30th October – the ACV/GARDS support group members had a wonderful day out at the Gippsland Folk Museum – Heritage Park in Moe. They had a tour of the park with a very lovely tour guide who arranged for a ride around the park in a vintage car, a silent movie with Charlie Chaplan in their movie theatre and a wonderful two course lunch in the restaurant – there was lots of laughter and much to talk about among friends. The weather was fantastic to top the day off. Pictured below are the group having a wonderful time.
ACV/GARDS CEO, Vicki, attended Lavalla College, Traralgon to support her VCAL student Jordan, who was doing a presentation of asbestos awareness to 60 of his class mates – Jordan intends to become a plumber – he did a great job of his presentation – There were terrific questions from the students and I must say the students went away from Jordan’s presentation knowing a lot more about asbestos and the issues – more young people who are now much more asbestos aware thanks to Jordan – well done mate – Good luck in your chosen profession – all the best for the future, Jordan
5.10.2018 the ACV/GARDS girls gave another asbestos awareness session to another class of apprentice plumbers at Chisholm TAFE Berwick campus. Good questions asked and more apprentices asbestos aware. We are very pleased to have been able to get to so many apprentices this year. We still have one more class at Frankston next week. We hope that those apprentices we have spoken with this year will take some of what we have tried to alert them to back into their working life and home environment.
ACV/GARDS attended the Warragul Probus Club 27.9.2018 – There were over 100 Probus members who attended. We think most had no idea what asbestos might be lurking in. There were many questions asked about the domestic scene and lots of information given out on the day. The Probus members are now more asbestos aware – thank you for making our org feel very welcome, we enjoyed meeting everyone – special thank you to Jenny & Sharyn for helping on the day it was fantastic to have you both there.
4/9/2018 & 26/9/2018 – ACV/GARDS girls were at Chisholm TAFES Berwick & Frankston campus – another 50 apprentice plumbers asbestos aware – switched on apprentices who had some terrific questions – empowered to ask “is that asbestos” if they suspect it might be. They now know that they can ask questions. Really terrific bunch of apprentices who made us feel very welcome – we had a great time chatting with all these guys about a very serious subject and taking care of themselves. Thanks to their trade teachers for their involvement in the session – terrific input from everyone.
19.9.2018-ACV/GARDS org travelled to Chisholm TAFE Berwick campus to talk to 30+ apprentice plumbers – Great questions & interaction with a very bright group who talked about places that they now know they were exposed to asbestos – sad to hear about these instances – but the apprentices will now be armed with information into the future to try and keep themselves safe
14/09/2018 the ACV/GARDS org traveled to Chisholm TAFE Frankston campus to deliver our 4th session of asbestos awareness to another great group of apprentice plumbers. We had some good conversations today and the apprentices shared lots of information around what they had seen & experienced in places they had worked. Really switched on apprentices who are now very much asbestos aware – thanks guys for making us feel welcome we enjoyed meeting you all. A special thanks to Nick & Selwyn : )
7/9/2018 traveled to Chisholm TAFE Frankston today to deliver 3rd asbestos awareness session to 33 fantastic apprentice plumbers. The ACV/GARDS girls will be back again for the next 5 weeks talking to many more apprentice plumbers – they had great questions & shared some very interesting conversations with us about their experiences with asbestos in the workplace. The apprentices told us that they are much more asbestos aware now they have watched and listened to our presentation – This is a positive outcome for us when we hear students say that – the students told us that they got a lot out of the session – terrific bunch of apprentices and trade teacher – thanks Nick for sharing your stories with the class too