Project overview:

AquaTerra provided a 4 man team to erect staging and undertake surface preparation, inspection, structural repairs and coating application to the underdeck steel work of a lifeboat station.


  • Multi-skilled technicians to install the QuikDeck Staging
  • Blasting
  • NDT/Inspection
  • Mechanical
  • Coating Application

Key Challenges:

  • Installation of the staging system
  • Multiple work scopes to be undertaken from the same access design without modification
  • Provision of a range of skills and competence within the team to limit mobilisations and bed space

AquaTerra's Solution:

  • Onshore trial of access system to prove capability to client
  • Matrix of available skills and competencies against the project requirements and current known scopes of work
  • Gap Analysis developed and a training and assessment plan for ongoing personal development
  • Training programme to ensure multiple personnel could carry out the same function
  • Cross-training of multiple personnel to carry out support functions and allow continuous rotation of personnel across all work scopes - complete flexibility
  • Forward plans to ensure training and assessment completed ahead of schedule


  • Work scope completed in less time than it would have taken to erect a scaffold structure