DGH Maintains AS/NZS ISO 3834.2 for it’s 9th Consecutive Year

DGH was thrilled to have recently achieved a significant milestone in Quality Assurance - AS/NZS ISO 3834.2.

Ross O’Bryan, Engineering Manager at Weld Australia, led DGH's 9th consecutive surveillance audit successfully for AS/NZS ISO 3834.2 - governing quality in fusion welding of metallic materials.

Impressively, for 9 years DGH has maintained its AS/NZS ISO 3834.2 qualification. This achievement not only showcases DGH's quality control & longevity but also positions DGH as Queensland's longest consecutively qualified business, thanks to their adoption of the standard early on.

DGH's achievement is welded in their commitment to core values. The audit success isn't merely a procedural triumph; it's a testament to DGH's dedication to setting new industry benchmarks.

 DGH achieves it's 9th consecutive successful surveillance audit for AS/NZS ISO 3834.2 Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials.

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Celebrating 3,000 Injury-Free Days: DGH & Hay Point Coal Terminal

A remarkable achievement stands as a testament to unwavering commitment – DGH's Hay Point Coal Terminal Plumbing & Carpentry Maintenance Crews, under the guidance of Dale Harrex, have achieved an impressive milestone of 3,000 consecutive days without a recordable injury on-site.

John Ryland (HSE Manager) and Dale Harrex (HPCT Site Manager) were proud presenters at the Resource Industry Network August Briefing, receiving praise from the wider resource industry for this exceptional achievement.

Commenting on the event, John Ryland said,

"We received very positive comments from audience members.... they were blown away with the 3000 days injury-free, they said that sort of safety performance is unheard of these days."

This accomplishment signifies not only a milestone but also showcases our unwavering dedication to safety.

Safety, as our number one corporate value, guides our actions. Our goal of achieving zero harm to individuals, equipment, and the environment remains resolute, and we extend our gratitude to our dedicated staff for embodying these essential values.

"We received very positive comments from audience members.... they were blown away with the 3000 days injury-free, they said that sort of safety performance is unheard of these days."

DGH Plumbers A Crew & Gauge Water Treatment Technician

DGH Plumbers B Crew & Site Manager Dale Harrex

DGH Carpentry Maintenance Crew

Site Manager Dale Harrex

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DGH Marks an Impressive Milestone: 18 Years of Business Excellence

Over the years, DGH has steadily climbed the ladder of success, establishing itself as a reliable and trusted name in the industry. With a customer-centric approach, the company has garnered a loyal clientele who has been an integral part of its success.

"We are thrilled to reach this significant milestone," Dave Hackett, DGH’s General Manager. "Our success can be attributed to our relentless commitment to delivering exceptional solutions and services to our clients."

DGH takes immense pride in its team, the backbone of its accomplishments. Comprising dedicated professionals with a passion for excellence, they have played a pivotal role in steering the company towards continued success.

Acknowledging the integral role of their valued clients, DGH extends its heartfelt appreciation for the trust and support they have bestowed upon the company throughout its journey. The enduring partnerships have been the driving force behind DGH's growth, encouraging it to push the boundaries of innovation.

As DGH commemorates this remarkable occasion, they remain steadfast in their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and delivering unparalleled value to their clients.

As they stand at the threshold of the future, DGH is eager to embrace new opportunities and explore uncharted territories. With an eye on emerging trends, the company is poised to adapt and thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Here's to 18 years of excellence for DGH, and here's to many more years of success and accomplishments! The future looks bright as DGH continues its journey towards new heights.

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"We are thrilled to reach this significant milestone," Dave Hackett, DGH’s General Manager. "Our success can be attributed to our relentless commitment to delivering exceptional solutions and services to our clients."

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DGH Shimmer Sponsor: 2023 RMHC North Australia Charity Gala

We are thrilled to share an exhilarating recap of our experience as a sponsor at the Land Rover RMHC North Australia Townsville Charity Gala 2023. This extraordinary event, held on Saturday 3rd of June, was a spectacular affair that united compassionate individuals, esteemed community leaders, and generous locals in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) North Australia.

The gala unfolded at Townsville Entertainment Centre, radiating an air of glamour and elegance on the night. The venue underwent a remarkable transformation, captivating attendees with its enchanting décor, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening.

However, the true essence of the gala lay in its unwavering dedication to supporting RMHC North Australia. The event provided a platform for attendees to make a meaningful impact on the lives of families in need. 

Through spirited auctions, raffles, and fundraising activities, generous contributions poured in, empowering RMHC North Australia to continue its mission of providing vital support to families with seriously ill or injured children.

As proud Shimmer sponsors, we extend our gratitude to everyone involved in making the Land Rover RMHC North Australia Townsville Charity Gala 2023 an overwhelming success. 

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DGH was delighted to be a Shimmer Sponsor of the Land Rover RMHC North Australia Charity Gala

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DGH Platinum Sponsor: 2023 Mayor’s Charity Ball Resounding Success!

The 2023 Mayor's Charity Ball, held recently in our vibrant community, exceeded all expectations as it raised an astounding amount of over $90,000 for two remarkable local charities. This milestone achievement is a testament to the generosity and compassion of our community members, as well as their unwavering commitment to making a positive impact.

With this year's funds carefully allocated, both the Australian Street Aid Project and Ronald McDonald House Charities Mackay Family Room will receive an equal share of $45,529.01. The announcement and official presentation of the funds took place during a council morning tea on May 30, where representatives from the two charities were warmly acknowledged and thanked.

The Australian Street Aid Project, dedicated to supporting individuals experiencing homelessness in the Mackay region, will utilise their share of the funds to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Meanwhile, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) plans to allocate the funds towards the operational costs of the RMHC Family Room in Mackay, providing a sanctuary for families with children facing medical challenges.

During the morning tea event, DGH was presented with a certificate of appreciation for being a Platinum Sponsor of the event.

The Mayor's Charity Ball, previously organized by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Mackay, had an illustrious history of raising approximately $600,000 over 15 years. In a seamless transition, the responsibility of organizing this grand event was transferred to the council, the MECC (Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre), and a dedicated community committee. Since assuming this role, they have continued the legacy of giving back, raising an impressive $410,000 to date.

The success of the 2023 Mayor's Charity Ball goes beyond the impressive financial figures. It embodies the spirit of our community, showcasing the profound impact we can have when we come together for a noble cause. With over $1 million donated to local charities through this event, DGH is proud to support the collective efforts which have transformed countless lives and brought hope to those who need it most.

As we celebrate this incredible achievement, we would like to thank everyone who supported the 2023 Mayor's Charity Ball. Your generosity has truly made a difference in our community, inspiring us all to continue working towards a brighter and more compassionate future. 

DGH was delighted to be a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the prestigious Mackay Mayor's Charity Ball at the MECC

Leading the Way: DGH Unveils its Sustainability Policy for a Greener Future

At DGH, we recognize the potential impacts of our operations and supply chains on both people and the environment. With a firm dedication to sustainability, we are taking decisive actions to ensure a greener future.

Through our new policy, we are proud to announce our commitments:

  • Commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and striving for Net Zero emissions.

  • Commitment to complying with all applicable laws in every facet of our operations.

  • Commitment to upholding human rights, being an equal opportunity employer, and adhering to fair labour practices.

  • Commitment to minimizing our environmental impact and maximizing resource efficiency.

  • Commitment to fostering responsible environmental behaviour among our staff at all organizational levels.

  • Commitment to implementing robust processes and systems for measuring, monitoring, and improving our environmental performance.

  • Commitment to enhancing communication and raising awareness about our sustainability initiatives.

To achieve our sustainability objectives, we will:

  • Minimize our environmental impact through responsible practices and offsetting where necessary.

  • Work diligently to conserve energy, water, and resources across all our operations.

  • Thoughtfully manage waste, following the hierarchy of 'Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.'

  • Make environmentally friendly product and service choices to reduce our ecological footprint.

  • Collaborate closely with our supply chain partners to incorporate mutually beneficial environmentally sustainable goals.

  • Demonstrate environmental responsibility as a business within our community.

  • Promote environmental awareness throughout all facets of our company's operations.

  • Cultivate a culture of sustainability, where responsibility is clearly assigned and deeply understood.

  • Integrate sustainability into our existing business model through thorough auditing and reporting.

  • Strive to raise community awareness, encourage active participation, and provide environmental training to our employees.

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New Caledonian Delegates to Foster Trade Relationships With Mackay

New Caledonian Delegates To Foster Trade Relationships With Mackay

Engineering a brighter future for suppliers to the resources industry, six prominent delegates from New Caledonia are set to visit Mackay on March 6th, to explore new trade opportunities with local businesses.

Arranged by local engineering firm DGH, the delegates also hope to meet with local training and higher educational facilities, presenting an exciting opportunity for the region to diversify beyond coal and mining.

Dave Chernekoff, from DGH, travelled to New Caledonia with the goal of establishing new trade opportunities. During his visit, he discovered the opportunity to showcase the region's highly specialised services and facilities.

The delegates from New Caledonia are, Jean-Patrick Lerandy - President of AMD, Didier Coulon - VP of AMD and consultant, Sylvie d’USSEL – Manager of AMD, Geneviève Sutter, Cyrille Berhault and Soane Akilitoa.

All are keen to meet with Central Queensland University (CQU) and Resource Industry Network (RIN) to discuss training and higher education opportunities.

Jean-Patrick Lerandy is an influential figure in the maintenance/construction industry and recently introduced a mine "passport" providing access to all mines. Didier Coulon has a diverse background as an electrical engineer and worked for Nestle.

The delegates are interested in visiting various workshops and businesses that are relevant to the local mining, maintenance, and manufacturing industries. They believe that Mackay leads Australia in specialist services and industries that they see as beneficial.

Dave Chernekoff said the motivation behind the exchange is to leave the Mackay region in good shape for the next generation.

“It’s important for businesses to look outside of the coal industry to find other opportunities for the future,” he said.

“It’s about future proofing our region and looking for avenues for diversification.”

The European supply chain has become slower and less reliable, making it necessary for New Caledonia to establish "pragmatic relationships" with the region's suppliers and service providers. This visit presents a unique opportunity for businesses and training/higher educational facilities in the Mackay and Townsville regions to establish a trade relationship with New Caledonia and showcase their specialized services and facilities.

The itinerary for the visit is currently being formulated and will include a luncheon at the Shamrock Hotel from midday until 2 pm on March 6th. The visit promises to be an exciting opportunity for the region to showcase its specialised services and facilities and establish a lasting trade relationship with New Caledonia. For more information, contact Dave Chernekoff, 0427 916 770 or email [email protected].

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Dave Chernekoff from DGH initiated talks during his visit in New Caledonia, impressing parties by showcasing DGH’s highly specialised services and facilities. Dave further elaborated:
"It's about future proofing our region and looking for avenues for diversification."

JASANZ 3rd Party Certification Successfully Renewed

Another Successful Audit

DGH Proudly Maintains JASANZ 3rd Party Certification

DGH is pleased to announce the successful maintenance of their JASANZ 3rd Party certification with QSERC in four key standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard

  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems Standard

  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Systems Standard

  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Systems Standard

The team at DGH has passed their surveillance audit with no non-conformances, demonstrating their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality, environmental management, and occupational health and safety.

The management system at DGH fully meets the requirements of the standards listed above, and the team has consistently performed well in these areas. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team at DGH in utilizing the key elements of the standards, including leadership, planning, support, operations, performance evaluation, and improvement.

At DGH, the team is dedicated to ensuring that their management system remains effective and continues to meet the requirements of the standards and the needs of their valued clients. The successful maintenance of their JASANZ 3rd Party certification demonstrates their unwavering commitment to excellence and their ongoing efforts to improve their management systems.

By maintaining these standards, DGH can provide their clients with superior products and services that meet the highest standards of quality, environmental responsibility, and occupational health and safety. This achievement is a significant milestone for DGH and reinforces their position as a leading engineering firm.



Welding Professional

Another Successful Audit!

A Successful Surveillance Audit of AS/NZS ISO 3834 Certification for DGH

DGH has recently achieved success in their Surveillance Audit of the AS/NZS ISO 3834 Certification. The audit was conducted by Ross O'Bryan, a Welding Engineer and Technology Trainer for Weld Australia. This certification certifies the quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials under AS/NZS 3834 Part 2.

As an early adopter of this certification, DGH has been certified since 2014. Their success in the Surveillance Audit is a testament to their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality in their welding processes.

This achievement has been recognized by Weld Connect, an industry magazine that included an article on the topic in their July 2021 issue. The article highlights DGH's commitment to quality and their dedication to meeting industry standards.

DGH's success in the Surveillance Audit of their AS/NZS ISO 3834 Certification is a reflection of their commitment to excellence in welding. By ensuring that their welding processes meet the highest standards of quality, DGH is able to deliver superior products and services to their clients.

In conclusion, DGH's success in the Surveillance Audit of their AS/NZS ISO 3834 Certification is a significant achievement for the company. Their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality in their welding processes is commendable and reflects their dedication to providing superior products and services to their clients.

EZ-AS – DGH’S Preventative Maintenance Software

EZ-AS - DGH'S Preventative Maintenance Software

DGH have recently developed an app to streamline, ensure consistency, ensure accuracy and monitor Quality Assurance activities across the business.

The app digitises our current forms and adds additional functionality to complement our current forms by mandating that the information captured is captured on the job, with the completed form distributed to the appropriate parties. The app has the ability to add additional content to the forms, not possible with pen and paper options. These include GPS location, photos, signatures, sketches to name a few.

The app is currently in use in our workshops and on our Regional Council Maintenance Contracts.

DGH has earned a solid reputation for onsite preventative & scheduled maintenance, equipment upgrades, and project works.

DGH have recently completed maintenance plans for all treatment plants for a local council. From those plans, we have developed and implemented a preventative maintenance software system, the EZ-AS. The EZ-AS is specifically designed for your requirements.


EZ-AS, is a Preventative Maintenance Software System that has been designed to simplify and streamline the maintenance operations process.

This system will help you with the following:

  •  Asset Tracking
  • Budgeting
  • Compliance
  • Create and Manage Work Orders
  • Inventory Control
  • Manage all Equipment Data
  • Preventative Maintenance Plans
  • Purchasing – Purchase Orders
  • Record Keeping
  • Workflows

Benefits of using EZ-AS Preventative Maintenance Software:

As plants have maintenance personnel doing multiple tasks and several responsibilities. Relying on memory, rough notes and spreadsheets can make their job even harder. And the seemingly not so important preventative Maintenance checks can slip through the cracks, and could cause costly downtime.

No facility can afford downtime. EZ-AS will help keep your asset operating at peak efficiency. Maintenance personnel’s time is not best spent on activities that can be automated.

The benefits of using the EZ-AS include, but not limited to:

  • App configured to the Client requirements
  • Analysis of real maintenance costs
  • Elimination of paperwork
  • Enhanced availability
  • Increased safety and efficiency
  • Management of parts and materials
  • Planned maintenance schedules
  • Reduced equipment downtime
  • Reduced repair and maintenance costs
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Standardised preventative maintenance inspections

Even with this short list of benefits, maintenance personnel will quickly see how much of a positive impact EZ-AS could have on their maintenance checks.

With the addition of this app, it further reinforces DGH’s commitment to being a leader in the asset maintenance, engineering and fabrication spaces.