Where would we be without tradies? Good tradesmen are worth their weight in gold, so on the third Friday in September it’s National Tradesmen Day we say thanks to all those men and women who’ve lent their skills to the projects that keep Australia moving.
Tradesmen are electricians, plumbers, welders, carpenters, mechanics, landscapers and builders – we could go on. Whether they’re grizzled veterans or fresh apprentices beginning their career, these people are revered for working in the toughest conditions with no break room in sight.
National Tradesmen Day, this year celebrated on September 21, 2018, was created by Irwin Tools to celebrate all the ways tradies contribute to our lives. It comes off the back of National Tradies Health Month, which focuses on the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations.
We think it’s all good and well to thank a tradie (they certainly deserve it!), but we reckon this day is more about ensuring tradespeople are given equal opportunity, able to work in safe spaces and discuss what tradespeople need from their employees to better their work. It’s the perfect time to schedule professional development meetings with your trade staff and ask their opinions. You might be surprised at the response.
We deeply value the work our tradespeople put into manufacturing our trailers here at The Drake Group. Some of our staff have been with us for over 20 years and we also invest in training new apprentices thanks to our 25-year partnership with Apprenticeships Queensland. Our tradespeople’s range of skills runs the gamut from diesel fitting, sheet metal, electrotechnology, diesel fitting and painting vehicle bodies. They are the experts at what they do and also maintain high safety standards.
If you’d like to know more about what The Drake Group and our team of outstanding tradespeople can do for you, or if you’d like to learn more about our apprenticeship program, get in contact with The Drake Group today.