extensive industry experience with a reputation for reliable service

AGIS are a company with extensive industry experience with a reputation for reliable service. We service minor and major projects in the areas of Abrasive Blasting, Protective Coatings, Scaffold and Rigging, Industrial Wear Packages, High Pressure Water Blasting and more.

We service a wide range of industries around the Mackay and the Bowen Basin areas including Residential, Commercial, Mining, On and Off-Shore Environments, Heavy Industry and Port projects. We have also serviced these industries during major shutdown periods.

At AGIS, we pride ourselves on the internal development of detailed tangible scaffolding plans using Layher’s Layplan CAD system. This approach ensures critical details are captured for the build team whilst allowing the client to understand the end product and access provided, including the ability to provide 3D /Virtual Reality tours of the designs.

Benefits AGIS can provide

Reduction in offline periods for plant and equipment: Through advanced access solutions Reduction in equipment hire: “Out of the Box” access solutions can provide vastly reduced equipment hire costs.
With continuous innovation, AGIS are committed to providing the best solutions to its customers and moving with industry, through technology and employee development, partnering with industry leading suppliers and our clients on many sites to bring new products and advanced tools to the industry.

Our Vision

The groups vision is to deliver services that support the day-to-day operations of their facilities, with innovations and cost saving initiatives to ensure that the relationship between AGIS and its clients is focused on safety, profitability and quality as a joint venture.

Our Management Team

Jon Byrnes
Managing Director

Jon has 26 years of industry experience, both working and managing work crews including: mines, ports, civil and structural construction, mills, power generation, commercial and domestic.

He has been in management roles for several businesses since 1995 and has been an owner director since 2003 of businesses that have reached labour pools of 200+ personnel with annual turnovers of $43m.

Jon holds a vast amount of knowledge of the high risk industry, with a focus on providing safe and quality outcomes for his clients.

Russel Counsell
General Manager Operations

Russel brings 13 years industry experience across the mining, ports, construction and commercial scaffolding industries. The majority of his time has been based at Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal as the Operations Manager for AGIS’ scaffold access contract since 2014.

As a site manager, Russel’s role consists of providing access solutions for complex requirements and minimising client infrastructure downtime through challenging the norm, through providing access in situ whilst the plant remains in service or pre-building sections to reduce outage requirements.

Russel holds a bachelor of business, a diploma of project management along with a Cert IV in frontline leadership.

Russel has recently taken on the role of General Manager Operations for AGIS.

James Casswell
Operations Manager

James has 25 years industry experience across mines, ports, construction, mills and commercial projects.

James has management and supervision experience covering long term contracts, shutdown and project works providing rigging, crane operation, access and protective coatings services with team of 70+ personnel.

James has a vast knowledge of Layher scaffolding and has completed several training programs within Germany and Australia around the use of this advanced scaffolding system.

Andrejs Vanags
Commercial, Compliance and
SHEQ Manager

Andrejs has 18 years of Industry Experience, including: mines, ports, civil and structural construction, mills, power generation, commercial and domestic projects, waste processing and landfill operations.

WHS, commercial and administrational management through various businesses and industries in the past 18 years as well as well as owner director of a mining service company within Mackay.

Andrejs has developed and implemented safety, quality and system management into various businesses over the past 12 years.

Melissa Counsell
Financial Controller

Melissa has 16 years of industry experience in administrational support to businesses within the mining, ports, commercial and domestic construction industries.

Starting in administrational support roles, including accounts payable and receivable, then progressing to payroll, contractual compliance and financial control of businesses with annual revenue in excess of $50m.