Project: Maroochydore STP, Maroochydore QLD
Description: Confined Space Scaffolding to internal & external STP Digester 1 tank
Scaffold Use: Tank Maintenance
Scaffwise Scaffolders are all fully trained and certified in working in confined space environments and are quickly becoming experts in erecting and dismantling scaffolds within these environments.
Working in confined spaces can be a difficult and demanding task, and requires job specific Safety Work Method Statements dealing with emergency rescue plans, air testing and specific methodology on entering, working within and exiting the confined space.
As the bottom of the tank falls into a point (similar to that of an upside down triangle) A false floor had to be based out to provide a stable base for scaffold erection. From here a birdcage scaffold was built within the tank, this furthermore contained a stair access to further scaffolding decks which sat outside of the tank.
Over the coming months Sandblasting, Sealing and other maintenance works will be carried out within the tank ensuring all tradesman on site are able to work safely and effectively to Australian code.