Outstanding service deserves recognition

Wed, 6 May 2020

The Water Jetting, Drain Cleaning, Vacuum Loading and Hydro Excavation sector operates both within domestic services and industry around Australia including the Australian Defence Force.

AUSJET/ADCVA member Chief Fluid Systems primarily set up business to service the Australian Navy and has since grown to service much of the Australian Defence Force however; at the heart of the operation they still remain passionate about our seas and those that defend our borders.

“We’ve grown extensively over the past decade but fundamentally we’ve concentrated on developing our defence business by heading into other platforms of the defence industry,” Chief Fluid Systems Director Glen Haddon told AUSJET/ADCVA.

“We’ve taken on the industrial sector of defence predominately within ultra-high-pressure water blasting and during that time we’ve grown and split the business into industrial and defence as a business unit inside Chief Fluid Systems.”

As well as Chief Fluid Systems being a member of AUSJET/ADCVA, the business is also a member of the NSW Fluid Power Society whose focus is raising awareness of the dangers of working on fluid power systems and to establish a national safety approach.

“We’re also trying to attract young people to the trade as there is a shortage of qualified tradesman coming into the industry,” Glen said.

“We’re trying to develop training and mentoring programs to attract young people because at the end of the day things need to be maintained and overhauled.”

As part of that attraction program, NSW Fluid Power Society recently awarded a young sailor for his work in the industry as a Hydraulic Systems Maintainer in the Australian Navy.

In 2019, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Andrew Colman was named RAN Sailor of the Year for Outstanding Achievements and displaying Navy Values and Signature behaviours,” Glen said.

“He conducted a lot of work during his period of service on the ship and was recognised by his superiors and got put forward for his attention to detail, exceptional service, work ethic, and general ability to get things done.

“Due to his outstanding work and with the aim of attracting young Australian Defence workers to the Society, we decided to recognise LSMT Coleman for his hard work by awarding him a Certificate of Recognition for his meticulous and outstanding work as a Hydraulic Systems Maintainer."

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Picture: Chief Fluid Systems Director Glen Haddon (left) presenting Leading Seaman Marine Technician Andrew Colman a Certificate of Recognition from the NSW Fluid Power Society.

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