Shot / Sand Blasting

WHat is it?

This service is available to Industrial and Commercial clients, large and small, where all work can be carried out on-site. This includes all blast-cleaning, preparation, and finishing services, including heritage restoration projects. We cater for all job sizes, whether it’s a large-scale project, to smaller commercial or residential jobs, we have experience in dealing with them all. We’re fully ISO 9001 registered, so you know you’re getting the very best service.

Industrial Painting

What We Do

Alternative Cleaning Solutions offer industrial painting services throughout the UK. With our skilled operatives, extensive knowledge and access to modern coatings and coating systems we are able to complete industrial painting projects of any size in a variety of locations. We are highly experienced in painting steelworks across a variety of markets and challenging environments, this includes both internal and external painting work, all individually tailored to suit your budget and requirements and to fit in with your production schedules. We complete projects at sites of all types and sizes, including;

  • Industrial Buildings
  • Steelworks
  • Warehouses 
  • Manufacturing Facilities 
  • Factories & Production Plants 
  • Quarries

Rope Access Work

What We Do

When ladders won’t do, our rope access experts are available to help. From high-level steelwork to commercial buildings and structures, we’re able to offer cleaning solutions in a variety of environments. The whole team is IRATA qualified, with an IRATA L3 supervisor overseeing a team of technicians. We’re fully insured for all works, and the methods that we use range from vacuuming to power washing. Site-specific risk assessments and method statements are adhered to, and all technicians go through a rigorous medical prior to beginning work.

Services Available

We’re experts in rope access work, especially when repair needs to be carried out at a high level. When it’s impossible or impractical to use other methods, we’re able to carry out:

  • Building Façade Cleaning
  • Cablework Systems
  • Concrete and Joint Repairs
  • Fire Systems
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Lighting
  • Mastic and Sealant Works
  • Painting
  • Pest Control and Bird Netting
  • Pipework Systems
  • Vegetation Removal

Confined Space Work

Working in confined spaces is difficult, as well as being potentially dangerous. We adhere to strict health and safety standards throughout all work, and ensure that all work is carried out in an appropriate way. We’re experts in working in confined spaces, and we provide the most comprehensive range of industrial cleaning services available. Our team are the industry’s most qualified operatives, and every member of the team is qualified to City and Guilds NC1-NC4 supervisory level as a minimum.

Safety is our first priority, so our teams always arrive equipped with gas monitoring equipment and all necessary safety equipment. Full risk assessments are carried out, and this means that everyone is completely protected.

What Qualifies as a Confined Space?

Confined or enclosed space refers to a space which, by design, has:

  • Limited Access and Exit 
  • A Potential Reasonable and Foreseeable Risk to Workers 
  • Low Natural Ventilation (Poor Oxygen Levels)
  • Poor Natural Light
  • Contaminants
  • Toxic or Explosive Gases, Free-Flowing Solids, Extreme Temperatures or Ingress of Water

It is a space or area which is not intended for human inhabitation, especially during continuous work. Confined spaces include:

  • Boilers
  • Chambers
  • Culverts
  • Disused Basements
  • Ducting
  • Pipelines
  • Pits
  • Service Tunnels
  • Sewers
  • Shafts
  • Silos
  • Storage Tanks
  • Tunnels
  • Ventilation
  • Voids

Asbestos Removal and Management

Our comprehensive building review ensures that all asbestos is removed safely and correctly. This minimises the risk of contracting an illness from the substance. Our experience covers a range of working environments, and this means that we have the skills and knowledge to undertake this task with confidence. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires you, the employer, to identify and assess asbestos in the workplace. We’re able to assist with this, allowing you focus on your business. We help you to manage the responsibility of everything, and ensure that a full-scale asbestos management program is implemented.

What is Asbestos?

The substance is naturally-occurring, and it was used extensively for building works until it was banned in 1999. More than three quarters of UK schools are estimated to have asbestos in them. It was included in roof panels, insulation, floor tiles, and walls because it is strong, fire-resistant, and able to dampen sound.

When and Why is Asbestos a Problem?

Exposure to asbestos is dangerous, and inhalation of the substance is able to cause problems later in life. The substance may lie dormant in a person’s lungs for up to 50 years, meaning that disease is able to strike at any time. When in the lungs, asbestos has been known to lead to mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural thickening, and even death. According to HSE, 5,000 people die each year from asbestos-related illnesses. While this may sound scary, especially when considering who prevalent asbestos is in schools, in reality the buildings are reasonably safe. The substance is not airborne, and when dormant, it holds no threat to us. Disturbing asbestos is when a problem may arise, and that’s why you need a specialist to deal with it.

Commercial Cleaning

What We Do

We’re proud to offer a wide range of commercial cleaning services. Utilising more than 20 years of experience, our team has the expertise to be part of your regular cleaning and maintenance routines. We are specialists in factory cleaning, and we’re able to offer extensive cleaning during shutdowns, breakdowns, or at any other time. All work is provided to tight deadlines, which is vitally important for production line cleaning and in a plant’s downtime. All works are expertly managed, and are undertaken in-line with our robust method statements and risk assessments. Photographic reports of all work are supplied on request.

Where We Provide This Service

We work in a range of environments, including:

  • The Oil and Gas Industry
  • Power Stations
  • The Rail Industry
  • The Food Industry

What Can We offer?

  • Waste Removal
  • Office Cleaning
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Drain Cleaning
  • High Pressure Washer Cleaning
  • Steam Cleaning

Examples of Work

Some of the work that we’ve undertaken includes:

  • Property Restoration
  • Marine Car Deck Restoration
  • Car Body Shell Restoration
  • Timber Restoration
  • Walls, Fireplaces, and Inglenooks
  • Stone and Brickwork
  • Gates and Railings
  • Garden Furniture
  • Ironwork and Steelwork
  • Yacht and Boat Hulls
  • Stairways and Fire Escapes
  • Fire-Damaged Property

Where We Provide This Service

We’re able to offer this service to:

  • Marine Companies
  • The Oil and Gas Industry
  • Power Stations
  • The Rail Industry
  • Structural Steel Building Companies