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Safety without the stress

Daryn Trembath, Labour Manager with Brudenell Plumbing, takes workplace health and safety seriously. It is something that was drilled into him when he joined his grandfather’s business, Brudenell Plumbing.

Even when a job appears simple, when plumbers get in and investigate there can be complexities that require health and safety management.

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Safety without the stress

Plumbing is not a cruisy profession.

Even when a job appears simple, when plumbers get in and investigate there can be complexities that require health and safety management. Whether it is gasfitting, welding, working from heights or exposure to hazardous materials, dangers can come in at any time. To complicate a job, you are often dealing with the lives of others, particularly, if like with Brudenell, your clients are major hospitals and nursing homes.

But keeping up with the safety acts and regulations can be difficult and time consuming for businesses.

“There are always changes and it can be hard for us to keep up,” Daryn says. “That’s where Master Plumbers Work Health Safety Management System is good. They keep the forms updated and when we need them, we can easily find them, they are customised for us with our name on them, and the staff onsite can simply fill them out.”

Master Plumbers Work Health Safety Management System has more than 35 SWMS online in one place including emergency procedures, hazard registers, and incident and injury registers. There is also training and telephone support.

“We would probably use them every day for something or another,” Daryn says. “And we can get them to our plumbers digitally and not delay the work.”

It’s these sorts of professional services that Daryn and Brudenell Plumbing find vital to assist them in running the business efficiently, compliantly, and professionally.

Brudenell plumbing, started in 1947 and for more than 50 years they have been a member of the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia.

“Our Grandfather, Les Brudenell, started the business from his house in Footscray just after World War II. We operated out of his house for many years before moving into our factory in Maidstone just around the corner.

“Being a member of Master Plumbers has been important since those early days. It offers great guidance and support when you need it. “We don’t have much need for the industrial relations advice as our family business still runs like we are all family, but we do use many other services.”

Another key service Daryn uses is Master Plumbers’ Plumbing Apprentices Victoria, where he is a host employer. “We have had some great apprentices through this and some of them have continued on with us after their apprenticeships,” Daryn explains. “Getting apprentices this way… removes so much of the paperwork and the management of training etc, which is great for our business.”

The majority of Brudenell’s work is plumbing maintenance for major hospitals and nursing homes. The business specialises in the servicing and installation of Thermostatic Mixing valves, providing service schedule reports and creating preventative maintenance programs.

They also service, repair and test RPZ Backflow Preventative devices and provide a 24 hour on-call service to our major clients.

Daryn and another grandchild of Les, Debbie Hunter still work in the business. Daryn’s brother Graeme has just retired after about 50 years.

Daryn, 61 last month, is hopeful he will see the business reach 80 years.

For more information, contact Master Plumbers WHS team at [email protected]

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Even when a job appears simple, when plumbers get in and investigate there can be complexities that require health and safety management.

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