We hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year break. Here’s our 2015 in Review.
Business Expansion – Wallongong, Central Coast, and Hunter
In 2015 we welcomed three new franchisees – Declan Dowd who is servicing the Wollongong region; Ian Lockie who is servicing the Central Coast and Newcastle regions; and Tim Nelson who is servicing the Hunter and mid-North Coast regions. We invite you to check out their respective web sites, follow them on Facebook, and recommend them to your friends, families and colleagues.
Completion of Darling Harbour Project
Online Pipe & Cable Locating was excited to be appointed to conduct locating and CCTV inspection services at Darling Harbour. Through the precise location of underground assets and comprehensive CCTV inspection of existing pipes and drains, we were able to report on the current location and condition of underground assets. This allowed the project managers to plan and schedule appropriate works, saving time and reducing costs and risks during planned excavation works.
WestConnex M4 Widening
Throughout much of 2015 Online Pipe & Cable Locating was engaged by Leighton Contractors (now CPB Contractors) to locate underground assets, perform non-destructive digging, and provide vacuum loading services. The locating services and non-destructive digging were critical for protecting underground assets, and preventing costly damage and disruption to essential services. We were also engaged for vacuum loading services, particularly after heavy rainfall, as removal of mud and sludge from the site was required to keep the project running to time frames and allowing further works to be carried out. Online Pipe & Cable Locating will continue to work with CPB Contractors throughout 2016.
Pipe Freezing to restore water and air conditioning
During the year we assisted many plumbers and air conditioning mechanics by providing pipe freezing services to stop the flow of water in water pipes and air conditioning units at many commercial and retail sites. Although pipe freezing is a small part of the process, it is often a crucial step in repairing or repositioning pipes and reinstating water supply and air cooling/heating services.
Footpaths, Roads, and Drains
Our team continued to work with Councils, Sydney Water, and utility companies in providing a range of services. These included locating underground assets, non-destructive digging, and vacuum loading to enable work to and around assets below footpath and road surfaces. As part of many of these jobs, we also reinstated the site to allow normal use and access by the public. Other projects included providing CCTV inspection of drains and culverts, water jetting and vacuum loading to remove blockages.
Increased Capability – New CCTV and Vacuum Loaders
To meet the requirements of our clients, in 2015 we continued to invest in the latest technology and also in expanding our fleet. We acquired a new Van equipped with an advanced Kummert CCTV tractor camera. Robust and fully portable with a 200 metre cable, the tractor camera provides CCTV inspection and reporting (photos and DVD) capability with advanced control and flexibility to reach and inspect pipes up to 1.2 metres in diameter. We also acquired two new Vacuum Loading trucks with 5,000 litre and 8,000 litre capacity meaning fewer disposals trips and allowing our team to stay on site longer, saving clients time and money.
Without you we don’t exist
Team Growth +8
As business continued to grow, in 2015 we welcomed five new technicians supporting our clients, and three new office staff across accounts, admin, and marketing. It was a pleasure to welcome everyone to the team.
Accreditations and OHS
As part of our commitment to running our business to the highest standards and industry benchmarks, we once again achieved the following accreditations:
National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) approved inspection Body for inspection activities according to ISO/IEC 17020.
Quality (AS/NZS ISO 9001-2008)- Global Mark
Environmental (AS/NZS ISO 14001-2004) – Global Mark
Occupational Health and Safety (AS/NZS 4801-2001) – Global Mark. We are also very pleased to report that no major OHS issues were recorded during the year.
Without you we don’t exist
We thank our clients, suppliers, and our dedicated team. We look forward to working together in 2016.