The process by which the physical status of a structure is determined and recorded. Particular points of interest are the structural integrity of the building, potential hazards, and an assessment of required tasks.
- Entry tool
- 3M Half-face respirator with p100 filters
- Tyvek suit (optional)
- Safety goggles (optional)
Note: Extreme caution must be used in initial evaluation. Evaluations should be conducted by at least two experienced inspectors.
Prior to begining work on any building, the structural integrity must be evaluated. Symptoms of poor structural integrity are listed in the deconstruction safety manual. Buildings that exhibit any of the listed signs should not be entered or worked on. Please consult the risk mitigation section of the deconstruction safety manual for details on how to manage unsound structures.
Upon evaluation, note the potential hazards listed in the deconstruction safety manual. Please consult the risk mitigation section of the deconstruction safety manual for details on how to manage potential hazards.