Following in my dad's footsteps
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Following in my dad's footsteps

My dad and all his brothers are in the building trades, and I always knew I wanted to have a job like them. I can't imagine staying inside all day and slaving away in front of a computer screen. As soon as I could I started on my apprenticeship so I could get qualified and start earning the big bucks. I am going to be a roofer like dad, and maybe I'll take over his business one day. It's a slog getting through your apprenticeship, but I can see how dad has turned out, and it makes all seem worthwhile. I want to follow in his footsteps.

Following in my dad's footsteps

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    22 January 2019

    Going to a trade school is always a good idea for people looking to learn a new skill that will provide them with a lucrative career. But choosing to go to a trade school is much easier than making a decision on what field you want to specialise in. Choosing to be an electrician is one of the most popular choices people make when they enrol in trade school. But once you decide you want to learn about electrical work, you then have to decide what field of expertise you want to concentrate on.

  • Scaffolding Training: 4 Signs of Dangerous Scaffolding

    21 December 2017

    One key part of scaffolding training involves developing the knowledge and skills you need to check that the poles you are about to construct are in good condition. Below is a guide which will help you to learn 4 tell-tale signs that the scaffolding you are planning to use is unsafe. Unmatched components Before you erect a piece of scaffolding, you should first lay out the individual parts on the ground so you can inspect them.

  • Is Forklift Operating Right for You?

    14 June 2017

    Forklift operating is an essential service on many industrial job sites and in the majority of commercial retail and warehouse spaces. Because this occupation is in high demand, the job of a forklift operator can provide reliable income for qualified individuals. However, because forklifts are high-powered and heavy pieces of machinery, they require specific certification, equipment, and physical stamina to operate. This article discusses each of these requirement categories. Certification and Education Requirements

  • Important Questions to Ask About Heavy Rigid Training

    14 September 2016

    When you want to drive any type of vehicle that is larger than a standard car or pickup truck, you're of course going to need a special license that you only get after a certain training class. There are various forms of licenses available for Australian drivers who want to drive heavy-duty trucks and buses, and one is a heavy rigid or HR license. Note a few questions you might want to ask about this training and the class itself so you know it's the right one for you and are sure to schedule it as needed without overlooking any details.

  • Three Potential Penalties for Heavy Vehicle Traffic Offences

    23 February 2016

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