September 5, 2016

Workplace Alliance was engaged by both Defence Materials Technology Centre (James Sandlin) and Deakin University (Steve Atkinson) to lead the D4 Press relocation, installation and upgrade.

The scope of works was to relocate from Port Melbourne, transport to Geelong, reinstall and upgrade the D4 Press to achieve an agreed level of performance.

The relocation was conducted by Workplace Alliance staff, the project lead was Wayne Allan of Workplace Alliance. The transportation and relocation were planned, discussed and agreed upon prior to the writing of any SWMS or other supporting data.

Once agreement was achieved WPA removed and transported the D4 Press from Port Melbourne to Deakin Campus at Waurn Ponds.

Arriving at Geelong the D4 Press was unloaded and skated into the agreed position, where subsequent upgrades were undertaken.

Workplace Alliance conducted and coordinated all upgrades from mechanical, hydraulic, electrical (LGE) and all guarding modifications. The guarding is state of the art delivering level 4 Safety whilst ensuring the security of the machine is not compromised.

This was achieved by designing, fabricating and installing opaque, secure fencing encapsulating the entire press now located at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Geelong.

The D4 Press upgrades were largely collaborative involving James Sandlin DMTC , Steve Atkinson, John Owens and John Vella of Deakin University along with technicians at Workplace Alliance, Phil Bissett and Peter Barclay.

As project lead, Wayne Allan (WPA) needed to coordinate various teams to achieve an ON BUDGET, ON TIME and SAFE outcome, this was entirely achieved.

James Sandlin and his team are working on breaking new frontiers with the D4 trials.