Our decontamination, decommissioning services and demolition division have efficiently managed decommissioning projects for clients nationwide.

Working in partnership across all sectors with developers, liquidators and receivers, we provide a full project management service.

With detailed experience of decommissioning pharmaceutical plants, petro-chemical, cosmetic and engineering manufacturing facilities, Newlife can provide full contract solutions.

Our experienced operatives can undertake full decontamination work on tanks, vessels and pipes prior to dismantling, allowing for safe removal of plant and machinery.  Inclusive of stripping out any mechanical and electrical services, we can arrange for the sale of redundant items, if required. Our specialist demolition division can then oversee the systematic removal of specific areas, without affecting production.

Newlife’s dedicated project managers oversee all aspects of plant decommissioning, in-line with best practice industry guidelines.

During decommissioning, we conform to the health and safety guidelines of RIDDOR, and are members of IOSH, to keep our work risk-free. Newlife’s dedicated project managers oversee all aspects of plant decommissioning, in-line with best practice industry guidelines.  Operatives have received training for confined space work, and by Lantra, in the use of ATV’s.  For high-level work, operatives have IPAF and PASMA qualifications. Additionally, we abide by CDM regulations when on a construction site, and can act as the CDM coordinator for your project.

For further information, please read our in-depth case study on site decommissioning prior to its demolition. Alternatively see how we can decommission plant and machinery from sites during regular operations.

To keep our operatives safe, they are extensively trained, which also gives our clients the assurance that we adhere to all industry specifications.  Our most essential certifications include:

Confined space training

This helps our operatives to access compact areas, in adherence to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.  They can identify confined spaces, assess its risks, enter it safely and create a hazard-free system of work to clean it.


Lantra training: sit-in ATVs, tracked or multi wheeled vehicles

This educates our operatives in the laws and safe practices when using ATVs.  It provides knowledge of all vehicle functions and components, how to spot possible dangers and prevent them.


IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) certificate

For high level operations, this certificate allows staff to use powered access platforms safely and effectively.  Through it, we retain a Powered Access Licence card, specifying which operatives are trained to use access machinery.


PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) certificate

PASMA allows us to legally and safely erect and dismantle mobile access towers, such as scaffolding.  It helps us to remain up-to-date with all best practices and safe procedures.

If you would like to know more about our current accreditations, please contact us

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

At Newlife, we stringently adhere to the requirements of the CDM Regulations when conducting decontamination, decommissioning and demolition works.  They are designed specifically for the building industry, providing a model for the effective management of health and safety during a project.  The guidelines begin from the commencement of works, and continue through to completion, detailing clear standards of industry practice and key areas to monitor.

These formal, structured rules are imperative when conducting work in these environments, due to the high number of potential hazards present.  The chances of fatal injuries in this industry are higher than any other in the UK, making it essential that they are prevented.

Once in place, the regulations clearly define the roles and responsibilities of each individual and party on the site.  The people with the necessary expertise take on management roles, but a strong emphasis is placed on teamwork, and everyone is held accountable for complying to the rules.

An essential individual in the implementation of the regulations is the CDM coordinator, who oversees health and safety management, acting as a point of contact between different parties.  Members of the Newlife team are trained to fulfil this position, whilst executing their decontamination, decommissioning and demolition work.

Please read more about the role and duties of the CDM coordinator on a construction site.

Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us for more information.

Health and Safety

Making sure that our decontamination, decommissioning and demolition team conduct themselves in a way that prioritises health and safety, is of paramount importance to us.  To assist our personnel in this, Newlife are member of IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

IOSH, a worldwide chartered body for health and safety, helps us to standardise these regulations throughout our organisation.  Poor knowledge of health and safety issues could lead to fatal consequences, so it is essential that those who work in dangerous environments have the most current knowledge possible.  IOSH holds over 40,000 professional members, who require high levels of health and safety competency in their staff.

As members of IOSH, we have access their extensive list of resources, to further improve our health and safety.  Our operatives can take numerous courses, which enables them to obtain the appropriate qualifications, skills and knowledge to conduct their work in the most risk-free way.

For more information, you can read our article about the health and safety expectations a client may have of their decontamination, demolition and decommissioning contractor.

Alternatively, you can speak to a member of our team, by contacting 0800 018 9099.

Decommissioning White Papers

These documents detail our case studies for specific decommissioning processes


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