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Eildon Reservoir Upgrade: Complete management of Confined Space Operations

Pinnacle were contracted by Queensland Urban Utilities and Brisbane City Works to manage all confined space operations of the Eildon Reservoir Upgrade.

Scope:

  • Over seven months project timeframe
  • Underground reservoir at Windsor, 100+ years old
  • Still provided water to major inner city area
  • Remedial works required
  • Major construction works
  • Strengthening roof structure etc.

We provided total site management including:

  • Wrote management plans for the site
  • Controlled site inductions
  • Wrote all daily permits
  • Ensured all work was done with lowest risk profile possible
  • Conducted all gas testing
  • Designed system to control locks and isolation
  • Provided standby personnel
  • Monitored all entry and exits (up to 16-20 workers in the confined space at any one time)
  • Conducted regular evacuation drills and rescue manoeuvres

Outcomes

  • Zero Harm: No incidents or accidents over entire project

Really enjoyed the practical component - excellent. Great to see this being encouraged in courses like this.

George C. - Melbourne, VIC

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