SRG Global’s Transmission Tower Painting Division is the largest and most experienced tower maintenance contractor in New Zealand.
SRG Global is responsible for completing Transpower tower maintenance contracts in the North Island but is regularly engaged to carry out additional contracts across rest of the country. Maintenance of the transmission towers typically involves a high pressure water wash and abrasive induced waterblast of the structure to prepare the steel. A new coatings system is then applied that is specific to the environmental conditions of the site. The majority of the towers also require some steel replacement and mechanical maintenance.
To ensure that staff are highly skilled in their respective tasks, the division has specific crews responsible for each step in the tower maintenance process. Performance in quality, safety and environmental management is critical to the division’s success, with a full-time dedicated Compliance Officer who is responsible for auditing each work site. His role is to ensure that all aspects of QHSE management are met and any non-conformances are identified and dealt with promptly and efficiently.
In addition to this, the division has qualified NACE Coatings Inspectors to ensure that quality is built in to every aspect of the maintenance work.
Early on, we recognised that the transmission tower painting environment was high risk and significantly different from other height and surface preparation industries. The division’s ability to be adaptable and innovative has resulted in the development and introduction of innovations to overcome the many health and safety challenges in the industry. This has included the design and development of purpose-built plant, equipment and protective clothing specific to tower maintenance.