Newsletter Articles

Congratulations Sutton Tools!

The Health and Safety Committee of Thomastown-based company, Sutton Tools, was a finalist in the prestigious WorkSafe Victoria Awards 2009.

ACCC Endorses Bricklayer Training and Employment Program

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given authorisation for the Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation (ABBTF) to continue their programs to address the skill shortage in bricklaying.

Driving sustainable building in residential sector

The BCA (Building Code of Australia) 2010 proposed guidelines of a minimum six-star energy rating for residential buildings across Australia, is a progressive move in response to the global concern about greenhouse gas emissions and negative impacts on the environment.

Could Zero Harm be killing our people?

“Could Zero Harm be killing our people?” Yes, says veteran OHS expert Phillip Byard during his address to the recent Safety Conference. Mr Byard, an InterSafe Group consultant, says Zero Harm distracts employers from the most important safety issues.

Magazine Articles

Australia Made

What does it mean to be an Australian Made manufacturer? It seems to me that the media has been banging on about the ‘death of Aussie manufacturing’ for years. Apparently, ‘everyone’ is taking their manufacturing plants to China or India.

The Upside of a Downturn

Why the global financial crisis might present opportunities for the Australian security industry…extracts from Bernard Shaw’s keynote address to delegates at the recent Security Conference in Sydney.