Thursday, 22 November 2012

Silo Cleaning & Maintenance

Silo Cleaning & Maintenance

Silo cleaning has diverse benefits dependent on industry requirements.

In the food industry, annual cleaning is an essential part of hygiene. Where there is a constant re-supply of product, condensation or moisture can become problematic, this can lead to product adhering to the roof and top half of the silo, this can cause blockages or bridging, the product can also become contaminated with mould or even infestation. Cleaning on a scheduled basis can improve storage capacity leading to increased productivity.
On completion of all works, written & photographic reports can be supplied.
In the plastics industry, annual cleaning is not essential, mould and infestation are not a problem. The silo product can become contaminated and cause defects in the end product, particularly if the stored material is changed, an immediate clean is advisable when this occurs to minimise disruption to productivity.
Entry into Silo's is made via the hatch on top of the silo, our Rope Access methods allow entry, egress and rescue, all of our Technicians are fully trained to IRATA Standards and our working methods conform to the British Standard BS7985.

Our Technicians are trained and certificated in Confined Space Entry, Egress & Rescue  to occupational standards. All of our procedures conform to The Confined Space Regulations 1997 which include provision of site specific Risk and Method Statements. We also operate a Confined Space Entry Permit, this covers a pre-entry checklist to include air testing, communication and an evacuation plan. Whilst inside a confined space, working procedures include use of air monitors, testing for toxic gases, vapours and air particulates. Site specific PPE and escape BA sets will also be on hand in case there is the need of casualty evacuation.
If Your Organisation requires our assistance in silo cleaning or confined space cleaning ... please dont hesitate to contact us




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