Bio Products Laboratories – CDM Support for Major Shutdown



Bio Products Laboratory Ltd (BPL) is a Government owned not for profit organisation which turns blood plasma in to a range of life saving products. It is committed to research and development to maintain a key position in a constantly changing market in the 21st century.


BPL had planned a major plant shutdown incorporating tasks to be completed by over sixty external contracting companies and an internal maintenance team. Full CDM services were required for the six week shutdown.


HFL was able to mobilise at short notice to provide:

  • CDM preparation activities
  • Principal Contractor role
  • Liaison with BPL personnel prior, during and post shutdown
  • Summary documentation package and report upon shutdown completion
  • Post shutdown presentation to BPL


BPL’s shutdown was completed on time with full compliance to the regulations and without any accidents or incidents.

“The shutdown incorporated both routine and project maintenance tasks in all geographical areas within the process facility. The works were programmed to avoid conflict between trades particularly where high risk tasks were involved. Planning of the works with the project team was paramount as well as the interface with the independent CDM Coordinator to ensure that risk was mitigated at all stages of the shutdown.”

Chief Engineer, BPL

“This shutdown was the smoothest so far. The planning and preparation which HFL undertook ensured we were ready to commence work exactly when it mattered. All the activities they managed went like clockwork. I’d have no hesitation in using them again.”

Chief Engineer, BPL

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