Mick Bunting, Lidoran’s production manager wanted to challenge the existing asbestos removal world record accomplished by Lidoran back in 2006. When CDM logistics needed to replace their 3,800 m² asbestos production warehouse roof, but were concerned about potential loss of production time due to facilities being closed, Mick knew this was the perfect chance to realize his dream.
With meticulous planning and a gung-ho crew of 20 roofers, Mick was well prepared to take on the asbestos removal challenge.
At 6.30am Wednesday, August 12, Mick and his crew started the project working hard and fast. As one crew started stripping the asbestos and got far enough ahead, the second crew started to lay the new insulation and metal sheeting. With two cranes, one 130 tonne and the other 80 tonne, the job of loading the bins with asbestos was efficient and at the same time, kept up with the crew’s speed.
By 4.30 pm the entire roof had been stripped and new metal sheeting laid, meaning the roof was watertight until the smaller details could be completed.
The previous asbestos removal world record was 3,533m² of asbestos removed and replaced in 11 hours with 22 men. Lidoran had more than beaten this with 20 men, 3,800m² asbestos replaced in 10 hours.