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7 Tips for Success through Distance Education

September 3, 2015 0 Comments
7 Tips for Success through Distance Education

The reasons people choose Distance Education varies. Amongst the most popular reasons are that you currently work or study full time, have family and commitments that require the flexibility that Distance Learning offers, you live remotely and are unable to travel to a traditional class, or it could be that you wanted to take advantage […]

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Safety Tips for Working at Heights

August 26, 2015 0 Comments
Safety Tips for Working at Heights

Here are some useful safety tips to bear in mind when working at heights. When preparing to work at heights, consider measures to protect everyone at risk (collective protection), as well as the individual (personal protection). Don’t Work at Heights if Possible The best way to avoid the risk of working at heights is to […]

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Lessons in WHS from Joseph Strauss and the Golden Gate Bridge

August 24, 2015 1 Comment
Lessons in WHS from Joseph Strauss and the Golden Gate Bridge

Before Joseph Strauss built the Golden Gate Bridge, working as a bridge builder was a bit like traversing the Wild West. Pretty much anything could happen. Workers would be subjected to dangerous heights, wild weather and long hours – long before anyone had heard of WHS (Workplace Health and Safety). The consequences were, of course, […]

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How to Work with an Architect – a Builder’s Perspective

August 21, 2015 0 Comments
How to Work with an Architect – a Builder’s Perspective

Benefiting from a rigorous five-year course of university study, compulsory experience in the field and a stringent registration exam, contemporary Architects are extremely well-qualified. While many people believe Architects only design buildings, in reality they also have the knowledge and expertise to oversee all the stages of the construction work within a project. From a […]

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Asbestos Filled Building Products Still Being Imported into Australia from China

August 18, 2015 0 Comments
Asbestos Filled Building Products Still Being Imported into Australia from China

Asbestos is well-known as an extremely hazardous substance that has the potential to cause fatal lung diseases, including mesothelioma. Previously widely used in buildings, vehicles and household items due to its durability and versatility, thousands of Australians were exposed to dangerously high levels of asbestos, giving rise to serious illness in later years. In an […]

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Sustainable Construction – Water Efficiency

August 13, 2015 0 Comments
Sustainable Construction – Water Efficiency

With the ever increasing costs of constructing and maintaining a home or building, sustainability is the smart choice for future planners, builders, and property owners. Water is fast becoming an expensive and sought after resource, making water efficiency an important factor when considering sustainable construction. Bathrooms are one of the places water is used most. […]

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Safesite App from a Safety Inspector’s Perspective

August 12, 2015 0 Comments
Safesite App from a Safety Inspector’s Perspective

Here’s how the Safesite App would benefit a construction site from a Safety Inspector’s point of view. Whether the scenario be small or large scale construction sites, the Safesite App can be a lifesaver, literally! Safesite App helps workers record workplace hazards and incidents, attach photos, monitor those hazards and communicate their status to others […]

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Sustainable Construction – Sustainable Lighting

August 10, 2015 0 Comments
Sustainable Construction – Sustainable Lighting

Creating a sustainable home through environmentally friendly lighting is a combination of maximising natural sunlight, diffusing daylight, and placing electric lights in a conscious, lifestyle-oriented way. Light Design New properties and renovations should plan for use of natural light. Strategies that maximise naturally occurring daylight coupled with thoughtful placement of household electrical lighting can lead […]

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Why You Need a USI Number for Skills Training

August 7, 2015 0 Comments
Why You Need a USI Number for Skills Training

If you’ve looked at enrolling for skills training this year, you’ve probably read about the USI (Unique Student Identifier). Just a few years ago, the idea of an accessible, up-to-date government database of transferrable personal records was akin to science fiction, but now all students undergoing nationally accredited and recognised training are connected to this […]

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Non-compliant Building Materials Sneaking into Australia

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
Non-compliant Building Materials Sneaking into Australia

Following a series of tragic accidents, a growing number of industry insiders are speaking out about the large quantities of hazardous building materials which are being imported into the country, then distributed to unsuspecting tradesmen and home owners. A significant percentage of the building products sourced from overseas aren’t fit for purpose and yet still […]

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