The history of Sealwell began when founder Brett Walters was inspired by an opportunity for better service and craftsmanship in the caulking and waterproofing
industry. This lead to the creation of Sealwell (which was formally known as BW Sealants) in the late 1980's.
In an industry that had limited offerings at the time, Sealwell was a two man strong team who catered their skills to a unique industry need. Serving a range of clients throughout Melbourne on both a domestic and commercial scale, the business quickly began to evolve.
This evolution saw the team and skill set expand into a range of services based around further industry needs.
These were opportunities such as abseiling infrastructure
that previously was perceived very difficult. This service has now lead to on going contracts with maintenance divisions at institutions such as Swinburne University
. In addition they have also been able to cater their services to meet all PC laboratories
After many years of working in the industry, they understand and have the ability to know what is needed to complete any given job and offer solutions for all the caulking and waterproofing needs.
Their aim is to achieve excellence in all aspects of the business. This includes both the on and off site practices. They also do the best to comply with all workplace health and safety and most importantly meet the clients' needs to the best of abilities.
As a business however, they also are aware there is a level of global and local impact that occurs when working within the construction industry.
This is something that is often associated with environmental impact, however they feel it also reflects the need for more sustainable practices within the everyday operations of the employing and providing the opportunity for development and growth within the team. This then creates an engaged workforce who improve and progress the standard of the profession for the future.
Sealwell also believe in only using the leading brands and products on the market to ensure the best results.
Sealwell are loyal to the suppliers such as Sika
All these companies are Australian based companies who are not only providing the best product, but also complying with all industry environmental standards.
As approved by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, National Building Industry Safety and Policy Branch, Sealwell is approved and compliant with The National Code Of Practice for the Construction Industry. This accreditation has enabled them to work on such jobs as the Eastlink Project
, Peninsula Link Project and Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne
It is the company policy to adhere to industry standards, regulations and any other requirements needed both on and off site. Compliance falls under certain categories such as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Elevated Work Platform (EWP) requirements. Sealwell prides themselves on always ensuring all the employees meet these requirements prior to stepping on to any job site.
Occupational Health and Safety and Personal Protection Equipment are necessities associated with the construction industry. This is particularly relevant in the line of work, which is technical and often requires them to adapt the skills to many varied landscapes.
With this in mind it is imperative that they operate within and meet all OH&S and PPE requirements. To ensure that the employees are meeting these requirements before stepping on any site, they have a dedicated administration team. This team ensures all the employees are up to date and compliant with all current industry safety standards and gives both the employees and clients confidence in the safety of the service.
To comply with Occupational Health and Safety regulations all of the employees are trained and have an approved EWP ticket. This identifies that the staff have been trained to safely use and operate specific EWP (elevated work platforms) such as scissor lift, boom lift, vertical lift, trailer mount or truck mount work platforms. Ensuring the employees and clients are safe is a responsibility they take most seriously.