Take advantage of the opportunity given The current South African economic does not bode well for the Construction industry therefore if you manage to find a job you need to grab the opportunity and take advantage of it. Put in extra hours at work when required. Volunteer for additional work to get more experience and to help in any way you can. Don’t stop learning What makes the Construction industry exciting is the fact there are no two days that are similar, you face different challenges daily and therefore a good Construction Professional does not stop learning, and as a Junior on site you must make it your duty to get to know the various role players in your place of emplo... »
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We all can be guilty of being semi-conscious sometimes. Just the other day I was driving home exhausted and there I was at a stop street waiting for the traffic light to change! Seriously?? We all need to check ourselves constantly because we not only taking our lives into our hands, but others too especially on a construction site. The following 3 levels of psychological categories could impact on why accidents on construction sites happens: Mental health Physical health Emotional health and well being Questions to ask any employee after they have been in an accident should be asked around these psychological categories. Here are examples of some of the questions to ask employ... »
At first glance, the primary clear perception that one can feature is the antagonistic nature of the HardHat Professional environment for females. This is a critical subject that has been taken lightly or completely avoided, an excessive number of times, for discourse. The purpose behind the irrational atmosphere in this environment is the conviction that when a woman wants something, they are viewed as an activist. However, when a man wants something,at that point he just requests something with a reason. That, as of now, makes it an extremely threatening condition since it enhances a false thought that ladies cannot need a similar thing a man needs and that they should grow a thicker ski... »
The story I have to tell you today has three characters: A criminal, a victim and a car guard. It was dark and I was walking down the street discussing the play that I had just seen with my friends. We were still outside the theatre with crowds of people standing and chatting like us. As we went to cross the street to our car, I noticed another car double parked with its back door slightly ajar. In my mind, they were waiting to pick up a fellow theatre goer. As I turned to see who was coming up behind me, I felt someone grab my wrist and wrestle my phone from my hand. He ran towards the car, hopped in the backseat and they sped off. Lest you think I was standing there in stun... »
According to the survey, Unemployment remained at 27.7% in the 3rd quarter, which is an increase from the 27.1% from the same quarter in 2016. This is still at the highest level since 2003. Although the number of employed people increased by approximately 92 000 from Q2, this was offset by the working-age population that increased by approximately 156 000 people. Seven of the 10 sectors Stats SA segments its labour survey into reported growth in people employed. The best growth sector for jobs was finance and other business services, which added 68 000 employees during the quarter. However, manufacturing shed about 50 000 jobs, construction about 30 000, and agriculture about 2... »
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