Case Studies


Western General Hospital - 4th Floor Lecture Theatre

Contract Value - £26,820.00
Contract Type – SBCC Minor Works Contract for use in Scotland (2011 Edition).

Project Description

NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. A catchment which represents the second largest residential population in Scotland - circa 850,000 people and is responsible for the employment of approximately 24,000 staff.

In September 2018 Enviraz successfully tendered for, via Public Contracts Scotland, and were awarded the contract for the Removal and Disposal of 130m2 of AIB Ceiling Tiles c/w timber ceiling grid, 45m2 of Plasterboard Ceilings and Bulkheads and the localised cleaning of surfaces with the ceiling void of the 4th Floor Lecture Theatre.


Principal Contractor

Enviraz’ role throughout the project was that of principal contractor, with NHS Lothian’s Estate Department providing overall management of the site and welfare provisions while also coordinating with all subcontract trades.

All works were completed in line with asbestos legislation, guidance and approved codes of practice with relevant air-testing regimes and strict reoccupation processes implemented throughout the duration of the contract.

The project was undertaken while the hospital facility remained fully operational, Enviraz had to carry out works with a full appreciation of the environment and while conscious of the potential impact of our activities on staff, patients and visitors. Working together with NHS Lothian, we coordinated works and communicated our plans effectively to provide our service within this sensitive environment and meet defined project goals.

All subcontractors utilised throughout the project were selected from the Enviraz pre-approved contractors directory.

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, patients and visitors. Working closely with NHS Lothian we were able to implement a program of asbestos removal works and associated services while ensuring continuity of medical care.

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, Craig Smith was the lead client contact for the duration of this contract. As a Senior member of Enviraz Operations Team, Craig’s near 20 years’ in the asbestos industry was beneficial as he acted as the main point of contact throughout the contract. Craig’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, were available to provide additional support as and when required.

The on-site supervisory team of Leslaw Kusztelak, 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.