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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

The training was great and the trainer actually took his job seriously. I’ve been through a fair few courses where the trainers don’t really give a crap about what they’re doing they just want to get in and out, but Daniel provided heaps of information and it was actually the most informative course I’ve ever done. Learnt a few new things as well which was good. Definitely would come back to you guys over other training organisations based on the delivery of the course from the trainer.

Abraham T. - Brisbane, QLD

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