Four members of our HydroVac team recently spent five days in Northland, travelling to selected schools in small isolated sites around New Zealand. Commissioned by Torque IP, who were engaged by the Ministry of Education, HydroVac undertook an inspection of the school’s stormwater/drainage systems using our CCTV technology. At times the team also needed to utilise flushing and root-cutting to properly assess the state of the networks on the school sites.
Torque IP tasked HydoVac with providing as-built drawings of the school’s current drainage systems, a report on their current condition, and a plan for remedial works to be carried out.
There were a lot of logistics involved with this project, including four weeks of prep work by HydroVac’s project manager Cat Woollams. Cat liaised with the four Northland schools for this project, creating and supplying a detailed project management plan including timing and works to be carried out. She also devised site-specific safety plans which aligned with WorkSafe standards documentation for each school site – no small feat considering the schools had no as-built plans for the onsite networks and had not undergone servicing for many years! She also ensured booked accommodation had enough parking for our big truck and CCTV van! Having a project manager on our team really gives us the capacity to work on the high level of organisation, comms, client liaison and community updates required for these big projects.
With over 1200kms under their belt and having driven from Kaitaia to Cape Reinga, our team completed this work in five days, with reports and remedial work recommendations delivered two weeks later.