Suicide a Top Concern among Construction Workers

Suicide a Top Concern among Construction Workers Construction workers face a lot of stress in the workplace. As a result, dozens of workers die or suffer serious injury each year because of suicide attempts. In Queensland alone, more than 40 construction workers died because of suicide, and more than 100 people suffer permanent disability due…

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Register of Contractors for Cyclone Debbie

Register of Contractors for Cyclone Debbie With Cyclone Debbie on top of us, the QBCC is busy establishing a register of contractors. If you are are able to assist with recover work once Cyclone Debbie has passed then you need to make your intention on the list. This list will be available to home owners…

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External Balconies must be waterproofed

External Balconies must be Waterproofed There is a rising number of complaints regarding the work on balconies in the Victoria area. The Victorian Building Authority regulates building throughout the state and has announced that there has been poor waterproofing on balconies that have led to damage to homes. As the weather in Victoria turns wet,…

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Gold Coast 2020

Gold Coast 2020 A look to the future and what the Gold Coast will look like in 2020 As investment floods into the area, the Gold Coast will look very different to what it does today by the year 2020. There are seven new towers planned with more than 6,000 units and plans for a…

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Unlicensed Building Work

Unlicensed Building Work Consumers urged to only contract with licensed individuals or companies There is a great deal of concern from the regulator of the building industry about using unlicensed builders. The public have been warned about this in the wake of a finer of more than $40,000 for 4 companies. They were found to…

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Fair trading cracks down on unlicensed builder

Fair trading cracks down on unlicensed builder   There has been a recent prosecution of a carpenter in Epping due to the fact he was unlicensed and carrying out work. The carpenter was prosecuted after NSW Fair Trading discovered him acticely undertaking carpentry work without being licensed. In July 2016, Byung-Joong Cha (who is also…

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GIMBAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

GIMBAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Gimbal Business’s Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for ambitious, career focussed people to attain a nationally recognised qualification that they might not otherwise be able to afford.  There are no strings to this and you will not incur a debt that has to be repaid. Our only proviso is that you…

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12 Tips for Group Trainers

12 Tips for Group Trainers       Below are 12 tips we find most effective when delivering group training:       Prepare in advance Remember the 6 P’s: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance   Define the purpose of the session, what will be achieved, and what’s in it for them Participants need 3…

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Toughen Up!

Toughen Up! Check out Margaret Heffernen’s fabulous speech titled ‘Dare to Disagree’ http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree?language=en# How many of you have issues at work that you are afraid to raise?  How many of you fear conflict?  Have you asked yourself why?  Whatever excuse you come up with, the true reason is probably because you lack the confidence to…

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Strategic Planning Workshop

Strategic Planning Workshop With the recent amalgamation of our three registered training organisations – the Institute of Business Excellence, Engineering Training Australia and Australian Construction Training Services –  the GIMBAL GROUP held its inaugural Strategic Planning Workshop this week with Managers attending from around the country. This 3 day meet was exciting as we considered…

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