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Positive vibes are on the way with our December health & wellbeing issue

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Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre

It’s great to have the sunshine back – there’s no doubt everyone seems to be a lot happier now spring has finally sprung. It’s fitting that this bright and breezy edition of Australian Plumbing Industry magazine focusses on everything to do with feeling good and healthy living, on work sites, in the office... and in yourself! We can all take some advice from our mental health feature, which tackles the sensitive issue of why it’s important for tradespeople to speak out when they need help. Incolink Counsellor Michal deWilloughby talks to us about why you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help and how counselling could be the answer. Refresh your perspective on page 30.

We have also spoken with Master Plumbers’ National Council Representative Phil Kelly of Kelly Plumbing in Bendigo about his involvement with an exciting new innovation in biofuel as I caught up with him onsite – could this be the power of the future? Turn to page 26 to get on board with the new craze!

Positive energy abounds on page 28 in our fitness in the workplace roundup from Master Plumbers Members Laser Plumbing Vermont – we can all learn from the collaborative and active workplace culture this exemplary plumbing business promotes.

Look forward to this and much, much more inside.

I also caught up with Master Plumbers Members Geelong Roofing for a photoshoot on the blustery rooftop of the city’s tallest building. It is on its way to becoming the new home of WorkSafe at 1 Malop Street. You can look forward to an in depth interview on page 34 about early innovations in roof meshing, bright ideas about OHS and why Geelong is on the rise in more ways than one.

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All the best for 2018!

Kate.

Kate Stephenson Editor Australian Plumbing Industry magazine

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Australian Magazine December 2017  

For over 25 years, Australian Plumbing has been the industry’s leading publication, delivering independent coverage of news and events.

Australian Magazine December 2017  

For over 25 years, Australian Plumbing has been the industry’s leading publication, delivering independent coverage of news and events.