The success of our projects rests largely on our team’s ability to communicate and monitor targets and critical milestones throughout all stages of a project. Our comprehensive tender evaluation and cost breakdown is carried through to project handover. The Project Estimator presents a detailed information pack for the project to the appointed Project Manager and the factory Production Manager. The handover process involves detailed budget cost discussions, subcontractor appointment, purchase orders, WPHS requirements and a detailed work schedule interfacing the site related works and the manufacturing facility production items relating to the project.
A project reporting system is in place whereby the appointed Project Manager adheres to a step by step guideline outlining various fixed requirements such as providing detailed site access reports and identifying site conditions prior to any work commencing. Once the project is underway, a simple yet informative report is completed at the end of each week including photographic evidence, references to the work achieved in relation to the work program as well as a point form summary report of works carried out.
With the assistance of the weekly site report, our project managers are then able to assess and take any necessary action that may be required in order to ensure the project remains on target. The reports are also forwarded to the client thus ensuring all parties are regularly updated with the fluid conditions on site resulting in complete transparency between the client, site and head office
As part of the ongoing project monitoring process our team members are constantly aware of the final 5% factor. By identifying any potential defect areas prior to project handover, the team are able to address any issues promptly, ensuring minimum disruption to the client after completion.
Workplace Health & Safety Management
At Projects Queensland a commitment to occupational health, safety and the environment is part of the business. In consultation with Safe Assure, our dedicated team of WHS administration staff and onsite safety supervisors have developed a comprehensive WHS management system.
All factory and onsite staff possess relevant industry safety induction cards and are involved with the preparation and ongoing assessment of the WHS management system.
Safety of our employees and subcontractors on each site is further monitored by the site safety supervisor using toolbox talks each morning, sign in registers and ongoing risk assessments of individual tasks.
Corporate Environmental Responsibility
In line with our commitment to limiting the impact that our industry has on the environment, we have put in place a series of policies and practices to assist in containing the effect that our industry may have. We believe that we all have a responsibility to contribute to the world we live in to make it a better place and we encourage our staff to be aware of the effects that the nature of our work may have on the environment and to do everything we can to contain the impact.
Water Consumption Reduction
- The roof area of approximately 1000M2 harvests water that is stored in an 3000 litre storage tank that is used for;
- Washing cars, general cleaning and garden watering
- All toilets are fitted with up to date water efficient cisterns
Solar Power Generation
- The factory roof area accommodates a 40Kw solar collection system that significantly reduces quarterly utility billing, often exceeding our consumption requirements.
- Consists of super high-efficiency, high output lights replacing high-energy consumption work lights with a measurable 75% reduction in power consumption.
Waste Reduction and management
- The company has moved to a paperless management environment as much as is practical given the high dependence on architectural and design plans that characterise Projects Queensland’s business operations.
- In 2011 a high volume ‘Andersen’ automatic, computer managed router was installed replacing several smaller inefficient machines. This has resulted in lower electricity costs, increased board cutting capacity and significantly lower board off-cut waste (with around 10% saving on wastage).
- Automatic turnoff to standby mode of electrical equipment where down time exceeds 10 minutes.
- Dust as a by-product of cutting panels is harnessed via an extraction system and bagged for disposal.
- All by-product of production and other waste is stored in two large metal collection bins that are collected twice weekly by a professional waste management company.
- All waste that can be recycled is done so via the appropriate recycling plants relative to the product.
- All company vehicles are selected on the basis of fuel efficiency, safety and ease of operation and are carefully maintained to manufacturer specifications with renewal every five years.
- 50% of our fleet is turbo-diesel powered.