The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital project is a State Government initiative to address the growing health service needs of the Sunshine Coast community. The hospital opened with approximately 450 beds in 2016 and the remaining capacity is expected to be commissioned by 2020/21, which will see all 738 beds used. The hospital has also been planned to allow further expansion of up to a total of 900 beds.
The new tertiary facility is being delivered through a public private partnership (PPP) contract with Exemplar Health, a consortium comprising Lend Lease, Siemens and Capella Capital, with partner Spotless Facilities Services. This consortium will design, build and finance the public hospital as well as maintain it for 25 years.
Cirlock was contacted by Lend Lease to provide the Cirlock permanently mounted Lockout System. This involved the purchase of a number of key items for use on the hospital project, including 12 pole mounting sets to suit the Schneider NS250
breakers with 35 mm pole widths plus Lockout Arms made to fit.
Lend Lease LV Design Manager, Power, Andrew Hudson said Cirlock was chosen for the job as they consider the Cirlock products a level of quality that should be standard on all projects.
“Safety is paramount in any of the construction jobs we work on,” said Hudson. “Using Cirlock locks gives us confidence that we have the added level of safety we require.
“Cirlock lockout devices are used on all low-voltage distribution board circuit breakers to ensure safety for site electricians. Electricians lock out the circuit breaker fitted with the Cirlock personal padlock and danger tag. This, with other safety procedures, helps to ensure their safety with the circuit they are working on.
“The service you get from Cirlock is always prompt and professional — that’s how they do business and that goes a long way in this industry. Deadlines are crucial to the smooth running of all projects, particularly a project like the Sunshine Coast Hospital, so getting the parts we needed delivered to spec and on time is a major factor in the success of what we do,” Hudson said.