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ASOFIA CEO sleeping out for homelessness

In its 15th year, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is faced with a great challenge shared by so many people across the globe. COVID-19 has meant that all of us have had to adjust the way we do things – the way we do business, the way we socialise and the way we help others. One […]

Project Management Course to be delivered online

ASOFIA is very excited to announce that the Project Management Practice Cert IV is now open for enrolment! ** to be delivered completely online until further notice **   Delivered in conjunction with Adapt Education, this course has been specifically contextualised for the Australian fitout industry. Delivered online, it will provide participants with a wide […]

Tradies Accountant offer FREE webinar

ASOFIA member company, Tradies Accountant, is holding a free webinar on 20th May 2020 at 6pm AEST. During this webinar, you will learn how to plan your cash during an economic downturn. 5 real strategies to brace your business for an economic downturn Bryn Harwood (CEO) from Tradies Accountant will give you an action plan […]

Winners announced for the Interior Fitout, Design & Apprentice of the Year Awards 2018-2019

The nation’s capital played host to the Australian Shop & Office Fitting Industry’s major awards programs this weekend, and fittingly featured winners from all over Australia.   The ASOFIA 2018-2019 Interior Fitout Awards, are the highest honours of shopfitting and celebrate the wealth of talent within the industry that delivers innovation and creativity to retail, […]

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Victoria introduces ban on dry cutting engineered stone

On August 20, 2019, a ban on the uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone came into effect across Victoria to help protect workers from exposure to deadly silica dust. Workplace health and safety regulations now prohibit the cutting, grinding and abrasive polishing of engineered stone with power tools, unless on-tool water suppression or dust extraction […]

Working well… are you taking mental health and wellbeing seriously enough?

The construction industry, including shopfitting, employs more than 625,000 people across Australia, making it one of the biggest employers in the country – and the statistics surrounding the mental health of construction workers are staggering. According to recent reports from MATES in Construction and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): construction workers are more than twice as likely to […]

What is a ‘notifiable incident’ and what do you do if one happens?

All PCBUs, in all states and territories, are required to notify their work health and safety regulator of certain ‘notifiable incidents’ when they occur at work, under work health and safety (WHS) legislation. Work health and safety regulators are committed to preventing work-related deaths and injuries. Notifying the regulator of ‘notifiable incidents’ can help identify […]