ISSUE 13 - Jan-Feb 2015


• The Art of Bath

• What about a bidet?

• New Mixer Tap

• Tap Bonnet Cleaner


• World Plumbing Day

• Queensland Awards

• Safety Warning

• WA Master Plumbers


• What we've been up to

• Check out our video!

• New SEO package


• This month's joke




Safety Warning

Workcover NSW has issued a warning to workers and employers in the construction industry following a spate of fatalities and serious injuries.


Just before Christmas a plumber and father of two was killed after falling into a collapsed trench at a building site in Cherrybrook in Sydney's north-west.

Workers at the sports club in West Pennant attempted to dig the 47-year-old man out of the three metre trench but he died at the scene.


Peter Dunphy, WorkCover's Acting General Manager Work Health and Safety Division said: "Many serious injuries or fatalities often result from a lack of planning and poor monitoring of the actual work being undertaken."


WorkCover says safety can be improved by having Safe Work Method Statements that address hazards associated with high-risk construction work, supervising the work when necessary, and paying attention to simple tasks such as general worksite house-keeping.


Other recent incidents:

• A 39 year old electrician died after suffering head injuries while using an oxy-acetylene cutter to remove a cast iron fire hydrant pipe from its ceiling-mount in Redfern in Sydney's inner west.

• A 39 year old welder was seriously injured by a 40-kilogram boulder while working on a section of Sydney's North West Rail tunnel site.

• A 24 year old carpenter suffered serious head injuries after falling from a single storey house in Parkes in the state's central west.

For more information about safety measures visit
or call WorkCover on 13 10 50.