Initiatives

The Construction Training Centre places great importance on supporting the wellbeing of our staff, tenants and workers, industry and of the greater community. This is particularly important when operating in such a physically and mentally demanding, and high risk environment. We have implemented a number of initiatives that people can get involved in to meet others, improve their health, and in some cases, do something for the greater good.

Safety Series Seminars

Making industry safer through information and advice
Industry experts address the audience at our well-attended safety seminars
TestimonialCTC conducts quarterly Safety Series Seminars which focus on key aspects of high-risk construction activities. Topics covered to date:

  • Swing Stage
  • Elevated Work Platform
  • Working at Heights & Rope Access
  • Scaffolding
    Crane Operation
  • Confined Space
  • Materials/Personnel Hoist
  • Preventing Workplace Injury
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Traffic Control
  • Electrical Safety

Coming soon, Preventing Heat Stress.

These FREE breakfast sessions not only demonstrate the quality of the plant and equipment available in our state of the art Hot Leasing facility, but more importantly provide an opportunity for industry to learn from experts. Guest speakers are representatives from the relevant industry association as well as the regulator, Workplace Health & Safety Queensland.

Attendance at our Safety Series Seminars is a great way for trainers and assessors to demonstrate their currency with industry skills and knowledge.

Anyone who has an interest in construction work site safety is invited to attend these FREE sessions (breakfast provided) that kick-off at 7.00am and are over by 9.00am. We think it’s a worthwhile investment in time to find out latest developments in critical areas of safety in the building and construction sector.

Below is information about the next Safety Series Seminar.

August Safety Series Seminar

  • Topic:  Preventing Heat Stress
  • Guest speakers:  tba – industry experts from WHSQ and relevant industry organisation
  • Cost:  Free (a light breakfast is provided)
  • Date:  Wednesday, 30th August 2017
  • Time:  7:00 – 9:00 am
  • Venue:  Hot Leasing Facility, Bldg 3/4, The Construction Training Centre, 460-492 Beaudesert Road, Salisbury QLD 4107

Subscribe to our Newsletter or Contact Us to register your interest in attending a future Safety Series Seminar.

 

Whole-hearted-you

HealthierHappier_Workplaces_StackedCTC has implemented a worker health and well-being program as a key initiative in adding value to the landlord/tenant relationship. The programme provides benefits such as a 24/7 gym, free group fitness activities, access to a “nutritionist in residence” and other allied health professionals and a range of health and wellbeing information and resources.  These benefits are available to all workers employed by the various tenants at the CTC Precinct.

We have achieved Silver Recognition in the Queensland Government’s “Healthier-Happier-Workplace” scheme which celebrates and rewards businesses which demonstrate a commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.

The Construction Training Centre champions health focussed campaigns such as quitting smoking and MATES in Construction – a community development organisation aimed at reducing suicide and improving mental health and wellbeing within the Australian Construction industry.

The Whole-hearted-you programme is headed up by Pam Anderson, Quality & Communications Manager who can be contacted on pam.anderson@ctc.qld.edu.au. Or visit our dedicated website: www.buildfitness.me to find out more.

 

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

BFFW2_col_for_websitesAt the Construction Training Centre we recognise the importance of providing an environment which will assist employees to integrate work and life commitments. As individual needs of mother, carer and baby will vary, we are committed to offer flexible work arrangements that will meet the needs of the employee during this time, as well as operational requirements.

CTC extends the breastfeeding friendly workplace concept to tenant staff as well as our own staff.  A dedicated air-conditioned breastfeeding friendly room is provided on site which is private, hygienic and has been equipped with all the necessary requirements.

 

Racism. It stops with me

 

The Construction Training Centre is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the “Racism. It stops with me” campaign.

Our organisation has committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities over the next three years in support of the campaign.

Discovering racist graffiti on a toilet door at our centre prompted us to show leadership in helping to reduce discrimination and stop racial vilification at a training centre like ours.

At CTC, we want students, staff and visitors to be left in no doubt that we support and encourage cultural diversity and have a zero tolerance for any forms of racist or discriminatory behavior at our centre.

For this reason, we are proud to pledge our support for the “Racism. It stops with me” campaign and will play our part in reducing cultural barriers and increasing acceptance of difference.

Read our pledge.