The traditional image of the Steeplejack relates to inspecting, maintaining, and dismantling industrial chimneys. The 21st century demands much more, and todays Steeplejack is a multi-skilled high-rise technician who is capable of almost every type of work required at height, either above or below ground.
All our steeplejacks possess an industry NVQ qualification which confirms their individual skill level. Additional skills qualifications include scaffolding, welding, appointed person, brick layer, plant & machinery operators & NDT.
Our ongoing commitment to the safety training and culture of all our Steeplejacks, Supervisors, Managers and Directors includes SSSTS, SMSTS, NVQ 6&7, NEBOSH and IOSH qualifications.
Structural Surveys, Inspections and Maintenance.
An industrial chimney is a critical asset to any production or power generation site and essential inspections and maintenance are required in accordance with HSE Guidance Note GS53, and the ATLAS Inspection Guide for Steel Chimneys.
Churchill offer the full range of maintenance and refurbishment for brick and steel chimneys including drone technology, UST, internal colour CCTV, cavity boroscope, and thermal imaging.
Controlled Demolition and Decommissioning.
Churchill have completed a huge volume of high-profile contracts and have accumulated a wealth of experience in the controlled demolition & decommissioning of tall structures located in sensitive and restrictive environments.
For a compressive list of concrete, brick and steel chimney demolition & decommissioning projects completed by Churchill please click here.
Unlike steel chimneys the test, inspection and maintenance of silos often goes unnoticed. Failing paintwork, rusting of the surface together with unkempt support steelwork, pipes, valves and vents are not only the first signs of potential structural failure, but also give the wrong impression of an otherwise well organised, efficient and professionally run plant.
Preparation and painting of your silo’s can be achieved at a relatively low cost and the results can be startling.
Steel Chimney Design and Installation
Churchill have the capability to design, supply and install a new chimney or replacement chimney sections. This is carried out following consideration of the flue gases, the operating conditions and the client’s performance requirements.
Refractory linings require regular inspection and maintenance if they are to remain serviceable. In addition to replacement of thinning or damaged linings, Churchill have the capability to offer full replacement of all types of refractory lining.