June – August 2014

June – August 2014

Cover Story

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Team leaders

Trying to help young footballers deal with the tragic suicides of seven of their peers convinced a Victorian man he had to come up with a plan to change attitudes and lives. That plan is now available in the workplace. By Liz Swanton Dave Burt is the type of man who likes to turn his [...]

Community News

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When he’s not running CSS member store Mandurah Bolt Supplies, Chris Dicker has a spectacular hobby.

Birth of the Sandbarra Ute “I was looking for a project,” says Chris Dicker, managing director of CSS member store Mandurah Bolt Supplies. He’s talking about his creation of the Sandbarra ute, which recently featured in Street Machine magazine and in the Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular in Perth. Calling it a project seems [...]

Community News

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The Joy Of Giving

A Donation From CSS Members Will Make A Real Difference To Young People Affected By Cancer. Harry is a Youth Ambassador for CanTeen, the charity that supports the 23,000 young people that go through a cancer experience in Australia every year. “CanTeen became a part of my life when my Mum discovered that she had [...]

Community News

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Tradies Health In The Spotlight

The cost of not looking after health and safety on site is being highlighted by new research from the Australian Physiotherapy Association. New research by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) shows Australian tradies are more likely to take care of their tools than their own bodies. The Empirica Research survey commissioned by the APA revealed [...]

Community News

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Tom Drane Racing in the USA

Hi, Tom Drane here to provide a little update as to what my TDR team have been up to and where we are at. Back in May we headed across to the United States to compete in the American Flat Track Grand Nationals being held in Springfield, Illinois. My team consisted of Matt Drane (my father [...]

Building & Construction

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New Building Code Released

The Government has announced the new Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014, which will come into effect when the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2014 commences as an Act. Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, said the new code sets out the standard of workplace relations conduct expected [...]

Product Innovation

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Sika At Sydney Fish Market

Sika has provided a complete flooring refurbishment solution for the iconic Sydney Fish Market. Installed during a live trading period, the eight-stage project delivered a new food-grade standard floor that withstands heavy traffic and excess water. The Sydney Fish Market is the largest working fish market in the southern hemisphere, trading 50 tonnes of seafood [...]

Community News

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Frontier Goes Pink For Breast Awareness

Frontier, the Bunzl Industrial & Safety owned leader in person-
al protective equipment and accessories, has launched a range of pink safety products in conjunction with one of Australia’s leading charities, the McGrath Foundation. The McGrath Foundation funds McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and raises breast aware- ness among young Australians. Through [...]

Fat Mag Fun

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Make Sure The Plans Are The Right Way Up

At a recent show at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russian architects and builders created an homage to the power of fasteners and adhesives by building this entirely upside-down house. Opened in January this year for public viewing, the house is an otherwise unremarkable suburban home except for the fact that everything in it [...]

Industry In Action

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Sun Kings

When Caneland Engineering decided to source a renewable solution to their large and growing energy needs, CSS members and local businesses were there to help No matter what your personal belief about climate change is, no-one is debating the fact that electricity prices are rising. And if you’re in a power-hungry business like manufacturing structural steel, you [...]