Sheffield Cementation Furnace
MCP Environmental provided asbestos management services for an archaeological dig in South Yorkshire.
Services included asbestos awareness training, site supervision, testing and analytical services.
The grade 2 listed cementation furnace is the only remaining intact steel making furnace in Great Britain. The dig is helping all stakeholders to carefully uncover historic structures and artefacts hidden by a previous car parking and banking development. Asbestos was identified and a full report sent for further action.
MCP provided a non-licensed asbestos watching brief at the excavation due to the industrial, hazardous nature of the site and sub-strata.
MCP’s competent persons were available 24/7 to inspect and advise on excavated soils including sampling as required to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure to the lowest practicable levels for all stakeholders in full compliance with Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012.
Suspected samples were sent for laboratory analysis for the presence of asbestos and full site segregation measures were put in place whilst results were delivered to site.