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About

Access to Solutions

BASE Industries, previously known as Scaffold Logistics, was established by the Adshead family in 1978, and our company remains family owned and operated to this day.

A lot has changed over the years though, while we began as scaffolding specialists, we are now one of the country’s leading suppliers of a full range of access solutions and associated products and services.

With dedicated and long-serving staff members and outlets in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth, we’ve gained an outstanding reputation for supplying quality products, service and advice; this has made us a preferred partner for many of the country’s Tier 1 builders as well as Government and leading resource companies.

Our continuous focus on safety, innovation and improvement, a highly skilled workforce and an expertise in project management and end-to-end engineering, allows us to deliver a safe, cost effective, fast and flexible service.

Importantly, we offer important benefits only realised through a family business. Our owners work in the business, so their livelihood is on the line every day, every job. We treat our loyal staff like family. We care that they get home to their families. Every client matters and every piece of work is greatly appreciated. We are genuinely agile – we are not restricted by corporate structures and policies – we do whatever it takes to get the project done safely, on time, on budget.

We know your Pain Points

Infrastructure, Energy, Process

BASE Industries has worked extensively across Construction, Mining and the Oil and Gas industries. We love a challenge and like to tackle the projects that other suppliers might deem to be too difficult or complicated.

Some of the leading companies that we’ve partnered with to delivery successful projects around the country are Delta Group, BHP, John Holland, Probuild, BAE Systems, CB&I, Contract Resources, Lend Lease, Icon Construction, Mirvac, Goldfields Gruyere Mine and others.

This experience enables Base Industries to pre-empt your pain points and work with you to remove or minimise them. The three areas that normally cause frustration and consume a lot of time are; transparency, visibility and flexibility.

While many companies talk about these three attributes, we have lived them for many decades as an agile family business. It’s in our DNA. To bring this culture to life for our customers we have developed an industry leading project management system.

We’re leaders in safety, for your peace of mind

We are determined to create an environment which is fatality-free, where everyone goes home safe and well after every day. Nothing comes before safety. And although our safety performance puts us among the leaders in our industry, we can do better. We are now benchmarking against ourselves against other sectors, such as aviation.

As well as supplying the market’s highest quality products, our company has invested heavily in a Critical Risk Management Program that actively engages every contractor and employee, makes use of critical control checklists and verification tools, and uses interfaces that connect with existing HSE systems.

Additionally, BASE Industries has developed an industry-first Scaffold Compliance Awareness and Safety Program that is available to all our client and can be tailored to suit their individual requirements.

No compromise on quality

It’s taken 50 years to build our reputation. We aren’t about to ruin it to save a few dollars on inferior product. Base Industries provides the market’s highest quality products under the guidance of our Quality Assured Accreditation which gives customers peace of mind that our products will always perform in high risk situations…

BASE Industries objective is to provide professional, safe and high-quality access services and solutions that our clients can count on. There are no surprises. We achieve our business outcomes by:

  • Recognising that every project is a unique challenge
  • Working closely with our clients before the project begins to better understand our clients’ challenges and risks to provide a flexible and personalised service specific to their needs
  • Ensuring safety is of paramount importance and constantly improving the safety awareness culture within our company
  • Drawing on our vast experience of assisting clients in all industry sectors to successfully complete projects
  • Ensuring our products and services are fully conforming and operations are carried out safely, competently and in accordance with all relevant laws, legislations and the Australian

Standards Our company is also externally certificated to AS/NZS 4801:2001 – OH&S Management and AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems.

Key People

Michael Adshead

Managing Director / CEO
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Michael has extensive experience in scaffolding access and shoring services within the construction and resource industries for over two decades.

In 2009, Michael set up Scaffold Logistics in Victoria, to be able to support local construction companies. With strategic foresight, drive and determination, Michael has been able to expand the business to a national company now supplying integrated services to the Construction, Oil & Gas and Mining sectors.

Michael attributes his success to his ability of developing high-performance teams, including a strategically selected executive management team. His core values have served as a catalyst for growth and developed a productive energy in the workplace.

His vision is to continue to grow BASE Industries to a market leader while delivering premium products and services to all clients.

Ciarán Hallinan

Executive Director Operations
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Over his 30-year career Ciarán has held project, functional management and executive leadership roles in Oil & Gas, Mining, Water, Energy, Marine, and Civil construction and production businesses. His international experience is extensive having held both regional and global leadership roles in Australia, Europe and America.

Prior to joining BASE Industries, Ciarán has led diverse companies of more than 1,500 employees, overseeing the delivery and execution of major infrastructure projects in Australia, Asia, Europe and America for clients such as Shell, Conoco Phillips, Chevron, Woodside, ExxonMobil, Santos, Vale, Peabody, BHP and Bechtel.

Ciarán attributes his success to developing the people and culture within the organisation he works in. The core values of sustainability, integrity, achievement, teamwork and loyalty are the foundation of the way he operates companies. Throughout his career he has proven his ability to collaborate with clients to understand their needs and achieve business solutions to the satisfaction of all parties.

Ciarán is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has an MBA from Queensland University of Technology and an Honours Bachelor of Engineering from Greenwich University.

Jordy Adshead

HSEQ Manager
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Jordy is a HSEQ Leader with over 18 years’ experience working in the Energy, Process and Infrastructure Industries including – Rio Tinto/Yancoal – Hunter Valley Coal and PowerStation’s, Rio Tinto Pilbara Iron Ore Operations, BHP Nickel, Alcoa Alumina and Rio Tinto – Dampier Salt, around Australia. Jordy has demonstrated Operational experience in Scaffolding, Heavy Haulage, Crane Operation and Rigging prior to taking a career path toward Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Management where his passion was ignited.

Jordy is influencing outcomes in his role of the National HSEQ Manager. This includes implementing rigorous HSEQ training and coaching programs building on existing industry leading initiatives and management systems.

Community

BASE Industries recognises the significant and lasting socio-economic benefits our presence in a community can bring and we honour the responsibility that comes with that. For this reason, we seek to engage with local suppliers and contractors, and actively participate in regional business groups and chambers of commerce.

Indigenous Partnerships

It is our corporate objective to recognise and embrace the expertise of local indigenous businesses. We recognise the importance of active and positive engagement with indigenous Australia, and the contribution we can make to help close the gap.

BASE Industries has established partnerships with locally owned Indigenous companies such as Akuna Civil Marine (AMC), AusMaint and the recent joint venture with Big Island Constructions to form Marramarra Services. Each independent business has extensive experience and expertise in a variety of trades, to provide multi-disciplined, one-stop services. Together, as part of our community re-investment promise, we’re offering the opportunity for individuals to work with subject matter experts and industry leaders in their field.

BASE Industries are committed to making a difference through employment opportunities that will develop capability and future pathways for at-risk individuals, build on their strengths and create an interdependent culture lasting many years to come. Which is why we will provide pathways for at-risk communities through personalised coaching and mentoring, bringing about positive change in both business and society.

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