Award-winning innovation for safer working over water

Working in collaboration with the Port of Melbourne on the Swanson Dock upgrade projects, our temporary works team developed and engineered a fender access platform that was used to provide a safe working platform over water.

The platform provided safe access from land to the front, soffit and rear faces of the fender beams to allow hydro-demolition works, reinforcement replacement/ augmentation and gunite spraying of the fender beams as part of the rehabilitation works.

The reusable platforms were designed to allow all the elements of the works to be undertaken from a single set-up and included removable mid-level decks to provide safe access to the full fender depth and underside of the wharf.

Our team won the 2019 Worksafe Victoria “Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety Issue” Award for the fender access platform.