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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

Your trainer Tim provided excellent instruction and all my team said it was the best training course they had ever done. Excellent outcome, well done!

Gregory C. - Sydney, NSW

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