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
CTC 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
- Confined Space
- Materials/Personnel Hoist
- Preventing Workplace Injury
- Asbestos Removal
- Traffic Control
- Electrical Safety
- Heat Stress
- Men’s Health
- Incident Investigation
- Fad Diets
Details for our next seminar in August, 2018:
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- Guest speakers: tba
- What’s covered: Tba
- Cost: Free (a light breakfast is provided)
- Date: Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
- Time: 7:00 – 9:00 am
- Venue: Hugh Hamilton Room, Ian Barclay Building
Registrations not open for next Safety Seminar
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.
CTC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our dedicated website: www.buildfitness.me to find out more.
CTC is committed to minimising our impact on the environment. We have partnered with Carbon Neutral, a reforestation offset organisation, in support of its Plant-a-Tree Program. Since 2014, we have planted 6,636 trees to render our Hot Leasing initiative carbon neutral and to make a true difference to the environment’s sustainability.
We have adopted a systematic approach to environmental management by implementing and maintaining an Environmental Management System that meets the requirements of the international standard ISO14001:2015. It demonstrates our commitment to improved environmental performance wherever it can be achieved in our business activities. We are a sustainability focused organisation. We do what we can, mainly at a micro-level to
address climate change and reduce waste. Contained within the Environmental Management System is our Environmental Policy which describes the overall intention and direction of CTC related to our environmental performance.
Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
At 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.