In 2020 Wardle Painters Ltd was awarded the contract for the surface preparation and application of protective coatings to 31 storage tanks in Stolthaven Terminals, Dagenham.
Due to the flammable contents of the tanks, the work area was deemed as a “Low Flash Zone”. The team, therefore, had to remove the existing surface coatings by ultra-high pressure (UHP) jetting up to 36,000 psi. The works were carried out under strict permit to work conditions.
Access to the works was gained by utilising a combination of MEWP and Rope Access.
Throughout the contract, regular progress meetings were ongoing, and the following items were monitored:
- Programme of Works
- Logistics Access Issues
- HSQ & E Issues
- Specialist PPE
Regular HSQ & E audits were carried out by senior management and independent third-party auditors, ensuring Stolthaven Terminals experienced a brush with quality.
All personnel were ICATS accredited and held the requisite blaster, sprayer, and supervisor additional module qualifications.