Painting contracting is dangerous work, and we at MTS Painting take the safety of our crews, customers, and the public very seriously. Safety is everyone’s concern. Human life is precious and deserves respect. Some paint work can present certain dangers and require specially written safety plans such as below. This Operations Plan is for a commercial bank property, but could be scaled down, in part, for a large 2 or 3 story residential painting contracting job as well.
Please note also the description of abrasive blasting and its technical aspects. For MTS, it is rare when this extreme type of prep is needed, but we are ready to handle any painting processes required (simple or complicated) with full professionalism.
Abrasive Blasting and Painting Operations Plan
63 W. Main, Mesa, AZ
- Public Safety
- The operation is a consistently moving procedure, along with containment.
- Right of Way Permits will be obtained and temporary sidewalk barriers will be used for City of Mesa sidewalk closures for safe aerial lift equipment use and to keep public away from ladders.
- No south entrance closures are planned during business hours.
- The north entrance will possibly have temporary closures as needed during morning business hours and public will be directed to the south entrance by barricades, signs, and personnel.
- During times where direct operations could effect the public, an individual will manage each area on the ground until that area is finished and instructing the public on where to access banking operations.
- Method of Operations
- Access to work surfaces will be achieved by powered aerial lift equipment, ladders, and from roof/balcony access. Remove remains of failed paint coating that penetrated into red brick construction.
- A media will be pneumatically propelled from an approved delivery vessel.
- Equipment includes tarps, hoses and aerial lift equipment.
- Daily job set up will begin at approximately 4am with removal processes commencing at first light. Daily operations to end approximately at noon.
- Dust Generation
- Garnet which is dust free, so no excessive dust will be generated.
- No degrading of the brick or masonry will be performed. This allows a cleaner operation by using specialized equipment; minimal amounts of media are required compared to typical sandblasting equipment.
- A water injection nozzle shall be available as per dust requirements, but the use of water will be discouraged as to the possibility of re-streaking and carrying the white coating rundown further down the walls.
- Clean up and Containment
- By just cleaning the upper section of the walls the majority of media will drop straight down and be caught by tarps.
- A perimeter tarping application install shall contain the majority of spent media
- Some media may remain within the rock landscaping but due to its inert nature and color, it will blend nicely with existing landscaping.
- Various Medias were demonstrated on the actual structure previously and garnet was chosen as the media of use. Garnet having a red/brown consistently also offers the best matching color media for the structure and landscaping.
- Sweeping and vacuuming will conclude the clean up operations. All concrete flat-work will be swept and control joints will be vacuumed clean. Clean up will move consistently with the upper blasting operations.