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Services: Turnarounds & Shutdowns

Efficient. Specialized. Field-proven.

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OVERVIEW

No Excuses, only Solutions.

Whether you’re simply looking to staff a turnaround or shutdown, or you would like to analyze turnaround efficiency and improve processes, take advantage of IRWIN'S experience. Our safety experts have completed turnarounds in a number of industries, including pulp and paper, oil and gas, mining, power generation, sawmills, and more. Our Turnaround Services offer an all-encompassing safety solution to help your staff and to manage and optimize your turnarounds and shutdowns. 

Experience

  • Extensive plant experience specializing in: Confined Space, Spark Watch, Gas Testing, Safety Coordination, First Aid, Technical Rescue, Industrial Labour.
  • Commitment to Safety: Zero lost time claims, zero WCB stop work orders, & zero regulatory orders, charges, or fines across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Hands on Supervisory Team: You will find members of our senior management on every job ensuring quality, efficiency, and cost control through our custom solutions.
  • Competent on-site Staff: We handpick and screen staff for effective communication skills and thoroughly train them in our systems.

Confined Space Management

  • Planning Phase: We are dedicated to conducting a thorough needs analysis to clarify requirements for customization of our "Plant Shutdown Management Plan."
  • Preparing Phase: We provide our staff with site-specific training as well as specialized programs such as 'new and young workers' and 'women in the workplace.'
  • Execution Phase: We implement unique fit-for-work and fatigue programs and have a 'Lean Delivery Model' that ensures quality, efficiency, cost control, and only value added processes.
  • Analyze & Improve Phase: We compile, analyze, and report on our key safety metrics and efficiency systems.

Value-Added Services

  • Quality Leadership: We pride ourselves on our ability to train our staff, from top to bottom, with leadership qualities.We do so by promoting from within wherever possible, and by setting an example at the top of the hierarchy. Our clients see the benefit of this as they receive risk management leaders from our Safety Watch to our Project Coordinators. Our supervisors are astute enough project managers to provide assistance to our customers during the turnaround planning process if this is a desired service.
  • Effective use of Manpower: We constantly man-up and down with our 'Lean Delivery Model' minimizing any unnecessary idle time. 
  • Quick Mobilization: We organize team for your unplanned outage and emergency turnarounds thanks to our diverse network of trained field staff strategically located across Western Canada.
  • Training Excellence: In order to deliver prepared staff starting the first day of each outage, Irwin’s Safety has developed a dynamic approach to training, with the ability to train employees and clients on-site in a wide variety of environments across industries. Having held projects from BC to Manitoba, with a focus on local staffing to reduce costs and stimulate local economy, our training programs are developed with flexibility in mind.

Turnaround Services: 

 

Labour: 

  • Confined Space Attendants and Monitors 
  • Fire and Spark Watch 
  • Gas Testing 
  • Safety Coordination 
  • Industrial Labour  
  • Janitorial and Housekeeping 
  • Elevator Attendants 
  • Technical Rescue Workers 
  • First Aid Personnel 
Software: 
 
  • Turnaround Safety Management  Software
Equipment:
  • Communication (Radios)  
  • PPE 
  • Gas Detectors  
  • Air Movers 
  • Fit Testing
  • Personnel Tracking Equipment
  • Wireless Gas Detection 
Turnaround Consultants: 

  • Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSPs) 
  • Certified Health and Safety Consultants (CHSCs) 
  • Registered Occupational Hygienists (ROHs) 
  • Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) 
  • National Construction Safety Officers (NCSOs) 
  • First Aid Attendants 
  • Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) 
  • Certified Auditors (COR, ISO) 
  • And many more 

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‘I have hired Irwin's for safety watch (man watch) on numerous shutdowns at Genesee power station. Aside from shutdowns, I have recommended them for labour supply to work on our bag house at G-3 and they have been requested to come back for the last three years with very good reviews. Irwin’s staff have good leadership, experience and are helpful and pleasant to deal with, even when urgent situations arise.’

Capital Power

COLIN HORSFIELD | Logistics Shutdown Coordinator
Capital Power Corporation, Genesee Power Station

Turnaround Services

We provide labour and manage equipment to help your staff and to execute your turnaround effectively. Our personalized approach adapts to your specific jobsite and our service integration solutions combine flexibility, quick response, and cross-training in order to respond to client needs cost-effectively 

 

Goal Zero: Not only is our staff versatile and locally trained, minimizing transportation and labour costs and offering amazingly quick turnaround times, but our commitment to Goal Zero has resulted in zero lost time claims, zero WCB stop work orders, & zero regulatory orders, charges, or fines across multiple jurisdictions. 

 

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Turnaround Consulting

Excelling in maximized tool time and client-focused communication, our team of power engineers, project management executives and safety experts possess the specialized industry experience to ensure that your next turnaround is both safe and efficient. Our consultants employ tools to help you quantifiably measure performance in real time as we identify efficiency gaps and offer potential solutions according to our continuous-improvement model: 

 

  1. Planning Phase:We are dedicated to conducting a thorough needs analysis to clarify requirements for customization of our "Plant Shutdown Management Plan." 
  2. Preparing Phase: We provide our staff with site-specific training as well as specialized programs such as 'new and young workers' and 'women in the workplace.' 
  3. Execution Phase: We implement unique fit-for-work and fatigue programs and have a 'Lean Delivery Model' that ensures quality, efficiency, cost control, and only value-added processes. 
  4. Analyze & Improve Phase:We compile, analyze, and report on our key safety metrics and efficiency systems. 

 

Efficiency Tracking:

IRWIN'S has the data to show our clients a more efficient approach to safety staffing. With our industrial analytics program, government-mandated Safety Watch personnel are repurposed as efficiency trackers, categorizing every minute spent by contractors on-site as either work time, idle time, downtime or wait time. By identifying and eliminating these gaps, you can improve productivity and save hundreds of thousands of dollars! 

 

Speak to an Irwin’s rep about how the Irwin’s Advantage can push your shutdown/planning process to the next level.  

 

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At Irwin’s our passion is people. As a small, versatile company in the field of major industry, we offer a service-based approach which caters to specific organizational needs and offers professional strategies for managing projects better. Our mission is to form partnerships and leverage our safety expertise to create long-lasting industrial solutions that save money, keep workers safe, and ensure best practices.

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