Among the tradesman PJL have been able to source for these projects include Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) fitters that are often hard to come by, heavy crane operators through to trade assistants.
“Even when we do supply those base level operator trade assistants, they have high risk work licences which include EWP, forklift, working at heights, sometimes Rigger and Dogger,” Andrew said.
“Their skills are often above what our competitors offer. That’s our niche market, having properly trained workers with a proven work history within our company deployed down here. It paints a really good picture of our adaptability to this new industry – because we haven’t really done tunnelling in construction before now.”
Andrew says it’s rewarding to respond quickly with top level tradesmen that often deliver beyond client expectations.
“We had a client call up and request three mechanics at short notice for a job, but I could only supply him with one. The client ended up calling me back a week later and said ‘that one guy did the job of what I thought it would have taken three guys to do, you saved us there.”
It’s clear the PJL labour hire philosophy, which has served the mining industry so well, is also gaining respect in the construction industry.