NECA SA APPRENTICE AWARDS

South Australia’s best apprentices in the electrical and communications industry were awarded for their outstanding achievements at this year’s NECA SA/NT Apprentice Awards held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 9th October. PEER was fortunate to have 8 apprentices and graduates as finalists. Congratulations to the following who were runners up in their category:…

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements Wage Subsidy

PEER welcomes Federal Government’s announcement of wage subsidies to help 100,000 new apprentices and trainees The Federal Government has announced it will spend an additional $1.2 billion to encourage businesses to hire 100,000 new apprentices and trainees. Under the ‘Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements’ subsidy, businesses that hire a new apprentice or trainee will qualify for a…

Safety Alert – Electric Shock

Electric Shock Incident Access, Egress and Emergency Procedures   Background An electrician was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition after receiving an electric shock whilst in the ceiling space of a King William Rd business at around 3:00pm on 29 September 2020. The Metropolitan Fire Service was required to cut through…

Safety Alert on Fragile Roofing

Mitigating the Risk of Falls Over the past several months in South Australia, there have been 3 falls from fragile roofing, one of those being a fatality. SafeWork SA has now issued a Safety Alert in relation to working on this type of roofing, to ensure people understand their responsibilities and requirements when it comes…

COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Safety Alert Over the last week, it has been announced that South Australia has acquired new cases of Covid-19, especially among those under the age of 30.  This serves as a reminder that we must not be complacent, and we must all do what we can to stop the spread. The latest cases have…

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources   PEER takes the health, safety and working environment of its staff, apprentices, host employers and the wider community very seriously. While the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing daily, we can all do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus.   The government has announced a range of…

PEER’s Approach to COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update   PEER takes the health, safety and working environment of its staff, apprentices, host employers and the wider community very seriously.   As you will be aware, the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing regularly. PEER is continuing to operate as usual and we are proactively monitoring the situation.   We…

Increase in Apprentice and Trainee Enrolments

Boost to South Australia’s training system with increase in apprentice and trainee enrolments. Minister for Innovation and Skills, Hon David Pisoni MP, visited PEER on Friday 7 February 2020, announcing key findings from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) publication: Government funded students and courses – January to September 2019. He highlighted the…