Chelgrave, a labour hire company with a long and successful history in Victoria, has tapped into this need and are providing outsourced maintenance solutions that are delivering exceptional outcomes for a wide variety of blue chip clients such as Australian Paper.

Chelgrave has supplied four planners who are working on this year’s shutdown for Australian Paper. On a number of occasions the team at Chelgrave have been charged with the task of mobilising 70 plus people quickly to undertake and manage maintenance shutdowns at the plant.

“We really understand asset maintenance and it’s great that Australian Paper has recognised our expertise in this area by engaging us to assist with planning the annual shutdowns,” said Greg Scott, General Manager at Chelgrave Contracting. “It’s really a feather in our cap and we’re pleased that our team delivered great outcomes for Australian Paper.”

“Most of our clients operate their project or facility within an asset lifecycle environment. Whether it’s a new project to install new plant and equipment, or an existing manufacturing facility undergoing maintenance activities, our staff can assist.”

“For more than 33 years, Chelgrave has supplied quality Ticketed, Trades and Technical employees to meet both the temporary and permanent requirements of our clients,” said Greg. “Part of our continued success has been our ability to identify emerging trends, respond quickly to them and deliver innovative labour hire solutions that provide exception ROI for our clients.”

History shows that the team at Chelgrave were one of the first labour hire companies to recognise the value of delivering Asset Lifestyle Maintenance Solutions and, as such, they have developed a reputation as experts in this area.

“Better than most, we understand that assets are conceived, developed and maintained under a Lifecycle that begins at concept and progresses through to decommission and rehabilitation,” explained Greg. “That cycle may be 6 months to 60 years and at Chelgrave we work with our clients to provide support services as their asset progresses through each stage.”

“As part of the maintenance shutdown services we have completed in the past we have provided not only skilled trades people to complete the work, but also planners and supervisors to ensure the projects were completed on-time, on budget and with minimum fuss,” explained Greg.

Chelgrave has a rigorous safety management framework and have fostered a ‘Zero Harm’ philosophy throughout their long and successful history. On all sites stringent safety plans are in place and they have developed a framework for interacting with clients and employees including initial site safety audits, regular toolbox talks, incident reporting and on the rare occasion that an employee is injured, return to work coordination.

“To top it all off we are currently in the process of achieving AS/NZ4801 Safety Accreditation,” remarked Greg.

Chelgrave’s vision is to be the most sought after company in Australia in their field by offering best quality solutions to their customers and employees, and there is no doubt that they are well on the way to achieving their goal.

“From boilermakers to civil engineers, riggers to draftspersons, at Chelgrave we’re committed to ensuring clients and employees and matched correctly,” Greg added.

To find out more about the variety of Trades and Technical Labour Hire Services Chelgrave provide, visit or call +61 3 9776 8800.

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