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MIPEC launch the Sledgehammer Local business MIPEC launched its new 20-metre hammer class tug ‘Sledgehammer’ | Page 2






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MIPEC launch the Sledgehammer On Sunday 10 February 2013 GEA member and local business MIPEC launched its new 20-metre hammer class tug ‘Sledgehammer’ to the delight of an excited crowd of supporters at the Gladstone Marina. A sister ship to MIPEC’s original hammer class tug Hammerhead, the Sledgehammer will initially undergo routine testing and inspection at a commissioning berth before serving as a construction support vessel on Gladstone Harbour, where its main job will be manoeuvring barges around the harbour. This second tug will transport resources between the mainland, Wiggins Island and Curtis Island. Construction of the Sledgehammer was a significant investment for MIPEC in both time and capital. Taking six months to draft and nine months to manufacture and costing a total of $4million, many were of the opinion that it is too costly to build these tugs locally. However MIPEC feel that lesser-quality vessels that can be imported from Asia do not compare to the superior quality and longer life expectancy of tugs that are fabricated locally.

GEA was fortunate enough to have MIPEC host a Member to Member function last August, where GEA members had the opportunity to view the tug in the making. GEA General Manager Carli Hobbs said it was extremely satisfying to see the MIPEC team so excited and proud of their work during the launch of the new tug. “It is exciting to see the final product, which was designed and manufactured by a GEA member, right here in Gladstone. When up close to this world-class vessel, you can see the consistency, clean finishing touches and capability of the team who have project managed the new hammer class tug,” Ms Hobbs said. The new tug is currently awaiting engine commissioning and stability testing before embarking on its first job.



Length: 19.96m

Draft: 1.4 metres

Speed (maximum): 10 knots

Cost: $4 million

Fuel: 2 x 2600 litres (engine room)

Bollard pull (maximum): 20 tonne

Beam: 7 metres

Speed (cruising): 8 knots

Safety Moment “Tomorrow – your reward for working safely today” This year 15 February marked a significant date in the ITT Blakers Safety Calender, as on this day, ITT Blakers celebrated 365 days LTI Free. As emphasised by Denise Ramos during her visit to ITT Blakers Perth on 31 January 2013, “Our People” are at the centre of everything we do; as such, it cannot go without thanking all of our employees for their contribution to this accomplishment and bringing ITT Blakers one step closer to achieving our goal of “Accept Only Zero”. Where to from here? Being an ever evolving business that strives for excellence through continues improvement, among other strategies, ITT Blakers will be working towards improving Environmental Safety and Health for 2013 in the following ways: •

ITT Five Minute Safety Talks

Identifying and implementing ongoing training and development of staff

Full review of the ITT Blakers Safety system in preparation for AS/NZS 4801 accreditation

Increased utilisation of existing ITT EHS systems to aid in the proactive approach to hazard identification

Implementing the ITT Blakers ‘Recognition Program‘ Australia wide; this program is aimed at recognizing and rewarding employee’s efforts in identifying potential safety issues to the ITT Blakers workforce

Implementing the ITT Safety Observation program to help identify potential safety issues and develop suitable countermeasures

Add some POWER to your business! Each year Gladstone Male and Female Port City POWER Basketball teams recruit star players from all over the world to join the local Gladstone team. Up and coming Basketball talent are keen to come and experience Australia and play for our region. To secure these awesomely talented players the Gladstone Basketball Association must connect players with jobs. Many of the players have college education and various qualifications. They are dedicated athletes, highly skilled players and often help put Gladstone on the map! If your business wants to play an important role in the community by supporting local sporting clubs and would be interested in employing a star basketball player please contact LETS GO POWER!



GEA Women in Industry Conference As we gear up for what is going to be one of the most informative, inspiring and entertaining women’s conferences in Queensland this year, we are very excited to introduce you to our two keynote speakers for this year’s conference.

Julia Morris – Keynote Day 1 With over twenty years experience performing to crowds all over the world, Lady Julia Morris is one of Australia’s most successful and polished comedy exports and has shared the stage with comedy royalty including Richard Pryor, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Lewis and Robin Williams. Julia has been a regular face on Australian television since her debut on New Faces in 1985 and by 1995 she was a household name, hosting or starring in popular shows including Full Frontal, In Melbourne Tonight and Beauty and the Beast. Living in the UK in the early naughties, Julia hosted TV shows for the BBC, worked with everyone from Stephen Fry to Dame Edna, appeared in nearly every major international comedy festival from Montreal to South Africa, won the prestigious Herald Angel award at the Edinburgh Festival 2002 and was named Time Out London’s ‘Comedy Performer of the Year’ in 2004. Julia also starred in the successful Edinburgh production of ‘Hunting Diana’ and wrote and performed three different one woman shows on London’s prestigious West End. Julia gave birth to her first daughter Ruby in December 2006 and subsequently returned to Australia with her new family, where she co-hosted the Astra-Award winning Singing Office and, together with opera star David Hobson, won Channel 7’s popular celebrity singing show It Takes Two. In November 2008 Julia delivered her second daughter, Sophie, and used the final months of her second pregnancy to pen the memoirs of her time abroad, entitled “Don’t You Know Who I Used To Be?”, which were released to popular acclaim in April 2009. Julia’s 2008 and 2009 stand-up tours were both nominated for the Helpmann Award (Australia’s version of the Tony or Olivier theatre awards) and she won ‘Best Australian Act’ at the Time Out Sydney 2009 Comedy Awards. Julia also appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in 2009, including being specially selected to perform at Whoopi Goldberg’s Gala – the night was a triumph and meetings with several American TV networks followed. During most of 2010 and 2011 Julia was based in Los Angeles, where she attended acting school, captured the hearts and imaginations of many of LA’s top industry execs, and hosted several high profile events back in Australia including the prestigious 2011 Midwinter Ball in Australia’s Parliament House.


In late 2011 Julia returned home to become Australia’s very first ‘Celebrity Apprentice’, raising over $200,000 for breast cancer research along the way. In May 2012 Julia started recording her first major acting role as Gemma in Nine Network and Playmaker Media’s House Husbands – which has since established itself as Australia’s most popular new drama and has been recommissioned for a second series in 2013. p.s. Yes, Julia’s ‘Lady’ title is real – her husband Dan bought it on the internet as a Christmas present. For more information about Julia visit

Emanuel Perdis – Keynote Day 2 Emanuel Perdis co-founded Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics 16 years ago with his brother Napoleon Perdis and Soula-Marie Perdis. Today, the $80M+ company boasts over seventy Concept Stores and over 35 David Jones Napoleon Perdis counters throughout Australia, complimented by over 950 salon stockists of the brand throughout Australia and NZ. The brand has recently launched itself successfully in the USA via extensive distribution in Ulta, Dillards, Target, Von Maur and a Hollywood Makeup Academy. As Managing Director of Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics, Perdis was an instrumental figure involved in starting and growing the Napoleon make-up phenomenon, but is also an inspiring and passionate executive coach, speaker, mediator, mentor, trainer and homeopathic counselor. Perdis has attained professional and personal success as well as coveted inner peace in the knowledge that he’s surrounded by high quality people who strive to make this world a better, more hopeful place. On a personal note, he’s remained successfully married for over 12 years and is the proud and conscious father to his 9 year old daughter. For more information about Emanuel

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Community GEA is proud to be the Sun Smart Sponsor for Calliope Junior Soccer Club The Calliope Junior Soccer Club has teams for all age groups from under 5s to under 12s and senior teams for both men and ladies. The club is built on respect - respect for officials, respect for spectators, respect for the opposition and respect for each other. Whilst the players like to give their all every game, it is more important that everyone has a go, giving their best and playing fair with good sportsmanship. As junior training has commenced and the summer sun is still beating down, GEA is proud to be the club’s Sun Smart Sponsor by way of donating hats and water bottles to help keep the kids protected from the harsh Central Queensland sun and ensure a drink of water is always nearby. Junior training is held at Bunting Park in Calliope from 4pm to 5pm every Wednesday afternoon, so if you have children interested in playing the world game they are more than welcome to come along and join in the fun. By the way, the club is looking for more players for their senior teams. Pre-season training has commenced so if you are interested in joining in, come down to Bunting Park at the following times:

February Senior Training

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Monday 4.30 till Dark | Mixed women and men

Thursday 4.30 till dark | Men only

Tuesday 4.30 till Dark | Ladies o`nly

Friday 4.30 till dark | Mixed men and women

Contract Management Training Courses in 2013: Townsville, Brisbane & Gladstone Practical courses presented by experienced industry practitioners that can answer your questions

Townsville 19 - 22 March Preparing and Defending Security of Payment Claims Administration of Construction Contracts Preparing Scopes of Work and Specifications Brisbane 16 - 19 April

Discounts available for members of GEA

Tender Administration Administration of Services Contracts




Gladstone 5 - 7 June Administration of Construction Contracts Preparing Scopes of Work and Specifications


Is your team ready to tender? Join GEA and Aurora Marketing for two advanced tender readiness workshops designed to review the 5 essential elements required to drive home a winning tender and the tools to ensure your bid looks as good as it sounds.

This is the perfect opportunity to sharpen your skills to prepare for the upcoming LNG operations and maintenance phase tenders!

Advanced Tender Writing for Teams

Marketing for Tendering and Business

Tuesday, March 19 9:00am - 3:00pm Old Gladstone Post Office 33 Goondoon Street

Tuesday, April 16 9:00am - 3:00pm Old Gladstone Post Office 33 Goondoon Street

Develop a tender branding strategy Develop winning points of difference Tender management Team coordination

Capability statement creation Winning tender design Develop tender templates Persuasive communication techniques

Strategy | Methodology | Technical Skills

Capability Statements| Strategy| Design

Aurora Marketing $55B worth of projects in past 5 years 98% success rate Clients and companies worked with include Abigroup, John Holland, QR National, Veolia, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Brisbane City Council Facilitator: Tender Specialist Deb Mazoudier

Join us for this advanced-level, master class series.


GEA is seeking expressions from local charities and clubs to be the 2013 beneficiary of the annual GEA Charity Golf Day The Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) is requesting submissions from charitable organisations/clubs in the Gladstone Region to be the beneficiary of GEA’s annual Charity Golf Day, to be held on Friday 19 July 2013. The GEA Charity Golf Day was established in 2011, donating over $18,000 in the past two years to two worthy charities - the Salvation Army and Friends of RSPCA Gladstone. GEA is proud to assist charities in the Gladstone region by raising funds to improve facilities, helping grow organisations or help towards implementing projects. The Golf Day also offers GEA members an opportunity to give back to the local community. Held at the Gladstone Golf Course, the day offers local businesses the opportunity to showcase and promote their services to other corporate players and align themselves with a worthy cause, all while partaking in an enjoyable day on the golf course. In teams of 3 (Ambrose), players circulate the course, taking part in on-course activities and are supplied with food and refreshments throughout the event. The GEA Charity Golf Day includes a morning of networking at the Gladstone club house, 18 hole golf tournament, lunch and culminates with prizes and an official presentation.

Please describe the projects/activities for which you are seeking funds; and how you would utilise the funding should you be appointed as the 2013 beneficiary.

Please describe how you would have a presence on the day to support the event and raise further funds for your organisation.

Please outline any ways in which you are able to promote/ give exposure to GEA should you be appointed as the 2013 beneficiary.

The GEA will also take into account any previous and/or current funding received by the charitable organisation/club

Closing Date Submissions should be sent electronically via email to Annabel Johnson at by no later than 4:00pm Friday 22 February 2013. Contact Information For further information about the 2013 GEA Charity Golf Day, please contact: Annabel Johnson Event Officer, GEA Charity Golf Day

Selection Criteria

Gladstone Engineering Alliance

GEA will evaluate submissions against the following criteria:

Level 1, 66 Goondoon St Gladstone Q. 4680

The charitable organisation/club must exist in the Gladstone Region

PH 61 7 4972 9060

There must be a clear link between the charitable organisation/ club and local industry

Please provide a description of your organisation and its operations.

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Women of Gladstone

In the lead up to our Inspiring Women in Industry Conference in May, GEA would like to take this opportunity to profile some of the many inspiring professional women in the Gladstone region. This month we’d like to introduce you to two very clever and driven young women, who are forging careers for themselves in the fields of media, finance and health and safety.

Karina Brindley

Shana Irwin

Managing Director of Elevate Media, Owner of Gladstone Gig Guide.

Assistant Relationship Manager, Regional Commercial & Agribusiness Wide Bay | Westpac

Karina is a self-confessed media and marketing tart.

Shana has worked in the finance industry for 10 years, in a variety of roles in both retail and commercial banking sectors of Westpac. Over this time, Shana has gained experience in sales, customer service, financial analysis and working with business partners to meet similar goals.

Karina has worked in the media industry for 10 years in many different roles and outlets. (with a few years of uni in amongst that Bachelor of Business & Bachelor of Communications, Marketing) Karina’s first media role was at Dolly Magazine, then to Sydney Morning Herald, Southern Cross 10 and the biggest radio group in the country, Austereo. Karina moved to Gladstone to write, produce and host the Karina and Mak Breakfast show on Hot FM CQ. With years of content driven media experience and having held the role of marketing integration guru for media outlets themselves, this prepared Karina with the skills to best use marketing and media to raise profiles and create strong brand awareness for her clients. Karina is now the Managing Director of Elevate Media. The Elevate Media team offer marketing and media solutions, advertising placement and booking, graphic design and corporate documents. Elevate Media specialise in new media strategies (websites, apps, social media and e-marketing). Elevate Media has a strong working relationship with the GEA. Karina was the MC at the Golding Industry Conference 2011, created the Women In Industry Conference marketing collateral and designed this newsletter that you’re reading.

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Shana cites being able to build strong relationships with her customers and add value to their business and financial position as the most rewarding part of her current role in Relationship Banking. She is passionate about customer service and believes that without the right attitude, you will never achieve what you set out to do. As the Assistant to the Relationship Director for Wide Bay, Shana is responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of clients including local and regional business customers from medium-sized commercial to institutional. Shana is also accountable for completing credit submissions, complex financial analysis, and proactively reviewing her clients’ needs for opportunities to add value and streamline their banking. Working together with her team, a big part of Shana’s job is to support the local community through her role with Westpac, which involves sponsoring and fundraising for local businesses and charities, and being involved in Gladstone’s local events. Shana has a keen interest in workplace health and safety, and is currently completing her diploma in this field. Her goal is to eventually work in the health and safety industry and use her knowledge to help make workplaces as safe as can be- there is nothing more important than going home safe to family at the end of the day.

Events Member of the Month

MWH Global is a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector. Offering a full range of services and innovative, award-winning solutions beginning in the initial planning phases through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries to implement projects and programs that focus on water, energy, natural resources and transportation infrastructure. Our 7,500 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH has a rich history in Queensland and has supported significant projects across water, transportation and resources. MWH has been a proud member of the Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) since 2011 and enjoys the access and information that goes along with that membership. We appreciate how our participation in GEA allows us to stay connected with various initiatives and projects in Gladstone and the surrounding area, and the way it allows us to monitor trends in the marketplace. For more information, visit our website at

GEA Industry Update Luncheon GEA’s Industry Update sessions bring together a variety of business men and women who represent GEA members with a keynote speaker to discuss current topics of interest. Our first session for 2013 will feature Howard Thomas - General Manger, Strategy & Development from Clough AMEC. Howard quit university after two years to work as an Operator with Dow Chemicals and subsequently BASF. He returned to University to complete the degree when he was satisfied he understood the practicalities of a chemical process. Howard joined Exxon Chemical Olefins Inc in 1989. His practical experience in process operations lead to a rapid specialisation in process optimisation, taking his first ethylene plant from 1800 t/d to 2100 t/d without physical modification. These results lead to a rapid progression within Exxon, eventually coupling reliability science with process modelling analysis to extend optimisation from the process, to a combination with maintenance, improving not only efficiency but also availability. ExxonMobil still follow these practices worldwide to this day. Howard is by nature

entrepreneurial and after leaving Exxon he learnt the ropes of consultancy before establishing his own businesses. Ultimately AMEC acquired PI in January 2009. Howard expanded the PI team into Australia within Clough AMEC, and now helps lead Clough AMEC as part of the executive team. His considerable skills bring a unique dimension to an asset support business.

Date: Tuesday 26th February 2013

RSVP: Wednesday 20 February 2013

Time: 11:30am for 12:00pm to 2:15pm

Venue: International Room, Rydges

Cost: $70 GEA Members

Gladstone, 100 Goondoon Street

$100 Non-members

GEA Inspiring Women in Industry Conference

Jillian Kingsford Smith, Founder FutureBuzz

The Gladstone Engineering Alliance’s “Inspiring Women in Industry” Conference brings world-class speakers to the City of Gladstone for two days of incredible programming. Delegates participate in interactive workshops, receive coveted professional advice and partake in valuable networking. GEA is proud to announce Julia Morris - one of Australia’s most successful comedy exports - and cosmetic king Emanuel Perdis as keynote speakers

for the 2013 conference. Other speakers include Jillian Kingsford Smith, Barbara Jinks, Kathy Hirschfeld, Karla Way-McPhail, Alastair Rylatt, Linda Ray and Bronwyn Sheehan.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 29 MARCH 2013 Early Bird Rate: $550pp / $5,000 Set of 10 Tickets / $250pp Student* Date: Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th May 2013 Venue: Gladstone Entertainment Centre Marquee

From 30 March 2013 Standard Rates will apply Standard Rate: $650pp / $6,000 Set of 10 Tickets / $350pp Student* *Student rate offered to those engaged in full-time study.



Gladstone Harbour Festival NRG’s Great Raft Race Calling all industry organisations, business owners, sporting clubs, backyard privateers, schools, social clubs and work colleagues to be part of a very special event during our community’s Harbour Festival celebrations. Each year Auckland Creek is lined with a flurry of spectators, colourful rafts and their crazy crews for the Gladstone Harbour Festival’s NRG Great Raft Race! The competition is fierce and the rivalry is intense in this annual race, as competitors float, splash and paddle their way to the finish line

for the fantastic cash prizes and not to mention bragging rights for the entire year. Get a team together and make a date for a morning of fun and frivolity on the high tide! Over $6,000 worth of prize money up for grabs! Free to Enter – Nominations close March 25th Entry forms available on

GTC Financial is a Tax Planning firm GTC Financial is a Tax Planning firm, by that we mean we proactively help our clients to legally minimise their tax obligations. In this tough economic environment many clients have asked “What’s the point of tax planning, we are struggling to stay afloat?” Good question! We believe there are at least 4 reasons why you should undertake some tax planning.

These are: 1. Just need to check - Being short of cash doesn’t mean that you have not made a good profit and you may have tax to pay. The profit could simply be tied up in excess working capital or have been used to repay loans. Checking means that you won’t get caught out and will be able to plan to pay your the tax when required even if you don’t have the cash to minimise tax. 2. You know you’ve had a good year - That’s great then you should estimate your tax position and work with us to legally minimise the tax. 3. You know you’ve had a bad year - Sales and margins are down but your tax instalments will have been based on the year before. Confirming your position will enable you to vary your instalments down, even allocate excess instalments to meet other obligations. 4. Use tax planning as an opportunity to review your business performance - Find out why your business is doing what it is and use the information to make the 2013-14 Financial Year a great one. Contact us at GTC Financial today to discuss your tax planning options. We may be able to help you legally minimise your tax obligations. Doing it early means that you get the benefits now rather than waiting.


Project Update A ban on shale oil mining in Queensland will be lifted Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps will today announce plans to lift the ban, placing the Newman Government on a collision course with environmentalists. The decision will mean the Government can count on new royalty revenue from shale oil, liquefied natural gas and uranium in the future. The shale oil industry has been in limbo since 2008 after a 20-year moratorium was placed over a major deposit in north Queensland and the industry told it must prove its technology before the Government would give the green light to proceed. Shale oil is a sedimentary rock that can be mined, crushed, heated and processed or heated in place to produce petroleum and other fuels. The Newman Government’s decision will allow one operator, Queensland Energy Resources, to progress its trial plant at Gladstone and seek approval for a full commercial operation. Other potential operators are likely to kickstart the approvals process for their own operations in coming years, with 90 per cent of Australia’s known oil shale reserves in Queensland. However, the Government will maintain until 2028 the moratorium on the controversial deposit near Proserpine in north Queensland, which critics claim is too close to the coastline and sensitive wetlands. Mr Cripps said the industry could provide huge economic benefits to Queensland, with the current resource considered capable of producing 22 billion barrels of oil. “As the world supply of conventional crude oil diminishes, there are strong prospects for oil shale to become the next major source of liquid fuel supplies in Australia, and Queensland is well placed to lead that charge,” he said. Under the new shale oil policy, the Newman Government promised project proponents would have to demonstrate how they would meet high environmental standards.

Australia’s transport fuel future, and QER’s achievements in constructing and operating a clean and quiet technology demonstration plant. Source: Steven Wardill, The Courier Mail, 13 February 2013.

Coal stays put as rail on mend The coal from mines in Baralaba and Moura won’t be going anywhere for at least another week as the rail line to the Gladstone port remains closed. Rail company Aurizon has crews working to fix the damaged caused by ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald and expects the line to reopen by Wednesday 20 February 2013. “Pending no issues emerging with the recovery effort, we are working towards re-opening the Moura system progressively west from Boundary Hill, with the last section impacting mines at Baralaba and Moura to open by 19 February,” a spokesperson from Aurizon stated. The Moura network suffered extensive damage due to flooding, including the full replacement of three kilometres of track and earthworks. Meanwhile, an Aurizon coal train derailed on Friday 8 February, causing significant damage to the line at Ambrose, north of Gladstone. A number of coal trains between Ambrose and Rockhampton had been at a standstill, although the company said some services were back up and running and were expected to be fully restored by 14 February. Aurizon reopened its Blackwater rail system on the Central Queensland Coal Network to diesel coal trains two weeks ago, following the repair of lines damaged by ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald. Electric coal train services have also begun to come back online.

Environment Minister Andrew Powell stressed approvals would be made on a “case-by-case” basis.

The Goonyella and Newlands networks continue to operate as normal.

QER chief executive Pearce Bowman said the Government’s decision recognised the potential importance of oil shale to

Source: Shift Miner Magazine, 13 February 2013.


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GEA members assist with flood cleanup effort The recent wild weather certainly wreaked havoc on many homes and businesses throughout Central Queensland, and our heart goes out to all those who were affected. GEA would like to recognise and thank all of our members who assisted in the flood cleanup efforts in various ways. From cleaning up damaged property and infrastructure, to supplying care packs of personal protection gear, we thank you very much for generously giving your time and resources to help those who had been hit hardest. We think this is testament to the wonderful community spirit that makes

Gladstone such a great place to work and live! THANK YOU to Lee Crane Hire, Prime Rentals, Phoenix Group CQ, Protector Alsafe, Elevate Media and Chris Dunphy and the team from Harbour City BMX. (If we have left anyone out, please accept our sincere apologies in advance, and our thanks and appreciation).

GEA is now on facebook! Jump onto GladstoneEngineeringAlliance and like our page by Monday 11 March 2013 to go in the draw to win a $50 Dan Murphy’s voucher! If you have already liked our page, thank you, and fear not – share our page with a friend and you will also be in the draw to win!

Are your staff fit for work? Gladstone-based Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Down to Earth Results, has released its training calendar for 2013 to help organisations in the mining, construction, oil and gas industries ensure their staff are fit for work. ‘We understand that organisations need a reliable, nationally-accredited training partner who can motivate employees to improve safety, productivity and efficiency in the workplace,’ said Kerryanne Tawhai, Director of Down to Earth Results. ‘Our courses are specifically designed to get the most of each individual participant and achieve your corporate goals.’ Down to Earth Results offer a range of training and consulting solutions including safety management system audits, risk assessments and comprehensive drug and alcohol screening. To view the 2013 training calendar, download course curriculums and book a training session online, visit

Kerryanne Tawhai Director


New courses: 25 February to 1 March: Health Safety Representative (HSR) This mandatory training for elected HSRs provides the skills and knowledge required to carry out duties as required by the WHS Act 2011 and the WHS Regulations 2011. 6-8 March: Rehab & Return to Work Coordinator This course offers participants the necessary tools to develop, implement and monitor return to work programs. 14 March: Work Safely at Heights We help participants control and monitor the work environment when in an elevated position by providing knowledge and skills in the areas of hazard identification and risk assessment. 15 March: Enter Confined Space This course provides participants with the skills to work safely in confined spaces by learning to monitor and control hazards and risk in the work environment.

“We are very satisfied with the equipment training manuals you developed. They are being used across our business with excellent feedback.” Ian Scott, Training Superintendent, Downer EDI Mining Pty Ltd

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Welcome to new members: Elevate Media, Harvey Road Tavern and Total Drafting Service.

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Corporate Protection Australia Covey Associates CQ Chiropractic Centre CQ Consulting Group CQ Digital Solutions CQ First Aid and Safety Training CQM Group Cribhut Group Crumps International Custom Fluidpower Cutting Force Dept of State Development, Infrastructure & Planning DIMET Anti-Corrosion Dittman and Associates Diversified Mining Services Donald Cant Watts Corke Dowells Building Services Down to Earth Results Downing Teal Drake International Driven Training/Speed Aware Easy PC Training Em-Care Employment in Australia Energy Power Systems T/A CAT Rental Power Energy Skills Queensland Engineering Testing Services Engineers Queensland Environmine Data Services EQIP Gladstone ESA Fire Eureka Landscapes Europcar Gladstone EZI Communications Felix Laurus Venture T/a ESP Management Fitt Resources Flexihire Fodico Force Access Fredriksen Maclean & Associates G & S Engineering Services G.P. Metal Products GAGAL Garlock Sealing Technologies Generate PR Geovert Gibson Building Gibson Design & Drafting Gladstone Drafting Gladstone Heights Executive Apartments Gladstone Hydraulics Gladstone Machining & Fabrication Gladstone Ventures GLNG Global Manufacturing Group GO2 Recruitment Golder Associates Golding Contractors GRIT Solutions GTC Financial Haden Engineering Hanlon Painters Hanson Construction Materials Harrap Constructions Hatch Health Safety Environment Australia Herron Todd White HomeGround Gladstone I & C Instrumentation & Electrical ICN - Gladstone Inglis Survey and Mapping International Workforce ITT Blakers

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