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Bricklayer’s Glossary of Terms

September 15, 2016 0 Comments
Bricklayer’s Glossary of Terms

Here’s a basic glossary of terms used by Bricklayers. As a Builder you will find that being familiar with this jargon can make life easier when being involved with brickwork. We’ve used the word ‘brick’ to describe the different terms. In reality it could be stones that you – or the workers on your site […]

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Go for Quality Rather Than Cheap Asbestos Filled Building Supplies

August 18, 2016 0 Comments
Go for Quality Rather Than Cheap Asbestos Filled Building Supplies

You may recall last year we published an article: Asbestos Filled Building Products Still Being Imported into Australia from China This article outlined the dangers of this hazardous substance. The importation of and use of materials containing asbestos breaches Australian Standards, and therefore it is vital that you do your homework on who you get […]

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What Every Builder Should Know About Contract Works Insurance

August 4, 2016 0 Comments
What Every Builder Should Know About Contract Works Insurance

Upgrading your qualifications to become a builder is a fantastic achievement and means you can now delve into those larger projects you may have been wanting to manage. It’s important to know that with your new qualification comes new responsibilities and this can raise some questions, particularly with regards to insurances. Below are some commonly […]

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Tradies National Health Month 2016

August 3, 2016 0 Comments
Tradies National Health Month 2016

It’s August and time for Tradies National Health Month. The National Health Month was put together to target Australian Tradies with a focus on improving their health, safety and wellbeing. Due to labour intensive manual handling and repetitive physical work, the top health issues for tradies include: back injuries neck injuries According to Safe Work […]

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Safe Work Method Statements for High Risk Construction Work

July 20, 2016 0 Comments
Safe Work Method Statements for High Risk Construction Work

Here’s the ‘what, when, where, why, how and who’ of Safe Work Method Statements for high risk construction work. What is a Safe Work Method Statement? A Safe Work Method Statement (aka an SWMS) is a document that needs be prepared for high risk construction work prior to commencement of work. The document informs the […]

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Boosting Morale Amongst Construction Workers

June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Boosting Morale Amongst Construction Workers

As construction projects are most often set to strict time frames, morale and the emotional welfare of construction workers can sometimes be overlooked. The truth is low morale can actually lead to poor performance, lack of attention to quality, reduced communication and possible increased risk of health and safety incidents. In a nutshell, it can […]

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What You Should Include in Your WHS Management Plan

June 9, 2016 0 Comments
What You Should Include in Your WHS Management Plan

Obviously the level of detail covered within the WHS Management Plan for your building project depends on how complex your workplace is, the number of contractors involved, the type of work involved, the materials used and stored, and the risks involved in the work. Examples of information that you should include in your WHS Management […]

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Why Risk Management is Vital to Your Construction Business

May 24, 2016 0 Comments
Why Risk Management is Vital to Your Construction Business

Risk Management has been a common theme throughout the last few articles, and here’s the answer as to why it plays a major role in your construction business. Risk Management is your path to ensuring your construction business is compliant. It is also a way of covering yourself if something untoward did happen during production. […]

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Handy Risk Control Checklist

May 2, 2016 0 Comments
Handy Risk Control Checklist

Back in March you may have read the article “Identifying Workplace Hazards in the WHS Risk Management Process“. Risk Management is a huge – and vital – topic, so sometimes business owners and supervisors on a building worksite can feel a little overwhelmed when dealing with the subject. For this reason we’ve put together a […]

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Changes to QBCC Regulations

April 18, 2016 0 Comments
Changes to QBCC Regulations

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has made some changes to their regulations, effective from the 1st of April 2016. These changes include: The 2 year experience requirement for all trade contractor licence classes (except fire, building design and hydraulic design classes) has been removed. Builder Licence applicants will still be subject to experience […]

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