Perfect Hire completed yet another Tool training day for our newest team members. This tool training we have implemented into our recruitment and induction has led to a dramatic improvement in the quality of our labour we offer.
Perfect Hire recently completed a regular training session with some of our team members. We hold these Tool and Health & Safety training's every couple of weeks to ensure all our team members know proper operations of each tool they will be using and lean about the importance of using full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
Perfect Hire recently completed works at 46 Rose Street, Chippendale for EKOS. Perfect Hire provided 1.7t Yanmar Excavator and Operator to complete demolition and remediation works for this plumbing company which included digging trenches to lay piping, the removal of brick wall and rubble. We also supplied our Isuzu 67-190 Truck to remove all rubble and dirt from site and bring to tip. We completed 17 loads in our Isuzu MR Tipper Truck and the project was completed in four days.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Richard the other day, Richard has worked for Perfect for a little over 3 years and I got to ask him a few questions about what its like to work for Perfect. Can you give me a bit of background on what you were doing before you joined Perfect? “Well before I joined Perfect I don’t know, I was running amuck really and Perfect gave me a job when I was in dire need of one. So I started out just Labouring for them, and now I have finished carpentry in TAFE and I just have to get my Licence.”
Perfect Hire recently completed a regular training session with some of our team members. We hold these Tool and Health & Safety training's every couple of weeks to ensure all our team members know proper operations of each tool they will be using and lean about the importance of using full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). We go through the entire range of tools that our team members will be using on sites, from our biggest jackhammers, the Hilti TE3000 AVR right down the smallest in our range the Hilti TE60 ATC AVR. Also we cover use of our grinder range from the Makita 5” Grinder and to the Hilti 9” grinders, teaching our team members the essentials in proper usage. From changing blades to making sure they ware all appropriate PPE and ensure they take the correct stance to maximise their safety.
This new concrete, from Lafarge Tarmac, could potentially be a very useful tool in combating urban flash flooding from sudden, heavy storms—the type that are likely to become increasingly common because of climate change. This new product can potentially produce a solution to area's where flash flooding are common during heavy rain in parts of Sydney and New South Wales
Aside from absenteeism, job turnover, interpersonal job issues, poor job performance and lost productivity, alcohol and other drug use on construction sites can be particularly dangerous. When affected by alcohol and other drugs on site, one risks on-the-job injuries or death as a result of impaired coordination, judgement, and/or the ability to see and respond to hazards. Recent studies in Australia have shown that a surge in alcohol-related absenteeism alone is estimated to cost $1.2 billion, while use of alcohol in combination with other drugs accounts for about $5.2 billion in lost productivity, injuries, and even deaths. These figures are both shocking and frightening. One of the most alarming findings is that alcohol-related workplace accidents cause 5% of Australia's annual workplace deaths and over 11% of workplace-related injuries.
Around Australia, concern is growing about a long-term shortage of skilled construction tradespeople amid fears not enough apprentices are being trained to replace retiring workers and meet growth in demand for new labour. A quick look at the data seems to bear these fears out. Over the five years from December 2014 to November 2019, the Department of Employment expects the nation to need an extra 47,800 building tradespeople to take overall numbers from 365,900 to 413,600. Reliable data on the age profile of the sector’s workforce is difficult to come by, but ABS figures from 2010 indicated that roughly 14 per cent of all current tradespeople are aged 55 or over, which would indicate that roughly 51,000 of the 365,900 currently employed in construction trades would be aged over 55. Assuming between one-third and half of these retire over the next five years, the nation will need an extra 17,000.