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.