive and welcoming to all.

Following the fatal collaps during demolition of the part of the Didcot Power Station boiler house in February 2016, Alford Technologies was appointed to demolish the remaining structure, which contained three trapped bodies. To eliminate risks to personnel, a method of demolition was devised which involved using remote control technology to carry out surveys and place explosives in what was assumed to be a highly unstable structure. Remote controlled vehicles used in military bomb disposal placed the explosives as part of a programme, which took just three months to implement, from the assembly of the project team to completion.