Period Home Renovation? Why You Need to Exercise Caution

Posted on: 26 June 2018

After World War I and World War II, the Australian building industry enjoyed a boom and a vast number of new homes popped up around the country. Of course, standards were not what they are today, and builders were not aware of the risks posed by some of the materials at the time. Consequently, a large number of these older homes contain asbestos in one form or another. Fast forward to today and you may be the proud new owner of one of those 'period' properties and you're rolling up your sleeves for a new renovation project.
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Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals in the Recycling Process

Posted on: 13 June 2018

So far as the metal recycling industry is concerned, there are two categories of metal. The first constitutes ferrous metals which includes any combination of iron and carbon. The other group is made up of non-ferrous metals such as scrap copper, aluminium, lead, tin or zinc. How does the recycling industry handle these two groups of metals in order to make it into materials which can be used once again?
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Prevent Office Allergies During the Summer by Maintaining Air Quality

Posted on: 12 June 2018

The quality of air in your office is a primary determining factor in the health of your workers. If the office is always dusty or stuffy, workers can develop allergies that will reduce their productivity or even keep them off work for several days. For this reason, the indoor air quality in your office directly affects the performance of your workers. During summer, keeping the air fresh can be a difficult task due to the increased pollutants in the atmosphere.
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The 7 Fire Extinguisher Types and When to Use Them

Posted on: 6 June 2018

It isn't without reason that handheld fire extinguishers can be found almost everywhere in Australia. They provide us with an extra level of safety in places like busses, boats, and buildings, if you know where to look. However, with such a large variety of fire extinguisher specialisations, it's unfortunate that they must be read to be understood, which can be a pain in an emergency situation. Of course, this is unless you know the standard Australian colour-coding scheme (AS/NZS).
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