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FASTENERS, ADHESIVES AND TOOLS I FEBRUARY - MARCH 2020

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Fight club How to protect

Meet Ross Clarke-Jones, Australia’s worldrenowned big wave surfer who doesn’t do things by halves

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CONTENTS February-March 2020

About us The store listed on the front of this magazine is a member of the Construction Supply Specialist Group. While the majority of your work will be conducted with your local CSS Member, this store is part of a national network of stores that can provide you with exceptional service and support wherever you may be working in Australia. For more store locations, visit www.constructionsupply.com.au.

COVER STORY

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Ross Clarke-Jones

They say you can’t keep a good man down, and this Australian surfing legend is proof of that.

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04. Welcome A 20/20 look at 2020; plus, Tom Drane’s 2019 wrap-up.

05. News Workplace fatalities fall, but there’s more to be done; PLUS our reader survey winner!

12. Master in the making Alex Wilson is the 2019 MBA Victoria Young Builder of the Year.

16. Legal matters Thorough processes will help to keep your business safe from legal disputes.

18. Wriggle room Employers must ensure workers in confined spaces can get out safely.

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21. Members in Action CSS members understand the power of community.

25. Supplier profile True Blue Chemicals is a leading contender in cleaning and hygiene solutions.

36. F.A.T.MAG fun The monster crossword, COVER PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Sudoku and more…

PLUS Supplier editorials Advice, new products and more from a selection of CSS suppliers. Check out past issues of the CSS F.A.T.MAG at www.cssfatmag.com.au. CSS F.A.T. MAG 3


A 20/20 LOOK AT 2020 As 2019 is done, down and dusted, and with the benefit of hindsight now clearly with us, CSS and its members are looking ahead to 2020 and beyond with a clear and uninterrupted view. Our planning is always based around the core values that have served us (as a group and as individual, independently owned operators) so well in the past and alongside the premise that we all continue to be better than our last effort and strive for continual improvement in all that we do, all of the time. There is no doubt there are many and varied issues out there that will have an effect—one way or the other—on what we do and how we do it, but our steadfast belief is that being independent operators, we will have the necessary confidence and flexibility in our people, operational activities and group support that will allow us to deliver the best set of products, backed by the best service and expertise in the market. Our goal is to provide a sensational customer experience and of

“Our strength is the independence of our membership and they are strengthened by the support we provide in the background.” course repeat business. Certainly, part of our 20/20 look at 2020 is directed towards working with our members to stay in touch with market moves, landscape changes, technology initiatives and corporate buyouts and to ensure we all remain relevant, up to date and capable of competing at all levels. Obviously, with a membership as diverse as ours, we may have some members that may be a little behind in matters like e-commerce trading (for example). Having said that, our members offset any perceived shortcoming like this by providing a level of ‘tactile service and expertise’ which sets them apart from

the major national and big box operators that want to ‘play’ in our local areas of operation. CSS is the Name Behind the Names of the Members of the Group and we help them provide what you need, when you want it, where you want it, at a competitive price. When you deal with a CSS Member store, be assured you become part of a commercial web that extends across Australia and provides you access to over 90 store locations who have direct access to well over 130 of Australia’s leading product wholesalers and manufacturers. Our strength is the independence of our membership and they are strengthened by the support we provide in the background. Thank you so much for taking the time to read our mag and for the support you provide us all as local independent operators. Regards, Jeff Wellard If you enjoy the magazine, please tell others, if you don’t, please tell me: jeff@ cssgroup.com.au

Tom Drane’s 2019 wrap-up The year 2019 may have been slowing down heading into Christmas, but there was no slowing down for Tom and his team. Travelling every weekend, either locally, interstate or even internationally. It has been non-stop since the last editorial. 2020 is also looking jam-packed. Back in September Team Drane travelled to the Central Coast for the Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships. Being Tom’s first year in this class, he knew it was going to be tough going. The age and size of these kids did not deter him though. After two days of racing and 15 races, Tom came away with another two Australian Championships under his belt and a very close second. In another, his younger brother Sam also came away with his first ever Australian Championship at age 8. The final rounds of the Oceania Junior Cup have also now been completed, with the last round run at Sydney Motorsport Complex. Tom claimed a few more podium finishes in the last rounds moving him up the ladder to finish third overall in the Oceania Junior Cup Championship. 4 CSS F.A.T. MAG

The experience of this championship over the last 12 months has been one hell of a learning curve for Tom being new to the road racing scene. It opened up a lot of opportunities for him and allowed him to travel overseas once again. Between the OJC rounds, Tom was fortunate enough to be accepted to travel to Malaysia for the Asia Talent Cup Selection Event. Tom was one of 120 applicants to be selected out of 400. Tom was put through a selection process to try and claim a position of 12 selected for the 2020 team. Unfortunately, Tom only made it through to the top 30, missing out on a place in the team. The experience in itself will not be forgotten and has given Tom the urge to push himself even further towards securing a future in road racing. After finishing the season of road racing, Tom had to swap his road helmet back over to his dirt track helmet to compete in the last of the state championships for 2019. Again, knowing the competition was going to be strong he went in and gave it his all and came away with three more

state championships. Overall it has been a fantastic year of racing with some fantastic results for Tom. 2020 is looking even more jam-packed with Tom being selected once again to compete in the Oceania Junior Cup, competing for his first time in the Yamaha R3 Cup on a Yamaha 300 Road Bike. A trip to the States is possibly also on the cards. Without the ongoing support from CSS and associated members these results would have been out of reach for Tom and he thanks each and every one of you reading his story and following his dream. 


NEWS Work-related fatalities decline But more work is needed, says Safe Work Australia in the latest detailed national statistics on work-related injuries Safe Work Australia has released the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2018 report, which provides the latest detailed national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured through work-related activity. The Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2018 report outlines the latest in national work-related traumatic injury fatality statistics. Over the last decade, the fatality rate has more than halved with 1.1 worker fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2018. The report details that 69 per cent of worker fatalities occurred in the following industries:  Transport, postal and warehousing (38 fatalities)  Agriculture, forestry and fishing (37 fatalities)  Construction (24 fatalities) The most common causes of worker fatalities in 2018 were:  Vehicle collisions (44 fatalities)  Being hit by a moving object (24 fatalities)  Falls from a height (18 fatalities) The report and data are drawn from a

range of sources, including initial reporting of fatalities in the media, notifications from jurisdictional authorities, and the National Coronial Information System. “While the downward trend in work-

related fatalities is encouraging, it is not a cause for celebration. Every work-related fatality is a tragedy, and there’s a lot more work to be done,” Safe Work Australia CEO, Michelle Baxter said. 

Three-step plan The CFMEU has called upon the Federal Government to intervene in the national construction crisis, and save $2.1 billion through the harmonisation of construction laws. The union has identified three key recommendations the Federal Government should adopt to solve the national crisis in construction. 1. To prevent enormous waste in government infrastructure spend, the Federal government should require jurisdictions to demonstrate informed

purchaser capacity in delivery of projects they are funded for. 2. Federal intervention to harmonise construction laws nationally could save taxpayers a further $2.1 billion in defects and administrative costs. 3. Federal funding should be contingent on jurisdictions having an appropriate prequalification regime which accounts for past performance against safety, worker’s entitlements and wages and the delivery of government projects on time, and onbudget.  CSS F.A.T. MAG 5


NEWS

Government amends WHS laws

The NSW State Government has introduced legislation in the State Parliament called the Work Health and Safety Amendment (Review) Bill 2019 (the Bill). The Government has confirmed that a note will be inserted into the Act that sets out offences and penalties noting workplace deaths may be prosecuted as manslaughter under the existing provisions of the NSW Crimes Act 1900. It has always been the case in NSW that a work-related death can be prosecuted as manslaughter by criminal

WINNER

The winner of our reader’s survey competition from last issue is Tony Boorman from Queensland. Tony gets to take home a $1000 voucher for use in his local CSS store.Thank you to everyone who filled in the survey! 6 CSS F.A.T. MAG

negligence and under the Crimes Act. The NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Mr Kevin Anderson observed:“The insertion of the note will make it clear to employers, businesses, workers and the community more broadly, that anyone who causes the death of a worker through negligence faces serious criminal sanction.” While no new offence for industrial manslaughter will be created, the new note in the WHS Act is intended to direct the minds of those that manage WHS to the risk of prosecution

to manslaughter. Once the Bill is passed by Parliament, the changes will commence on the Assent of the legislation. Businesses in NSW need to take stock of risk management strategies and insurance arrangements for WHS fines whilst insurances are called to action to manage the change that a prohibition on insurance of WHS fines brings. Insurance brokers will also be impacted as businesses challenge the value of management liability and statutory fines insurance if WHS fines cannot be insured. 

$100 billion The amount the Australian Government will invest in nationally significant transport infrastructure projects over the next 10 years. This investment will tackle congestion in our cities, move freight efficiently to our ports and markets, and better connect regions to services.  Source: https://buildingourfuture.gov.au/100-billionplan/2019-2020-budget


NEWS

CSS helps CanTeen CanTeen is the only organisation in Australia that supports young people aged 12-25 who are impacted by cancer, be it their own cancer diagnosis, that of a family member or the death of a loved one. Established by a group of young cancer patients in 1985, CanTeen supports young people while they cope with the physical, psychological and social challenges that cancer brings. Our 24/7 support services include:  Counselling services (online, phone and face-to-face)  Programs and services  Education and leadership programs  Hospital-based treatment  Information and resources A number of fundraising events and activities enable CanTeen to deliver these services—including National Bandanna Day! Now an Australian

institution, CanTeen’s Australia-wide fundraising and awareness campaign spans nine months, generating income through the sale of bandannas. Every year in Australia, more than 23,000 young people are impacted by cancer CanTeen exists to provide practical and emotional support to help young people: explore their feelings about cancer; connect with other young people and, if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we provide youth-specific treatment teams. CSS has entered into a partnership with CanTeen to further support their work for young people and their families impacted by cancer. Every cent that we raise helps! CSS held a conference in Noosa in October last year, hosting a corporate golf day on Bandana Day. With the support of their Supplier Partners and Group Members, CSS were able to raise

$7,000 in donations for CanTeen. “It was a great day for all involved and all players supported the cause by purchasing a Bandana and proudly wearing it throughout the day.” If you think that CanTeen’s services would help you or someone you know, please visit www.canteen.org.au for more information. 

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COVER STORY

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They say you can’t keep a good man down, and an Australian surfing legend is proof of that. By Liz Swanton

Chase the wave PHOTO: ARUNAS KLUPSAS

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f you think you have some big plans on the go, it’s fair to say Ross Clarke-Jones has something bigger. Australia’s world-renowned big wave surfer doesn’t do things by halves. If he is ‘on’, he is on—which means hunting down and conquering the biggest waves on earth. However, as this new year dawned, he was still nursing a slightly tender ankle after breaking it last August during filming of Channel 10’s reality show, Survivor. During one challenge, he was swinging from a rope that broke, dumping him on the ground. Forced from the show, he had immediate surgery and was in a moon boot for three months. He was ordered not to surf for four to six months, but the pressure was on with several big wave competitions calling, and he threw himself into intensive rehabilitation therapy. “It was my right foot, and that’s my back leg on the board, my ‘steering wheel’.” Clarke-Jones says. “I need a good strong ankle, foot and calf and leg to steer the ship. I can go left on a wave because I use my heel

more than the toes, but on the right will be a physical challenge until I’m really over this.”

THE DANGER ZONE

At time of writing, Clarke-Jones was holding out for the call to tackle one of his favourite big wave locations, at Nazaré in Portugal. In January 2018, he caught the biggest wave of his career there, setting a world record for riding a 40m-plus (130 feet in the old money) green giant at a spot called ‘Big Mama’. Torn muscles, broken bones and battered and bruised everything are part of the deal when you do what Clarke-Jones does, as are neardrownings. A month after his triumph in Portugal he went from hero to zero at the same spot, suffering concussion when he was repeatedly slammed into rocks and sucked back out to sea. He was in the ‘danger zone’, a patch of rocks and shallow water where it was impossible for any help to reach him. Despite the pummelling, he found enough strength to scramble up a 30m cliff and out of harm’s way, blaming himself for not being as careful as he should have been. That complacency

won’t happen again. Nazaré will always be on the agenda, as he continues to chase bigger waves and more records there, and at other favourite big breaks around the world, but there is plenty more in the… ahem… pipeline.

THE END OF THE WORLD

“I have a personal project happening that I’m calling ‘exploring Galicia’. It’s the northwest coast of Spain, the Galician coast. We found a few places where there’s literally no-one there, nobody,” Clarke-Jones says. “And that makes you feel like you’re at the end of the world, and apparently the Romans thought the cliffs of Cape Finisterre (Cabo Fisterra is the local name) were the end of the world. That’s why it is called that—the finish of the land. “It’s also known as the Costa da Morte, or the coast of death, and it’s rich in history and stories about witches and ghouls and stuff,” he laughs. “Hopefully it won’t be my coast of death!” Planned as a documentary, ClarkeJones will be tackling the surf, the food and the culture with friend and fellow CSS F.A.T. MAG 9


COVER STORY Clarke-Jones tackling a monster wave in Portugal.

big wave surfer, Axi Muniain, from Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain. “Axi has been exploring and researching that coast for about 10 years, but he has never invited another surfer, or towed in with jet skis. So we’re going back to basics and doing the exploring thing, like we sort of did in Storm Surfers (award-winning movie from 2012, featuring Ross and fellow Australian surfer, Tom Carroll). We’re just taking a skeleton crew, not a big production team, so we can move quickly.”

THE NEXT WAVE

Clarke-Jones being Clarke-Jones, that adventure is not the only one on the calendar. There’s also a snowboarding trip to Canada with friends from major sponsor, Quiksilver. The plan is to do some heli-boarding and what that says is, despite the next birthday being his 54th, the likeable larrikin ain’t slowing down yet. “There are no plans to stop surfing because every wave is different. No two are the same so that gets me motivated to keep chasing bigger and bigger waves, because bigger is better and I want to keep going as long as I can. As long as I feel good.” The end is not something ClarkeJones contemplates. He knows he is 10 CSS F.A.T. MAG

“I haven’t worked a day in my life. All of it has been fun. My work is my love and my interest and my passion.” Ross Clarke-Jones, surfing legend not immortal, but he believes he is pacing himself better in his older years. “I’ve always liked to run my batteries completely empty and then recharge again! I used to be go-go-go, with shorter periods of recharging; now it takes a bit longer, like a week. This is the wisdom that comes with maturity— and I’m probably happier as well. “I just ‘plug in’ and cruise. I watch TV, walk on the beach, and do some standup paddle-boarding along the coast, from Phillip Island to San Remo. And I play chess—my partner taught me a couple of years ago and now I beat her. “Me time is important. I’ve learned that you need to make that time, because I didn’t before. I would try to surf and party and see my friends and my family all at once. Spread yourself too thin and no-one gets any value.

So I just concentrate on one thing at a time—and not pick up the phone when I’m with the people I care about.”

EVERY SURFER’S DREAM

Born and bred in Sydney in June 1966, Clarke-Jones was on the beach from the start. His family moved to Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast when he was 10 and by his early teens he was obsessed with surfing. He started making a name for himself in 1986 and went on to spend 12 years on the ASP World Tour, but his passion for big waves was stronger. In 2001, he became the first Australian surfer—and the first non-Hawaiian—to win the prestigious Quiksilver ‘In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational’ at Hawaii’s Waimea Bay. Effectively, the Olympic Games of surfing, it is probably every surfer’s dream. Clarke-Jones tackled it first in 1987 but it would be 14 years before he cracked the win. He has become synonymous with the tournament—now known as ‘the Eddie’— since taking second place in 2004 and again in 2016. He is always on the invitation list. “I haven’t worked a day in my life. All of it has been fun. My work is my love and my interest and my passion.” 


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PROFILE

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“Once it sunk in, I realised it was a good way to show my team that the way they operate can give them the opportunity to win this award in the future,” says Alex Wilson, on receiving the 2019 Master Builders Association of Victoria Young Builder of the Year award.

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Alex Wilson worked his way up from builder’s labourer to construction manager on multimillion-dollar projects. Now he’s been recognised with the 2019 Master Builders Association of Victoria Young Builder of the Year award. By Shane Conroy

Master in the making

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lex Wilson has wanted to be a builder for as long as he can remember. The 2019 Master Builders Association of Victoria Young Builder of the Year and construction manager at Harris HMC traces his interest in building right back to the LEGO sets of his childhood. But his first real taste of the construction industry came on a neighbour’s building site. “When I was a kid, there was a house being built next door. I must have shown an interest because the builder took me under his wing,” he says. “He let me come on site and push a broom around, and he taught me a few things.” That was the beginning of a lifelong passion. A handful of years later, Wilson was back on a building site as part of a high school work experience program at Brighton Grammar. The plumber was so impressed with the motivated teenager that he offered him paid work. “I worked for him on a casual basis while I finished my school studies,” says Wilson. “I was doing general labouring tasks, and it gave me a good idea of how a residential construction site works— from the bottom rung at least.”

Climbing the ladder

Then came a Diploma of Building, Diploma of Building Surveying and a Bachelor of Applied Science Construction Management at RMIT

University. A former rowing coach introduced the recently graduated Wilson to Harris HMC, and the respected construction company quickly snapped him up as contract administrator. That was in 2008, and by 2011 the promising young construction professional had been promoted to contracts manager. “Harris HMC showed a lot of trust in me from day one,” says Wilson. “They let me dive straight into the deep end. I was actually doing project management work during that period. The great thing about Harris HMC is that people don’t get too hung up on titles. If you put in the work and are doing things well, you are given the opportunity to grow.” By 2017, Wilson had been promoted to construction manager and today oversees a core team of around 25 employees. “As construction manager, I lead a core team of operations staff and collaborate with all project stakeholders—particularly the clients— to make sure we’re doing everything we possibly can to make the project as successful as possible,” he says. “The most challenging part of the job is people management—pairing the right personalities together in a team to achieve the best outcomes. I’ve got to get everyone on the right page from the start and to agree on a plan on how to best deliver a project.” CSS F.A.T. MAG 13


PROFILE

The $8 million Saint Michael the Archangel Mausoleum inside Melbourne General Cemetery (pictured above) was one of the most complex jobs Wilson had ever done, demanding exacting care and respect for the environment they were working in.

“The most challenging part of the job is people management—pairing the right personalities together in a team.” Alex Wilson, Young Builder of the Year

Facing the challenge

Wilson has worked on several major construction projects for Harris HMC. Among the most complex was the construction of the $8 million Saint Michael the Archangel Mausoleum inside Melbourne General Cemetery. “We were working on the only piece of vacant land there, and there were graves and headstones about 300mm from where we were piling,” he says. “We needed to have stringent plans in 14 CSS F.A.T. MAG

place and be very careful and respectful with the environment we were working in. But the result was sensational. There’s a trafficable glass floor on level one and we ended up with a really highend product.” Also of special note is the $24 million Song He Xin Yuan, which was a major extension of the Buddhist burial grounds at Springvale Botanical Cemetery. It was a 46-week build and involved the transformation of an existing dumping ground. “We needed to do a lot of contamination remediation and took 110,000 cubic metres of dirt off the site,” Wilson explains. “It was a tough job to get to the completion date and we made the call to put additional resources down there, but it has turned out to be an iconic project for us and all stakeholders.”

A team-first approach

Wilson has also been involved in a wide

range of multi-million-dollar commercial, residential and industrial projects. It’s this diversity that contributed to his recent recognition as 2019 Master Builders Association of Victoria Young Builder of the Year. But the award has certainly not gone to his head. “I’m a fairly modest guy, and while the recognition is nice, I don’t want to be in the spotlight,” he says. “It was a little overwhelming to start with, but once it sunk in, I realised it was a good way to show my team that the way they operate can give them the opportunity to win this award in the future.” For Wilson, keeping his team motivated and developing is always a priority. His approach goes back to his time as a cox on his rowing crew at school. “I think being the voice that motivated the guys in the crew helped me understand how team morale and camaraderie is built. And that’s very similar to what I do now.” 


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It can seem onerous and time consuming, but thorough processes and the occasional awkward conversation will help to keep your business safe from legal disputes. By Angela Tufvesson

Dispute protection W hether it’s a disagreement about variations, quality of work or the type of fitting or fixture that’s been installed, legal disputes with clients can do a lot of damage to your cashflow, profitability and, in the age of social media, reputation. Resolving these sorts of disputes can take time and effort, which can have flow-on effects to other aspects of your business—not to mention your energy levels. Thankfully, protecting your business from legal disputes is simpler than you might imagine. All it takes is solid systems, an understanding of your legal rights and a commitment to clear communication with your clients. Here’s how to go about it.

WRITE IT DOWN

Most disputes occur because there isn’t a clear agreement between tradie and customer, says business coach Jon Dale from Small Fish, a consultancy that specialises in the trades. Jobs or variations are agreed on a handshake, leaving oodles of room for miscommunication. “Disputes are almost 100 per cent a failure to communicate,” says Dale. “The customer has an idea of what’s 16 CSS F.A.T. MAG

going to happen, and the tradesperson has an idea of what’s going to happen, but they’re not the same. And what can then happen is the customer withholds some payment.” The solution: a clear, detailed and legally enforceable written contract. “A contract protects tradies because any dispute will get resolved according to what’s in the contract,” says Dale. “Clear documentation about what you will do and written acceptance by the customer is massively valuable.” If you’re sub-contracting, the same goes for the contract you sign. In this situation, be sure to read the contract thoroughly—and don’t be afraid to push back on unsatisfactory terms, says lawyer Fionna Reid, a director at Aitchison Reid Building and Construction Lawyers. “It’s really important the contract is fair,” she says. “If you’re a good subbie and you have a good relationship with the builder, don’t underestimate your ability to negotiate the subcontract. Often they will change the subcontract because they don’t want to lose you.”

PAY ATTENTION TO THE T&CS

It might not seem like it, but a quote

scribbled on the back of your business card or a scrap piece of paper is an offer, and if the client accepts it, it’s a contract. If you decide you want to add terms and conditions after the fact, you might run into trouble. “If your quote is accepted, a contract is formed,” says Reid. “Then if you agree to a contract or subcontract later, that’s a variation to the original contract. So it’s really important to think about getting those terms and conditions in at the quote stage.” Dale agrees, explaining that including terms and conditions on all quotes should be part of a consistent sales process used with clients. “You decide up-front what happens in a whole range of situations and you write it down,” he says. “You have terms and conditions that say, for example, if we find rock, we’ll have to vary the contract. If they say they don’t like that door and want a different door,


you explain you’ll give them a quote for how much it will cost, they will sign it and accept it, and you won’t do the work until they have.”

BE WILLING TO HAVE AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS

It might be a bit awkward, but being clear and up-front with your customers, especially when it comes to money matters, is vital. “It starts with your sales process—be clear with what you’re quoting for and what’s excluded—and it goes through to your project process,” says Dale. “What people tend to do is not say it because it’s a bit confronting, but it’s really important to discuss these things with your customers.” For sub-contractors, valuing your work is crucial to making sure you’re paid on time and preventing disputes from escalating. “On one hand, subbies

often really care about their relationship with their customer, which is often the builder, because if they look after the relationship, they hope to get more work,” says Reid. “Unfortunately, the other part is payment and what often happens is the sub-contractor sacrifices payment to maintain the relationship, so they’ll take on a new job even though they haven’t been paid for the last one.” What’s more, under security of payment legislation there are limited time frames in which to chase up overdue payments. “The legislation is very fast acting because it’s all about cashflow, but in order to maintain their relationships many tradies aren’t using it,” says Reid. She says it’s really important to enforce your right to be paid and not be so concerned about damaging relationships: “If you’re not getting paid, what kind of relationship is that?” 

“Disputes are almost 100 per cent a failure to communicate. The customer has an idea of what’s going to happen, and the tradesperson has an idea of what’s going to happen, but they’re not the same.” Jon Dale, business coach, Small Fish

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“Common dangers associated with working in confined spaces include poor air quality, fire hazards, crushing and trapping hazards, and high noise levels.”

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GOOD ADVICE

Employers have a responsibility to ensure workers working in confined spaces can get out easily, quickly and safely if they have to.

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orking in confined spaces comes with significant hazards, making it imperative rescue plans are in place in case of an accident or emergency. According to the Australian code of practice, employers have a legal requirement to ensure that first aid and rescue procedures are not only established, but also rehearsed so as to be as efficient and effective as possible. This is in addition to reducing the likelihood of an emergency occurring by identifying and controlling confined space hazards, and providing appropriate training and permits.

CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS AND SAFETY CONTROLS

Common dangers associated with working in confined spaces include poor air quality, fire hazards, crushing and trapping hazards, and high noise levels. Other risks include drowning, engulfment and explosions, with many typical work dangers increasing when in a confined space due to the enclosed atmosphere and limited ability to move. As well as addressing the specific hazards present, there are also certain requirements for safety procedures when working in confined spaces, including: l Confined space entry permits l Adequate training and information for workers and standby support l A standby person outside the confined space l Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and first aid and rescue equipment l Safety harnesses and lines when there is a danger of falling l Clear signage regarding entry permissions l Well-ventilated and clean spaces 

CONFINED SPACE FATALITIES

However, despite the existence of these safety procedures, lack of training and adequate safety systems is a leading cause of death in confined spaces. Fire Safety Australia found that 92 per cent of confined space fatalities in Western Australia were primarily due to inadequate entry training. Furthermore, more than 90 per cent of fatalities had inadequate supervisor knowledge and supervision as a secondary cause of death, with only 15 per cent of organisations having appropriate procedures in place. Contractors were more at risk of death than those with a regular place of employment, making up 60 per cent of fatalities. Internationally, they found that 60 per cent of deaths occurred during an emergency rescue procedure. Rescuer fatalities increased significantly when workers were not adequately trained in potential hazards and safe rescue procedures for injured workers.

CONFINED SPACE RESCUE PLANS

Employers must establish confined space rescue plans, including rehearsals and rescue exercises to ensure preparedness in the case of an emergency. As part of rescue procedures, employers must ensure that openings and exits to confined spaces are unobstructed and large enough to allow emergency access. Additionally, any plant, equipment or PPE required for an emergency rescue must be available and maintained in good working order. While hazards may be similar, each confined space is unique and a customised emergency rescue plan should be established for each space. Factors to consider include:

l The location of the confined space, its accessibility in an emergency and distance from medical facilities. l Communication of workers inside the space with those outside, including who will raise the alarm in an emergency and activate the rescue procedure. l Access to the space by emergency personnel on holidays, weekends and night shifts. l The types of emergencies that are likely to occur, and the appropriate rescue and resuscitation equipment needed, including their storage in close proximity. l Adequate size of entrances and exits for all potential equipment and emergency personnel, or an alternative method of safe entry and exit. l Training, fitness and capability of rescuers to carry out the emergency plan. l Protection of rescuers during an emergency operation, including PPE. l Availability of first aid equipment for immediate use, including the presence of first aid-trained personnel. l Process for notifying emergency services of an incident, including any prior arrangements regarding response time, and availability of equipment. In the event of an emergency, rescue should be performed from outside the confined space if possible. Rescuers must be provided with appropriate respiratory protective equipment (RPE) if they enter the space. Air-supplied RPE should always be used in a case where the person to be rescued has been overcome by lack of oxygen or airborne contaminants. LINQ Height Safety’s new Davit Arms are an essential part of any confined space rescue plan, alongside their confined space rescue kit, which includes a spreader bar, harness, tripod rescue winch, tripod and screw gate karabiners.  CSS F.A.T. MAG 19


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MEMBERS IN ACTION

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ocal businesses are the lifeblood of small and regional towns and cities. Along with providing important goods and services, they often engage in activities that help to build and support the communities around them, through donations to charity and involvement in local sporting and not-for-profit organisations. NT Fasteners has been operating in Darwin for 20 years, supplying a wide range of construction, engineering and mining products such as power tools, hand tools, ladders, wheelbarrows, safety equipment and clothing, pre-cast materials, nuts and bolts and, of course, a wide range of fasteners. The company supports a number of local charities, schools and sporting clubs in the local community. “We love to help out where we can—we

donate goods for raffles at schools and contribute materials to help not-for-profit organisations rebuild for those who have been struck by unexpected losses,” says NT Fasteners manager Mick Cunningham. No1 Roofing has been supporting the metal roofing industry in the greater Sydney area since 1990. It’s a family owned business, started by father and son team Tony and David Scali, which now boasts seven stores. The flagship store in Narrabeen is where the business began, and David is proud of the contributions this family owned and operated business has made to a wide range of organisations. No1 Roofing recently made a $32,000 donation to the children’s cancer charity, Canteen, at the CSS conference in May 2018, which, combined with CSS’s commitment, took the total to $68,650.

One thing that distinguishes CSS member stores around the country— from the Northern Territory, to Western Australia to New South Wales—is that they understand the power of community, in good times and bad.

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

“In small towns and regional communities, the sporting clubs, men’s sheds, CWAs and community groups are really the lifeblood of the town. If these things were to fold, I believe it would have a disastrous impact on the wider community.” Amanda Swarts, Ross’s Diesel Service, WA

The business also supports various local sporting organisations: “We’re the major sponsor of West Pymble Football Club,” says Scali. “We also sponsor the North Narrabeen Nippers, Narrabeen Football Club, Narrabeen Sharks Rugby League and Narrabeen Sands Fishing Club.”

From the shed

Ross’s Diesel Service is another familyowned and operated business. The company has been trading for 30 years and is located in Merredin, a town situated on Great Eastern Highway, roughly halfway between Perth and Kalgoorlie. Merredin’s population is on the rise, with mine sites, a wind farm and a solar farm all within less than a 100-km radius and bringing a significant working population to the town. “What started out as one man, our

dad Ross, fixing trucks in a small shed in 1986 has transformed into 20 employees and counting,” says administrative manager Amanda Swarts—Ross’s daughter-in-law. “We operate out of the same site but we’ve expanded tenfold from when we started.” Ross’s Diesel Service used to offer only mechanical services and repairs to heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks and agricultural equipment, but in the last three years has pivoted into parts— namely power tools and trade supply. They are heavily involved in the local community, having sponsored or donated items to 47 local sporting clubs and non-for-profit community groups in 2019 alone. “To be honest, I don’t think we said ‘no’ to anyone,” says Swarts. The company also partnered with the Eastern Districts Hockey Association, pledging financial support to both the

MERREDIN COMMUNITY MEN’S SHED Inc. WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Above (l to r): John Nicoletti presenting the keys to a brand new tractor to tow the mens shed train; men meeting in the leisure area during a regional conference.

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he Merredin Community Men’s Shed was born after a few blokes, who were sitting around having a chat and a refreshment or two, thought it would be a good idea for those retired people interested in restoring and displaying machinery that was used in the early days of farming in the region. That discussion spurred on action and before long they had secured ree use of a back shed from a local contracting company which was their home for the next four years. During this time a dream was laid out and plans were put in place to find a way to build a shed of their own that would provide metal and woodworking enthusiasts a leisure area for socialising, meetings and entertainment. With support from the local Westpac Branch (via the Westpac Foundation) in the form of a $10,000 donation, $50,000 from The Collgar Windfarm Group and a


association and each of the five clubs within it for five years, with each club receiving $5,000. Ross’s Diesel Service also helps out the local Men’s Sheds. “Our local Men’s Sheds are mostly made of either semi-retired or fully retired blokes that are looking for projects,” says Swarts. “These are proud, sometimes stubborn men who have worked their fingers to the bone for decades before perhaps relinquishing their farm to their sons or daughters. They are not keen to fade away, and relish taking on local community projects. “We partner with them, referring jobs to them and also outsourcing a few jobs to their expertise. They are also very good on the BBQ and we get them to cater whenever we have a trade day— they are so knowledgeable, and it’s wonderful to get them out socialising

with us and our clients.” For the Men’s Sheds, sporting clubs and community groups who benefit, this means everything. It can cost a lot to run these entities, and regional areas often get forgotten in funding. “It’s really hard to make the wheels turn in a small sporting group or community organisation,” says Swarts. “Often you find that you are on the board or committee of several organisations at once.”

The right thing to do

Why do these three local businesses feel there is such a strong need to support community groups and charities? “We do it to give back to the community that gives to us,” says Cunningham. “Darwin is a community where nearly everyone knows someone, across all aspects of life. We support the kids who have dads who support us—we

$150,000 Lotterywest grant, and with the council providing $50,000 towards some groundworks, water, power and sewerage connections, the dream was now really believable and certainly achievable. A Northam building company was selected to build the shed and as soon it was underway a number of generous local business owners offered their services and in September 2014, with 250 people in attendance, The shed doors were opened up. Today we have a membership of over 50 and we are focused on providing an experience that other Men’s Sheds are envious of. A full membership is $50 per annum and gives access to all facilities and a social membership is just $20 and covers the ‘social interaction’ aspect of what we do. These funds go towards the running costs and, of course, providing a personal insurance component for those using our machinery. Men’s health and wellbeing are a high priority in what we do and we provide a lot of activity and companionship during the Monday to Saturday opening times. Members and visitors are welcome anytime the doors are open. Like other Men’s Sheds we are conscious of our community and at times provide support for those who need it for one reason or another. Clean out a shed, mend a broken item, make a toy, cook a cake, make a cup of tea or just sit and lend an ear to someone who needs it. To help with the finances our members have been known to do small jobs for the council and other organisations and they provide a small donation for the work done. One of ‘big ones’ is the manning of the BBQ at special community events and even trade days for the likes of Ross’s Diesel. Supported by a strong relationship with the shire council and the local community at large and with a strong leadership team in charge, The Merredin Community Men’s Shed is a dream realised and we will continue to be the best we we can for many years to come.  The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak body supporting almost 1000 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest malebased community development organisations. For more, go to www.mensshed.org

support the charities that are supported by the people who support us.” Swarts adds: “In small towns and regional communities, the sporting clubs, men’s sheds, CWAs and community groups are really the lifeblood of the town. If these things were to fold, I believe it would have a disastrous impact on the wider community. They require support—both financial and otherwise—to ensure that they all thrive.” “We rely on the support of our communities to provide great employees, suppliers and customers,” says Scali. “In turn, we need to care for our communities and those less fortunate if we are going to continue to enjoy the support of the communities that are the livelihood of our business. “Also, above everything else, it is just the right thing to do.” 

Above (top to bottom): Police having a ride in the train at a function aimed to recognise the volunteers in our community, such as SES, Bushfire Brigade and Ambulance; the Shed Exterior.

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SUPPLIER PROFILE Brad Macdougall, managing director, True Blue Chemicals

A recent rebrand and a realignment of strategic goals has seen Australian-based manufacturing group True Blue Chemicals position itself as a leading contender in the premium cleaning and hygiene solutions space.

The real deal

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onouring brand heritage is a responsibility that sits easily on the shoulders of True Blue Chemicals managing director Brad Macdougall. A market leader of innovative, cleaning and hygiene solutions for the industrial, hospitality and healthcare sectors, True Blue manufactures a range of high quality cleaning and hygiene products— in addition to a range of stock and custom-made soaps for local and international distribution. While it is renowned for its Blue Lazer bathroom cleaner, Use All allpurpose cleaner, Dishmatic machine dishwashing detergent and Liquidate degreaser and cleaner, the business prides itself on the value-added service it delivers to its customers in the form of OH&S audits, compliance assistance

and ongoing consultation and advice. A recent addition to the CSS family, True Blue is 100 per cent privately owned and manufactures all its products from its 1250sqm premises in Caringbah in Southern Sydney. In recent times, however, it has been its work in the industrial space—notably through its heavy vehicle cleaner and degreaser, its hand soap and a product it calls Suppress CP20 which helps control airborne dust and reduces airborne dust hazards in above- and below-ground mine sites, on roads and graded tracks—that has seen it garner most attention.

Family heritage

Over the years this has seen it service an enviable client base that includes everyone from BHP and Blue Scope

Steel to St Vincent’s Health. Clearly True Blue has come a long way since being founded in 1986 by Macdougall’s father Stuart, a former Australian rugby international player— and a natural born salesman. Having overseen his son’s early career, Macdougall describes the company’s founder as both an “astute entrepreneur” and larger than life character. “He was no shrinking violet. He is an extremely loveable, humourous, generous kind person who attracted good people around him. As a businessman, he had a genuine desire to assist. But while he’s no longer part of the business, he is still an important part of the heritage of who we are,” Macdougall says. Yet as the head of a second generation family business, Macdougall recognises that while he must remain CSS F.A.T. MAG 25


SUPPLIER PROFILE

“We’re very committed to making sure that our distributor partners are number one, they’re good ambassadors for our product while delivering really costeffective products to their end-users.” Brad Macdougall, managing director, True Blue Chemicals

Below: Brad Macdougall, managing director, True Blue Chemicals, sees the brand as being all about people and partnerships.

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reverent to the values instilled in the company when first established, like all good leaders he is also duty-bound to make hard decisions to secure its future.

Core values

Macdougall, a champion believer in nurturing longstanding relationships with True Blue’s team, customers, and distributors, recently steered the company through a major rebrand, which he hopes has redefined its energy for a new era. “There’s some core values that Dad established early in the business around loyalty, trust and honesty which fit nicely with the True Blue brand marque without sounding too ‘ocker’,” he says. As well as a dynamic new logo, the changes also resulted in Macdougall making the difficult decision to allow True Blue to be a 100 per cent distributor-focused business. “Whilst we still do have and will continue to service some large longterm contracts that we deal with directly because they’re in some niche spaces where there’s a high level of skill required, our primary focus is working with independent distributors and being quite selective with whom we deal. “We’re very committed to making sure that our distributor partners are number one, they’re good ambassadors for our product while delivering really costeffective products to their end-users.”

Facing the corporates

Macdougall says while the brand has been forced to prove its resilience several times over the years, its agility in relation to its larger competitors has held it in good stead. The reality is that a large proportion of the Australian market is supplied by a few big multinational tier one companies, he says. “They, like most corporates, offer value, support and genuine service but the big boys ride their reputation too much and don’t always deliver. We’ve taken business off some of these big boys and exceeded the customer’s back-end expectations in terms of education, training and technical assistance—all those things that we are nimble enough to deliver at a high level. True Blue’s goal is to continue focusing on its three core markets while also ensuring it always delivers the unexpected in terms of service through its infield expertise, serious commitment to education and culture and innovation in its products, he says. “We want to be everything that the corporates aren’t—accessible, reliable, responsive. I want to have fun and enjoy what I do. “I still get a huge [kick] out of seeing our products in remote parts of Australia. But what true success means to me is being in partnership with people that share similar values around our business and who are passionate about our product and our brand.” 


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and adhere to friable surfaces such as the cut edge of plasterboard. In the event of building element movement that puts strain onto the sealant, the adhesion to the cut edge needs to be strong enough to maintain the integrity of the seal. Adhesion integrity to friable surfaces is influenced by the flexibility of the sealant. A useful quantitative measure of a sealant known as Modulus, describes the ease with which a sealant can flex under the influence of force, and is referred to as being either low or high. A low modulus product is easy to flex whereas a high modulus sealant is more difficult to flex. Therefore, a low modulus sealant has the propensity to flex before the bond to friable surfaces can rupture. After a sealant has been applied and the wall complete, the sealant will often

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hardwood sawing, among many others. Offering outstanding durability yet with a compact, lightweight form factor, the DCV586 has been meticulously designed by DEWALT engineers to generate unrivalled power and runtime. Thanks to its 54V XR® FLEXVOLT battery technology combined with a highly efficient Brushless motor, the heavy duty DCV586M provides users with the ultimate cordless dust extraction solution for the jobsite environment. Engineered to deliver constant suction, and therefore minimising downtime, the DCV586 incorporates a generous 11 litre tank, combined with an innovative dual filter system featuring an automatic cleaning mechanism. This reduces filter clogging and maintains consistent power and performance, even when working with the finest concrete or wood dust. Ideal for use on large-scale construction sites, this outstanding extractor offers remote activation and switch-off using a wireless key fob, which can be attached to the hose or to the user’s wrist, for example. Full compatibility with the DEWALT Airlock system adds further flexibility, a secure and reliable connection, and highly effective debris extraction. 


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Improved Head Marking Clear, intuitive markings Easy identification of size and approval both pre and post installation

One Piece Design Easy installation Simple, quick installation. No anchor assembly or pre-setting required

Head Ratchet Teeth Increased protection against back-out Provides strong and secure lock-down against fixture

Engineered Steel Effective installation into tough substrates Designed to cut through hard concrete and maintain ductility

Small Edge Distance Installation Install closer to concrete edge that traditional anchors 1 piece non-expansion construction allows anchors to be installed closer to concrete edge and other anchors

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Compatible with impact wrenches Anchor design allows fast installation with powered impact wrenches.

Low Installation Torque

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Dust relief thread profile Improves speed & reduces effort for faster installation

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