Taking on an Apprentice? Consider this... 01 Dec 2014
Employing an apprentice today is probably quite different from when you were doing your trade. David Neyle explains what you must do to prepare your business for a 21st century trainee.
Hot Water Clinic: Overcoming Common Problems 30 Nov 2014
A big part of Jon Palfrey’s role as Rheem Australia’s Training Manager involves the training of plumbers and specifiers across the southern states of the country. This regular contact with the industry means that Jon is in a suitable position to explain some of the latest water heater technologies and key water heating issues facing plumbers on a daily basis. His first column sheds light on four key areas that he regularly fields questions about.
A Plumber learning new skills 11 Sep 2014
“Plumber”, Australia’s first hand transplant recipient, has found a new lease on life. Ian Kenins reports.
Training on the Go 08 Aug 2014
Gone are the days when utility companies employed and trained hundreds of apprentices and invested/supported training infrastructure.
Hand dryers - not just hot hair 18 Jul 2014
Hand dryers were previously the domain of the electrician, but Dyson has cleverly integrated a dryer into a tap fitting, meaning plumbers need to come to grips with the technology too. Callum Fitzpatrick reports.
Set out to be accurate 19 Feb 2014
Technology plays a vital role in bridging the gap between the office and the construction site and the MEP industry is seeing great benefits of moving towards BIM.
Building Australia’s future: The verdict 19 Feb 2014
The recent Building Australia’s Future conference once again had a successful turnout, with the inclusion of dedicated plumbing streams alongside the extensive building program well-received among attendees. Dimi Kyriakou gives an overview of the event.
Safety in the Palm of your Hand 19 Feb 2014
A Tassie plumber has developed a smartphone app that aims to make reporting health and safety issues a breeze. Callum Fitzpatrick reports.
South East Water works with industry to combat training gap 18 Feb 2014
South East Water, in partnership with the Chisholm Institute, are developing a comprehensive suite of training modules for the plumbing industry aimed at providing greater understanding and building skills around plumbing work that is done at the interface with water corporation assets.