April 4, 2018

Workplace Alliance is proud to announce its latest successful project with an International Chemical Company.

Workplace Alliance has been working with our client in both a research and manufacturing role in a world first Pilot Plan based at one of Australia’s most prestigious Universities.

Workplace Alliance wish to thank all of our team involved, particularly Phil Bissett, Michael Mills and one of our excellent apprentices, Darren Goulter.

The commissioning process is now largely over and we are excited that we will be staying on in a process improvement and FMEA role.

​This will be another positive step for Geelong Manufacturing.

May 28, 2018

Workplace Alliance is proud to announce its latest hi-tech project.

The team have completed, on time, on budget another bespoke installation within the Deakin ManuFutures Complex.

Phil Bissett, Michael Mills & Darren Goulter worked alongside our partners to deliver a world first, launched at Deakin University Waurn Ponds.

We continue to support Murray, Mitch and the HeiQ Team during final commissioning and any ongoing alterations as required.

Many thanks to HeiQ for choosing Workplace Alliance as its preferred Mechanical Engineering Company.

Workplace Alliance continues to build its relationship with Community through Industry Initiatives.

As a family focused bespoke engineering company, we are proud of our most recent successful venture with Barwon Water.

Workplace Alliance and its team safely and ahead of time relocated the entire Barwon Water Workshop from South Geelong to its new complex at Breakwater.

Led by our Area Manager Phil Bissett, our team comprising of all local trades, including one of our apprentices, utilized new and innovative ways to achieve the collective goals of our client and Workplace Alliance.

We continue to support the local Indigenous Wathaurong Community by utilising local trainees.

The STEM initiative encouraging more girls into Engineering related subjects continues with our female trainee based at Godfrey Hirst in South Geelong.

As the major sponsor to local charity Embrace Awareness Foundation we would like to share they will be holding their Annual Gala Dinner at Lord of the Isles, Saturday 3rd October 2018.

This charity is dedicated to providing support for the children affected by domestic violence. We are extremely proud to be the major sponsor of this most important and worthy cause for the third year.

I urge businesses to please contact the charity founder Chelsea Dolby on 0417056551 if you would like to attend or donate in any way.

Family, Community and Opportunity is what Workplace Alliance is all about.

​Please feel free to contact us for any enquiries

The dedicated team at Workplace Alliance has been working on a deconstruction and relocation project of large industrial machinery for a Geelong based manufacturer.

​If your organisation has redundant industrial machinery that needs to be removed or relocated give Wayne a call on 1300 735 423.

Over the Christmas/New Year period, Workplace Alliance personnel worked alongside the Boral Waurn Ponds (Geelong) team to come up with a number of innovative solutions to solve a difficult drive shaft replacement strategy that reduced previous change out times from a week to only 3.5 days.

This dramatically improved up time and delivered on overall equipment efficiency.

Well done to the team at Workplace Alliance team led by Phil Bissett, alongside Darren Goulter, Danny Kaucic, Brad Nye, just to name a few.

This project met all KPI’s with no safety issues, no lost time incidents and zero first aid incidents.

Workplace Alliance is proud to be managing the relocation of a major piece of food grade industrial equipment from Melbourne to Thailand.

Working closely with our client Sakata, the machinery is being expertly prepared for relocation by our talented team led by Project Manager Michael Mills.

Workplace Alliance are experts in project managing the full relocation of industrial machinery within Australia and overseas. For more information contact Wayne Allan on 1300 735 423.

November 3, 2015

Workplace Alliance has been involved in some very interesting projects in and around the Geelong region. One of our most recent projects where our Geelong machinery relocation services have been required has been with Deakin University in Geelong. The University was installing a nanofiber machine at their Geelong campus in Waurn Ponds and they commissioned our team at Workplace Alliance to carry out the installation and construction of the nanofiber machine on site.

This was an extremely delicate job, requiring exceptional attention to detail – something the team from Workplace Alliance were well-trained to do. The project was safely competed by Workplace Alliance in July 2014, with all component of this turnkey project also completed on budget and on time. At Workplace Alliance we are proud of our ability to take on projects of such as this one and to ensure they are successfully completed to our client’s satisfaction each and every time.

The nanofiber machine at Deakin University is now used to create synthetic membranes that are used to repair human skin after burns or where skin has otherwise been damaged. There are times when there are insufficient supplies of donor skin available to satisfactorily treat damaged areas of the body and an alternate solution is needed. The nanofiber machine creates electro spun nanofibrous membranes which are natural, biodegradable and biocompatible materials that are well-suited for use in the process of skin grafting. Amazingly, there are various functionalities that can be incorporated into the nanofibrous membranes to help with wound healing. These functionalities include anti-bacterial properties and drug release.

Whatever your Geelong machinery relocation needs, contact us at Workplace Alliance. We can discuss the machinery you require to be moved, and the process involved in relocating it. It may be as simple as moving the machinery as a whole, or the machinery may require disassembly and reassembly at its new location. Either way, we have the team to get the job done!

October 15, 2015

Workplace Alliance is proud to have been closely involved with the successful completion of a recent project at Deakin University in Geelong.

The project to commission, install and construct Deakin University’s nanofibre machine was safely completed in July 2014, with all components of this turn-key project completed by the Workplace Alliance team on budget and on time. Contact Workplace Alliance if you’d like to know more about our Geelong mechanical project and installations service.

March 7, 2016

Workplace Alliance was recently engaged to manage a machinery shutdown maintenance project in Melbourne, for the Boral Tiles plant located in Dingley Village.

​The brief Workplace Alliance received in relation to this shutdown project was to design, fabricate, transport and install two new and re-engineered silos at the Dingley Village site. Shutdown projects require an extensive team, in this case it included our facilities management and structural design staff, our fabrication, logistics and installation crew.

The Boral Tiles plant contains large-scale industrial machinery which is used to produce Boral tiles. It’s important for any manufacturing plant to ensure the safety of its staff and this starts with a safe workplace and well-maintained machinery. Our Senior Project Manager, Phil Bissett coordinated all facets of this project, from the design and fabrication at our Geelong premises to the installation on-site. This was undertaken in conjunction with Mr Michael Bartrop of Boral Tiles to ensure the project was delivered and completed with no loss of production and ahead of schedule.

This shutdown project involved a number of high risk activities, not the least of which was the use of 100 tonne cranes to remove the existing silos and lift and install the two new silos into position.
Workplace Alliance also worked with Boral Tiles during this project to improve the feed systems and the level sensing mechanisms. This turnkey project also involved the demolition and relocation from site of all decommissioned pre-existing structures and the handover of a clean, clear work space.

The final stage was the commissioning of the completed shutdown project. This was accomplished within the preset time frames and handed back to Boral Tiles on January 7th, 2016. Our experienced Workplace Alliance shutdown crew ensured the plant has continued to run productively and efficiently since its commission and has provided Boral Tiles with a reliable and robust feed system to continue the running of their tile plant at Dingley Village, Melbourne.
Workplace Alliance are proud of our OHS record and acknowledge that all shutdowns at all locations were completed on time and on budget with zero harm reported across more than 3,000 man hours on all these combined projects.

Every plant requires maintenance on its machinery, for all machinery shutdown maintenance please contact us.

April 26, 2016

In the month of February, Workplace Alliance undertook a number of Facilities Maintenance Projects. The sites involved ranged from Geelong to Moorabbin and Braeside in Melbourne.

The facilities maintenance project in South Geelong was at a major manufacturing site and involved a complete refurbishment of the main office complex approximately 65 m x 50 m. The building itself was approximately eighty years old.

The scope of works involved in this project alone included:

  • Removing all exterior cladding
  • Repainting all exposed brick work
  • Installation of new windows
  • Installing new insulation
  • Recladding of the entire building
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting all existing services

The facilities maintenance projects undertaken across Geelong and Melbourne involved numerous trades all working for and managed by Workplace Alliance. We value our highly qualified Trades people and all our experienced staff for their safety and quality commitment.

Safe working at heights was a major factor and priority for all of these projects. They were all completed on time, on budget with zero safety issues, an outcome we pride ourselves on at Workplace Alliance. The completed projects have exceeded our clients expectations

​Facilities Maintenance is a major component of Workplace Alliance’s suit of services from small maintenance requirements to turn key major builds, refurbishments or relocation of plant and machinery.