Abseil Access have completed another successful year of inspection and cleaning in various dairy plants around the country.

Fonterra Whareroa: Inspection of all 8 driers in 2014. We have been the preferred contractors for this plant since 1995, a record 19 years. D5 the largest drier chamber is 15m diameter and 35m high. We provide a full colour report and organise all repairs with a certified welder. We also sweep the powder storage bins and undertake any other miscellaneous cleaning and repair work.

Fonterra Edendale: We have been providing inspection and cleaning services to this plant every year since 2006.

Synlait: Our first year at this new plant. We inspected all driers and vessels and assisted with all repairs.
Gardians: Our second year at this new plant providing inspection and cleaning services in the drier and the vessels.

To achieve this amount of work within the winter shut down period we operate 2 separate teams. The team members are fully trained with Confined Space, Rope Access, Fall Arrest, Permit to Work and First Aid certification.

Our dairy team workers are also available for any mid year emergency work.


Back to Rocks Road for another geotechnical drilling and netting project. This time reinforcing the net installed 20 years ago.

The old net was Maccaferri PVC coated double twist and still in reasonable condition despite the coastal location. It was tidied up and new stronger net (Maccaferri PVC coated HR30) installed on top along with 61 extra soil nails.

The 6 man team completed the job within the time frame and with minimal disruption to the traffic.


Although June was the warmest it has ever been across the country, we have been experiencing all types of weather extremes up on the Gondola Bluffs drill and blast project.

Perched on the Summit Road in the Port Hills, 400m above sea level, we’ve had rain, snow, sunshine and strong winds.
Here’s a great shot of Gareth operating one of the Marini rock drills, as the sun sets over the Southern Alps with Christchurch in the background.

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