Remondis, the company whose premises was affected by fire in Prescot on Sunday 4 December, have confirmed that demolition work has begun on the Carr Lane site.
Fire fighters remain on the scene and continue working to extinguish the fire completely. Demolition work has taken place at the site this afternoon to allow crews additional access to the site.
The company has also offered support to local people who may have concerns about the impact of the incident, on them or to the local environment, publishing contact details so that people can speak with them directly.
How to contact Remondis if you have concerns
If you have concerns of questions relating to the impact of the fire at Remondis, you can contact the company by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. During office hours, Mark Dacre can also be reached on 01204 552018 as can Claire Johnson on 01204 552010. Your query will be forwarded to the insurers and be dealt with as quickly as possible.
The statement from Remondis in full
The company have today (Wednesday, 7 December) issued this update:
“Since the early hours of Sunday 4th Dec, immediately following notification of the fire on site, the senior management team at REMONDIS UK has been working around the clock to manage and mitigate the impact of the situation on the local community and environment.
“Due to the nature of the site and the location of the fire, it has been necessary to class the area as a demolition site and this means that Remondis and the fire crews must abide by Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive to ensure the continued safety of the demolition team, firefighters and Remondis personnel.
“Within the context of adhering to those health and safety obligations, REMONDIS UK, the demolition crew and the fire teams are working as quickly as possible to allow the fire to be extinguished as quickly as possible. A plan has been agreed among all parties and is being followed, with further demolition work due to take place this afternoon to allow the fire crew additional access to the site. Ongoing risk assessments are taking place to ensure the safety of all personnel on site.
“REMONDIS UK continues to be in communication with the Environment Agency, Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive, the fire services and the local council, working together to bring this to a close. In the meantime, we would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support and patience while we ensure that this is dealt with properly to manage and mitigate the impact on the environment and local community.
“Following the recent fire at the REMONDIS UK facility in Prescot on the 4th December 2016, REMONDIS UK understands there may be concern regarding the impact resulting from the incident to the local environment and residents. Anyone with any concerns relating to the above should contact email@example.com. During office hours, Mark Dacre can also be reached on 01204 552018 or Claire Johnson can be reached on 01204 552010. Your query will be forwarded to the insurers and be dealt with as quickly as possible.”