The Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) workshop based at Wailada, Lami, serves as the service centre for all the Joint Venture’s vehicles and machines, says FHH Workshop Manager, Ivan Laurie.
“My team’s job is to ensure that all vehicles and machines are well maintained and serviced, because if our fleets are not operating, then our FHH road maintenance crews would not be able to perform their work on time,” Mr Laurie said.
Laurie said the work that they do at the workshop is not easy, but his team of 30 men are always working around the clock in terms of service delivery.
“We work to maintain the entire FHH 250-vehicle fleet. This includes all vehicles such as such as utes, SUVs, light trucks, prime movers, trailers, generators, graders, excavators, road stabilizers, and rollers, and small plant such as plate compactors, portable generators, and water pumps, and even the light towers.”
Laurie said with the many different types of machines they deal with daily, what’s important is that the team makes sure that all repair works are done properly.
“Our work can be quite varied because of the number of equipment or machines that come with different attention needs. Also, at times, repairs will require spare parts to be imported from overseas, but we do try our best to attend all repairs with as little delay as possible,” he said.
“Safety is vital and cannot be comprised by us, especially when we deal with heavy equipment. We cannot take short cuts in terms of our repair works, as this would put our staff at risk out on the job, with a high potential for an accident or fatality,” he said.