CABA and Quickfill Stations Servicing Experts

Celebrating 40 years of keeping Australian miners safe and helping mines with their WHS compliance

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Crane Industry

Construction

Construction

Councils

Chemical Industry

Power Stations

Cotton Industry

Abattoirs

Aerospace

Defence Aviation

Commercial Aviation

Safety Training

Inspection & Service

Equipment Sales & Hire

Standby and Rescue Personnel for Confined Space Safety

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A Culture of Safety & Risk Management

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Our ideal clients are:

We Provide

Mining

Oil & Gas

Energy Industry

Crane Industry

Construction

Councils

Chemical Industry

Power Stations

Cotton Industry

Abattoirs

Aerospace

Defence Aviation

Commercial Aviation

Safety Training

Inspection & Service

Equipment Sales & Hire

Standby and Rescue Personnel for Confined Space Safety

Safety Consulting

A Culture of Safety & Risk Management

ZOKAL refurbishes quickfill stations for several underground coal mines in NSW

Our refurbishment process ensures an as-new quickfill station is returned to site ready for operation.

Before Refurbishing

After Refurbishing

A quickfill station that has just arrived from the mine, ready for refurbishing.

A quickfill station that after refurbishing with a 10-year Warranty.

Zokal refurbishment and service regime consists of:

Hydrostatic testing of high-pressure air storage cylinders

High-frequency ultrasonic cleaning of all components prior to service

Following cleaning, servicing and new parts replacement for all components including cylinder valves, sequential valves, pressure regulator, poppet check valves, non-return valves, quickfill valves, particulate filters, control valve, pressure gauges, refill hoses & fittings.

If required crack repairs, blast and painting of quickfill station and storage cylinders.

Tubing repairs or modification.

Pressure testing of all components and complete system to 350 bar

Air analysis and supporting documentation

The CABA Quickfill Station is returned to the site as new and ready for another ten years of trouble-free operation (OUR GUARANTEE).

CABA Cleaning & Decontamination

For years, mining safety and improvement of the miner escape system include:-

Cryovacing (vacuum sealing) of the CABA suit to protect and maintain the hygiene of the CABA suit underground to keep it in pristine condition for use in an emergency.

Working with Australian Standards to extend the Hydro testing of the G size cylinder from 5 years to 10 years.

Before Cleaning

After Cleaning & Decontamination

CABA masks and equipment contaminated with mould and fungi, unsafe for miners to use

CABA masks completely cleaned and decontaminated, pressure sealed to prevent recontamination prior to use.

Zokal is the undisputed leader in Inspection and Servicing of Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (CABA suit) used in mining.

We developed a cleaning, decontamination and service process for a CABA suit because of mining industry concern for Work, Health and Safety issues relating to people putting on and breathing from contaminated CABA Suits.

To facilitate this, we purpose built 400 sq. metre CABA service facility, incorporating two service laboratories, self-draining cleaning and sanitising areas, high-pressure cylinder hydrostatic test station and cylinder recharging area.

Fungi and mould contamination is a potential problem with CABA equipment.

This contamination could result in long term health problems for miners who breathe from contaminated breathing apparatus increasing the exposure to a miner’s respiratory areas. For this reason, Zokal researched the most effective substance for killing mould without corroding the surface of the equipment. Once we had found the right agent, we then incorporated that into our system. Once we have the equipment free from any contaminants, the final step is to seal it in a vacuum bag of such a material to disallow ingress of gas or fungi spores to maintain the hygienic integrity of the breathing apparatus.

Our mining clients who have had their equipment serviced this way for years believe that the process is definitely industry best practice and they cannot fault the results. Their employees are guaranteed clean, decontaminated CABA Suits when removed from their vacuum sealed bag.

Mining clients save money and time through discontinuing monthly pressure checks of CABA suits,

The integrity of the CABA can be assessed at a glance by the degree of vacuum that the bag displays, so monthly checks are no longer necessary.

Why has Zokal been successful with this process while other companies have failed? It’s because of our strict adherence to our systems, so our results are consistent. Zokal is ISO- 9001, 14001 and 18001 and certified, which means our processes are audited annually. You’ll probably find that our competitors have not bothered to go to these lengths to ensure quality.

Compliance to manufacturers specifications

PosiChek computerised testing and the resulting reports ensure compliance of the CABA Suits to the manufacturer’s specifications and when added to the Zokal generated equipment register meet all statutory requirements.

Zokal is Australia’s Highest Rated Safety Services Provider

Shane is an awesome trainer, always a good time. I don’t think I wanted to fall asleep once. Good equipment and facility. This is the second time we have trained at zocal and it is one of the better facilities to train at.
Great training. Simulated trailer good for training. All equipment used in great condition all new and easy to use. Trainer made all information relevant to training .
Cleanliness and hygiene top notch throughout pandemic. All equipment used cleaned after each use and no shared equipment. Top notch training
Great day. Easy to understand and participate in. Got my harness, lanyard and rope all serviced which was good and provided lunch. Would recommend to others seeking safety equipment or training
Great experience and training was adequate to all my needs and safety requirements.The trainer Shane Marsh was exceptional knowledgeable.
Having never taken a heights safety course before, found that the highly knowledgeable instructor and excellent facilities for practical exercises gave me a proper understanding of the applicable regulations, and gave me a good idea of the sort of setup that I will need to implement at my job site.
As a rescue paramedic looking for further training to keep me safe at work, and increase my knowledge I came to do this course before a ropes access course. Shane was a great trainer. Years of experience and knowledge. Great day in. Lunch was good. Training and practical scenarios were great. Facilities very clean with new gear and equipment. Highly recommend it. I’ll be back for more training.
Shane was a legend, training was awesome and enjoyed the day. We even found areas where we needed to update our equipment to ensure a safer site.
Very comprehensive training, modern facilty with current equipment and realistic scenario training.Shane presented the course with engagement from the whole class. Lunch provided was great. These guys don’t cut corners or skimp on spending where it’s needed.Thanks to the Zokal team!
Zokal provided a range of training courses at our company this week. The course was well presented, equipment was kept clean and was suitable to meet our training expectations.

On Site Safety Training on your Premises

Save time and money – We’ll bring Confined space and height safety training to your location with our purpose built on site safety training trailer.

By bringing the training to your location you no longer have to scale down operations while key staff travel to another location to train. It also gives you more flexibility with your scheduling.

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With over 40 years experience with work health and safety, Zokal can help with all your WHS compliance issues.

Work health and safety compliance is critical if you manage or supervise staff in potentially dangerous situations, so you’ve come to the right place. We can help free you from all your work health and safety problems– so you can get on with doing what you do best, knowing your workplace is safe and fully WHS compliant.

With the ever increasing compliance workload and the stress of knowing that you could be personally liable if anything goes wrong, it’s reassuring to have Zokal on your team!

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Australia’s Highest Rated Safety Services Provider

Excellent course conducted by Shane Marsh, the highest standards of Social distancing and hygiene were observed. Extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Very clean and hygienic course. Plenty of space to keep your distance while carrying out course. Course was very informative and trainer was excellent.
Effective training across a variety of different areas required for site work given by competent trainers. Hands-on training included as part of all course work and detailed feedback received.
Zokal provided a range of training courses at our company this week. The course was well presented, equipment was kept clean and was suitable to meet our training expectations.
Unreal course very informative and the knowledge handed to us was unreal.great great course I highly recommend
I recently re-certified in Safe work at heights/Tower Rescue. Shane is an excellent trainer/presenter, nothing slips past his keen eye. Excellent training in a relaxed controlled environment. . I thoroughly recommend Shane and Zokal as a training partner...
Having never taken a heights safety course before, found that the highly knowledgeable instructor and excellent facilities for practical exercises gave me a proper understanding of the applicable regulations, and gave me a good idea of the sort of setup that I will need to implement at my job site.
As a rescue paramedic looking for further training to keep me safe at work, and increase my knowledge I came to do this course before a ropes access course. Shane was a great trainer. Years of experience and knowledge. Great day in. Lunch was good. Training and practical scenarios were great. Facilities very clean with new gear and equipment. Highly recommend it. I’ll be back for more training.
Excellent providers Ron and Daryl, after 13 years of doing this course, I must say I took the most away from this one. Thanks I feel safer at work having learnt from this course.
Just finished the Breathing Apparatus Course with Zokal. Shane the head trainer there is very knowledgeable and an excellent trainer. I'm now confident in the event of an emergency...
Shane is a very experienced trainer who delivered information clearly. Did the Breathing Apparatus course with Zokal and would recommend
I enjoyed the confined space training. Informative and made interesting by Daryl. Lunch was great too.
Great training, and went through the course content detailed enough but also quickly
Have done all my training here for the last two years. They do a great job at what they do so I will be going back . Thanks team.P.s lunch is good to
Great experience and training was adequate to all my needs and safety requirements.The trainer Shane Marsh was exceptional knowledgeable.
I have just finished a 3 day course, I found the instructor Daryl very very good. I am over 50 and i was worried about going into class (It has been some time since the last time) Daryl took the time I needed and answered all my questions and shared his real life experiences and knowledge. I work for a major aviation companies, they trust Zokal with our training and i believe it is justified. I recommend taking all your training to them.
Very practical delivery by experienced trainer Shane Marsh. Focussed on relevant material & content having immense knowledge...awesome trainer!
Great course.. learnt lots. Shane went through everything. Lunch was chose off the menu, great way of catering.
Very comprehensive training, modern facilty with current equipment and realistic scenario training.Shane presented the course with engagement from the whole class. Lunch provided was great. These guys don’t cut corners or skimp on spending where it’s needed.Thanks to the Zokal team!
Well run training courses! Shane’s knowledge is very thorough and very relatable ??
Zokal is an excellent training facility. Have done many courses over the years and it's always relevant and up to date. Just finished LVR and CPR course and again a good experience. Shane our training instructor always makes it interesting and enjoyable. Highly recommend.
Just finished LVR and CPR, Shane is an excellent trainer. Knows his stuff, explains everything catering for all levels of skill and knowledge in the group. Awesome again
Just finished LVR and CPR, Shane is an excellent trainer. Knows his stuff, explains everything catering for all levels of skill and knowledge in the group. Awesome again
Shane is an awesome trainer, always a good time. I don’t think I wanted to fall asleep once. Good equipment and facility. This is the second time we have trained at zocal and it is one of the better facilities to train at.
Great training. Simulated trailer good for training. All equipment used in great condition all new and easy to use. Trainer made all information relevant to training .

Testimonials from Happy Clients

A wealth of training knowledge and experience

“Zokal Safety Services has provided our training requirements for confined space, working at heights, fire fighting, sharps and hazardous chemicals for at least fifteen years.

Ann Blunt

Work Health and Safety Coordinator, Glen Innes Severn Counsil

Reliability and quality of their work over 33 years is faultless

“Zokal Safety Services have been a permanent service provider with Tomago Aluminium since 1983. Zokal have been on site every week for the past 33 years providing a reliable and quality service in maintaining our life support equipment…”

Paul Philips

Safety Services Officer, Tomago Aluminium

The high standards keep us coming back

“I am writing to you today to express my sincere gratitude to you and your team at Zokal Safety Services for the work you have done for Incitec Pivot Limited, BigN business unit during the past five years.”

Andrew Robertson

BigN Fleet Manager, Incitec Pivot Limited

Having this level of service made my job easier

“We have used Zokal Safety services to complete all the major services on our CABA suits used underground as part of our Escape system. This has included:”

Greg Dobbins

Emergency Services Officer, Dendrobium Coal Pty Ltd, A member of the BHP Billiton Group

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