Business Development Manager Lance McKay is on a mission to raise the profile of the industrial cleaning industry, one of the many services offered by Cleanaway’s Industrial Services team.
Lance brings invaluable expertise to our team – as a safety champion helping our people navigate through the high-risk working environment and as an industry steward, attracting quality employment and building career pathways. Lance has 20 years of experience with high pressure water jetting and vacuum loading services in the industrial services industry, servicing contracts in municipal councils, water authorities, refinery, mining, offshore and CSG oil and gas.
Lance has served on the board of AusJet, the safety organization for industrial cleaning activities in Australia and New Zealand, for the past three years. He also represents the Australasian High-Pressure Waterjetting Association (AUSJET / ADCVA) on the Global Industrial Cleaning Coalition (GICC) Steering Committee.
In this interview, Lance speaks to Industrial Theory podcast host Kerry Siggins on the state of industrial cleaning services in Australia, his work with Ausjet and more.
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Q: What are some of the biggest challenges within Australia and New Zealand (in the cleaning industry)?
A: Getting into mainstream – people knowing more about the industry, and to attract more people in. We’re trying to promote the industry in trade schools, so that people can see it as a career path early.
Q: What does Ausjet do to promote the advancement of safe water jetting and use of automation?
A: Ausjet would love to see the water jetting industry go fully automated. We’re trying to make our contractors more aware of the benefits of automation. It may cost a little bit more, but you’ll find out the job will done quicker and more efficiently.
Q: Does Ausjet have a training and certification programme that helps contractors get their guys certified?
A: Yes, we have an Operator course and an Operator Assistant course – entry level – which teaches you about the pumps and how to set equipment up.
Q: What is your advice for safe water jetting and industrial cleaning practices?
A: Always follow procedures and follow them correctly. Shortcuts are not necessarily the best way to go. This is how we avoid accidents.