Fire Cleaning at Snows BMW Portsmouth

July 2016

Customer requirements and issues to overcome 

The interior of the building suffered severe fire damage caused by a vehicle fire leaving the roof in need of replacement and a major fire clean to the whole. Rainbow were asked to provide the prime contractor with a cost-effective solution to clean the interior and exterior fire damage maintaining a low profile effectively being invisible to the BMW dealerships staff and customers.

We look at any job and aim to reduce disruption and eliminate risk for the client’s customers, the public and our staff. The specific problems identified with this job were:

  1. How do work safely alongside other contractors who are work in the same area especially when we are cleaning at height?
  2. How to ensure as little disruption to the BMW dealership customers and the staff when carrying out external cleaning work around showroom and display areas.
  3. How we phase the work to fit in with other contractors.

Our approach is to 

  • Working with the customer we Focus on identifying problems during the planning stage of the job to provide the most cost effective and least disruptive solution working within the constraints of health and safety, and the client requirements
  • We take full responsibility for all aspects of the work working with other contractor permits
  • Produce and communicate detailed risk assessments and method statements to our client’s staff, giving them confidence that their responsibility for health and safety are being fulfilled
  • Ensure the right equipment is used and the staff are trained to use this equipment safely and effectively. We work closely with our high access supplier who visits site during the quotation and planning stage.
  • Identify and manage clients’ expectations and ensure they are met
  • Taking the weight off our clients’ shoulders and allowing their staff to concentrate on the rest of their responsibilities

Work carried out

The work was split into phases working alongside other contractors.

Garage Ceiling From Fire Damage
Blackened Fire Damage Garage Ceiling
Industrial Cleaning Smoke Damage
Smoke Damage Ceiling Repair
Shelving Units After Fire Damage
Car Parts Cleaning After Fire Damage
Smoke Damage From Above Ceiling
Mezzanine Floor Damage

Phase 1

Carry out a fire clean inside the workshop to remove soot and smoke damage. Soot lock the blockwork ready for painting.

Clean the Parts storage area mezzanine flooring and parts racking to remove soot.

Phase 2

As the roofing contractors removed panel from the roof and sides of the building to clean the steelwork ready for the cladding panels to be refitted or replaced.

Smoke Damage To Garage Ceiling

Phase 3

Deep clean exterior facias, soffits and the drive through area to remove smoke damage.

High Access Cleaning
High Access Building Facade Cleaning
Air Conditioning Unit Fire
Industrial Cleaning Of Floors
Control Room Fire Damage Repair
BMW Cleanup Operation Cleanup Completed

Phase 4 

Out of normal working hours final deep clean of the workshop after reinstatement work had been completed.

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