Services: Turnarounds & Shutdowns

Efficient. Specialized. Field-proven.

Turnaround Services
Turnaround Consulting


No Excuses, only Solutions.

Whether you are simply looking to staff a turnaround or shutdown, or you would like to analyze turnaround efficiency and improve your processes, take advantage of IRWIN'S Safety. Our safety experts have completed turnarounds in a number of industries, including pulp and paper, oil and gas, mining, power generation, utilities, and more. Our team will provide an all-encompassing safety solution to optimize your turnarounds and shutdowns. 


  • 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: Members of our senior management team are present 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 to ensure exceptional service quality. 

Confined Space Management

  • Planning Phase: We are dedicated to conducting a thorough needs analysis to clarify requirements for 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 implement Irwin's 'Lean Delivery Model' that ensures quality, efficiency, cost control, and 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 above and beyond industry standards, focusing on the development of leadership qualities. We do so by setting an example at the top of the hierarchy. Our clients see the benefit of this as they receive risk management leaders from Safety Watches to our Project Coordinators. 
  • Effective use of Manpower: We adjust manpower by using a 'Lean Delivery Model' minimizing any unnecessary idle time. 
  • Quick Mobilization: We organize team for your unplanned outage and emergency turnarounds with the help of our diverse network of trained field staff strategically located across Canada.
  • Training Excellence: In order to deliver fully prepared and competent staff starting the first day of each outage, Irwin’s Safety has developed a dynamic approach to training, with the ability to train employees in a wide variety of environments across various industries. Having held projects from BC to Manitoba, with a focus on local staffing to reduce costs and stimulate local economic development, our training programs are created and executed with flexibility in mind.

Turnaround Services: 



  • 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 
  • Turnaround Safety Management  Software


  • 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 you effectively execute your turnaround. Our personalized approach adapts to your site's requirements and allows for a flexible, quick and cost-effective process.


Goal Zero: Not only is our staff versatile , locally trained and efficient, minimizing transportation and labour costs, 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

Focused on client-driven communication, our team of power engineers, project management executives and safety experts possesses the specialized industry experience to ensure that your next turnaround is safe, efficient and cost-effective. Our consultants employ tools to help you quantifiably measure performance in real time as we identify efficiency gaps and offer solutions relying on Irwin's continuous-improvement model: 

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, our clients improve productivity and save hundreds of thousands of dollars! 


Speak to an Irwin’s rep about how the Irwin’s Advantage can drive 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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