Emergency Response

We can help you in emergency and crisis management, setting new benchmarks for responsiveness and efficiency.

Our extensive emergency response capability spans from derailment clean-ups and recovery, through to hazardous spills, fuel and roof leaks, fire, storm and water damage, asbestos removal and risk management.

Our Capability

Our multi-disciplinary team includes highly skilled in-house trades, asbestos technicians, operators and labourers. We deliver the complete solution for our clients with 24 hour response to emergency call-outs across a diverse range of specialised services.

Our immediate response ensures we arrive on-site as soon as possible to assess the damage and tackle the tasks at hand.

We are able to provide rapid deployment of specialised plant and equipment ranging from excavators and earthmoving equipment, to crane and rigging, purpose built containerised spill contaminant modules, generators and lighting towers.

Our core team in Adelaide can mobilise personnel and equipment to any location in Australia, which is further supported by our offices and resources in Regional South Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Our Capability

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Our projects

Fire Damage Demolition – QLD

After the worst house fire in Queensland’s history claiming 11 lives, McMahon Services arrived on site and was fully operational three days later. The team erected 200um plastic lined scaffolding to three sides of the dilapidated house with a walkway at six metres, from which continuous dust suppression measures were applied. The house was then deconstructed with a 22 tonne excavator in just under two hours, and was then systematically loaded into lined trucks that had to pass over a purpose built decontamination unit to exit the site. The team worked professionally and efficiently despite the ever-present media and general public.

Damage to Major Gas Main – SA

Immediate support was required for a major gas main undermined by the natural force of water in Christies Creek. Urgent requirements included support to the main and removal of a concrete slab situated directly above the main without causing damage and increasing pressure, or compromising the heritage listed bridge structure upstream. Due to its emergency status an on-site meeting was promptly arranged and works began the following day.

Our projects

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Emergency response works at Christies Creek, SA

Train Derailment Clean-up – NT

McMahon Services received an urgent phone call on New Years’ Eve to rapidly assist with the derailment clean-up of a freight train 40km north of Katherine. Personnel and equipment were quickly mobilised and initial works began, including recovery of the derailed train, clean-up of a diesel spill that leaked from three locomotives and stockpile for disposal. Other tasks included the massive clean-up of debris and recovering containers up to 3km down the Edith River, wrapped around bridge pylons and the road bridge.

On-going Defence Facility Management – SA

For the past 15 years, McMahon Services has undertaken on-going facility management for defence sites across SA. The Defence Minor and Defence General works range from Routine through to Immediate (2 hour time frame) and Urgent (1 hour time frame). Core services include rapid response to general carpentry works, asbestos removal, roofing works and repairs including leaking gutters, fallen trees and subsequent damage, along with repairing and reinstating security fencing and general building.

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Edith River train derailment clean-up, NT

Require assistance with an emergency derailment clean-up, hazardous spill, fuel leak, roof leak, fire, storm damage or asbestos removal? Contact the McMahon Services team for their assistance.
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Country Target Emergency Clean Up
  • Asbestos Removal Services
  • Demolition & Decommissioning
  • Emergency Response
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Edith River Freight Train Derailment
  • Civil Construction
  • Demolition & Decommissioning
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