Case Studies


The Scottish Railway Preservation Society

Contract Value - £17,563.00
Contract Type – SBCC Minor Works Contract for use in Scotland (2011 Edition).

Project Description

Removal of asbestos from a 1930s Gresley Sleeper Car located at Bo’ness Train Station. The Scottish Railway Preservation Society was founded in 1961, with the objective of establishing: 'a Museum of Railways in Scotland whereby there shall be preserved locomotives, rolling stock and other equipment and relics of railways in Scotland and of the Scottish railway industry as may illustrate the characteristics of her railways...' In July 2018 Enviraz were appointed by the SRPS to facilitate the removal and disposal of both licensed and non-licensed asbestos containing materials from 3nr cabins of a 1930's Gresley Sleeper Car, located at The Museum of Scottish Railways, Bo'ness, to enable the carriage to form part of a future museum exhibit.


Principal Contractor

Working in partnership with SRPS, Enviraz assisted in developing a programme for dealing with the removal of the Asbestos Containing Materials.

By utilising the appropriate resources and establishing positive working relationships with all stakeholders, Enviraz completed the project within budget and in line with the client's programme.

All works took place while the museum was 100% operational. Enviraz utilised a mixture of discretion and extensive project management to ensure that our works were undertaken without alerting any third parties that asbestos removal operations were taking place.

SPRS is a high-profile client with the largest collection of railway locomotives, carriages, wagons, equipment and artefacts outside of the National Railway Museum. Therefore, works had to be conducted with the utmost sensitivity and without causing disruption to staff, visitors or other stakeholders at the museum.

Throughout this project, Enviraz were aware of the sensitive environment we were operating within and made relevant changes to our working methods and practices to ensure minimum disruption and inconvenience to staff and visitors. To aid discretion, Enviraz used unliveried vans and decontamination vehicles to prevent drawing undue attention to our activities. Working closely with SPRS we were able to implement a program of asbestos removal works while ensuring continuity of operation at the museum.

Enviraz spare no expense in ensuring our operatives are provided with premium plant, equipment and consumables. This ensures we are always at the cutting edge of new technology and innovation in the asbestos removal industry. We regularly take part in regional meetings with our trade association, ARCA, to discuss forthcoming legislation and industry “best practice”. This enables us to implement new techniques and technologies before their introduction via legislation and ensures we are always on the frontline for innovation.

Our 24/7 delivery model enabled us to meet our client’s strict schedule while our quality, environmental and safety management systems ensured works were carried out to the highest standard, resulting in client satisfaction.

Project Team

Enviraz Contracts Manager, John Miller was the lead client contact for the duration of this contract. As a Senior member of Enviraz Operations Team, John’s near 20 years’ in the asbestos industry was beneficial as he acted as the main point of contact throughout the contract. John’s responsibilities included management of the site staff, resource management, coordination with tradespeople and client liaison. Throughout the contract our Quantity Surveyor, John Kennedy, and Health & Safety Officer, Jonathan Green, and Compliance Officer, Tony Donnelly, gave additional support to all areas of the contract.

The on-site supervisory team of Paul Valentini, Marcin Rybka and Paul Gallacher undertook direct supervision of works, and all on-site operatives held the relevant certifications: Asbestos Removal Supervisors Courses and Refreshers, PASMA, IPAF, Red Box Systems, CSCS and confined space entry systems.