The National : THE NATIONAL Issue 3 2008
DA: "Yes, Jensen is a heavy duty laundry equipment manufacturer, but our small end range through D'Hooge is world renowned for the same quality. It doesn't matter what size a laundry is, we will always be willing to talk and help wherever we can. Q: Shake buffer system -- how much room do you need? DA: 4 -- 5 metres roof height tofititin.Youcanfititintoa zig-zag roof profile, as we saw recently in Europe. Each system is designed for the particular laundry to minimise the amount of track, which minimise cost. Of course, it should not be sited above the ironer, as the radiant heat would dry out the sheets." E-LEARNING: The Future in Training with Kerry King, and Anthony Kingsley Kerry King is an impressive figure in South Australia. With fifteen years experience in both health- care and commercial laundries, and five years teaching through TAFESA, this former Filterfab National Awardee also creates the dynamic TRLA SA e-Newsletter for Members of the Association as a labour of love. Anthony Kingsley is more than the local Filterfab Man: he is Secretary of TRLA SA and a major force in organising the Annual Seminar. Kerry told delegates that since the death of a laundry worker on an ironer in Victoria in 2006 she and Anthony had wondered what they could do for employees to help keep them safe from the day they start at a laundry. "e-learning is the new way of delivering Training. WorkSafe have created a virtual reality restaurant and introduced worksafe situations in how to safely move people around that total environment, and now we have something similar for the laundry in the ironer area." "New people are often shown how to stop an ironer and given a 'buddy' and a bit of training when they start. But when you are taking in a lot on your first day -- especially if English is your second language -- you can't retain all the information. What if some of the information you lose is the bit that will keep you safe? What if Day One for your new employee at the laundry they could go on-line and take the 48 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, MAY/JUNE/JULY 2008 John Smithers (Jasol), Mathew Trann (Newway Supplies) and Jay Davis (Filterfab Pty Ltd) during a well earned coffee break. SUMMER IS COMING! Get ready for the busy season with Newway Supplies Call now for a special offer to make you smile through out this summer 100% Murata Jet Spun Polyester Table Linen 50:50 or 75:25 homogenous PC Sheeting Comb or Carded Terry Towel ... and much more!
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