The National : THE NATIONAL Issue 3 2008
50 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, MAY/JUNE/JULY 2008 interactive course on Ironer Safety? It would give them a better understanding of the very real dangers posed by an ironer. Now they can! On-line, it is available in different languages. "After training and working through the e-learning course, a supervisor observes the employee taking the Quiz so a certificate can be printed and signed off Proof that an employee has been given training on ironer safety is then kept on file. The upshot is, with Anthony as the industry touch stone, and Kerry as the RTO, they ended up putting a few ideas together on a safety training program for ironers, to be distributed on CD but also available online. A Grant for $25,000 was obtained and due to their strong commitment to the laundry industry, Filterfab Pty. Ltd. very generously matched this with their own contribution of $25,000. This, apart from the many, many hours Anthony and Kerry both put into development, and the travel involved in meeting the reporting to the development board on progress of the e-training material. (NB: Readers received this CD free of charge in their March/April issue of the "National".) There was a huge round of applause from Members for the initiative shown by Kerry and Anthony, and the support of TAFESA and Filterfab Pty Ltd LTM presentation Darryl Morris from LTM Risk Partners, WA, addressed the mem- bership. As there have been several developments in the rela- tionship between LTM and TRLA since that time, we will be bring- ing you a special feature on the benefits of this new partnership. SUNDAY MORNING To wake us up, President Ralph Faithful once again challenged our brains, this time with the top 20 Film Quotes. ("Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.") Tony Colyer, of Tony Colyer and Associates An address from one of South Australia's favourite sons, Tony Colyer, born and bred in Adelaide with a lifetime in Textiles. Tony related with style, humour and considerable aplomb his life since the late Fifties, which he first became in involved in textiles, after leaving Elder Smiths, where he distributed mail around the buildings (after graduating to the upper floors!) He was assured it was just the grounding needed for a career in business. Fortunately for the Australian laundry industry, Tony realised one day that he didn't actually want a career at Elder Smiths, he wanted to sell! Reflecting on his early years at Australian Cotton Textile Industries (ACTIL) he said it had an interesting birth. In 1942 with Japan entering the war in the Pacific, a lot of merchant shipping was converted to Navy use. One textile plant on route from the UK to Surabaya was off- loaded on the docks of Adelaide. When the Premier heard of it, he found/acquired/created land for a new textile industry! The UK owners were told they could have it back after the war. As an 18 year old on the road selling towels at ninety shillings a Tony Colyer Darryl Morris and Ralph Faithfull Kerrie King and Anthony Kingsley are congratulated by President Ralph Faithful on their excellent work in creating the ironer safety e-learning platform for the laundry industry.
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