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Home Builder program simplified

To help support economic activity in the building industry the government has launched the Home Builder program. This program is designed for new home builds, knock-down rebuilds or substantial renovations to existing homes with a $25,000 grant that could be …

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Goal Setting

~ Written by Sharnie Chippindall Not just some, but every person across the globe has been affected by the COVID19 crisis. Our 2020 goals, in any area across the business, have essentially been flipped upside down or even scrapped altogether.

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Industrial Manslaughter Laws

New Industrial Manslaughter Laws in Victoria

Tough new government legislation was introduced last month to combat fatalities in the workplace, after 20 workplace fatalities occurred in Victoria this year alone. Under the new Industrial Manslaughter Laws employers could face up to 20 years imprisonment and $16.5 …

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financial year

Preparing For The Financial Year End

Effective planning and preparation is critical for all taxpayers as the end of financial year approaches. This is the perfect time of the year to seek advice from your accountant to maximise your tax savings for 2018-19 and start planning …

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Working at height near powerlines

Working at height near powerlines

A 27 year old man died in early February after being electrocuted while working from an elevated work platform in Hughesdale. This fatality involved a truck-mounted EWP making contact with live overhead powerlines. Duralift does not deal with truck-mounted EWPs, …

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Duralift Property Maintenance

Stay ahead of the game in Facilities Maintenance

As organisational needs for facility maintenance services increase so does the demand of facilities management service suppliers. Facilities Management Companies like yours, constantly need to drive value and maximise operational efficiencies. So far, large scale contractors provide multidisciplinary facilities management …

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Time is Money

How precious is time to you? Begin the project and then complete it with your best foot forward.   Time wasted = Money wasted   Think about your hire process. Are you able to calculate what you are spending for every …

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Harvey Norman Vs The Good Guys

YES! Customer Service Still Beats Price

After a recent experience at two competing retail stores giving me such a vastly different experience to the point of never wanting to return to one store, I feel compelled to share the experience and show how much customer service …

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Scissor lifts Vs Ladders

Even though we are biased, and feel that access equipment such as scissor lifts and boom lifts are usually the safest and most productive method of working at height, we will admit that sometimes a ladder may be appropriate. http://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/26154/ …

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buying vs hiring

Why Hiring is Cost Effective

People sometimes assume that when it comes to access equipment, their best option is to buy the machines outright even though it might be easier to hire them. The choice of whether to hire, hire-to-buy or buy depends on the individual project needs and circumstances, but it’s …

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EWP

AWP vs MEWP vs EWP – What Does it All Mean?

You may have heard of various names for access equipment, be it elevated work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, ariel work platforms or even a hydraulic-powered lift. Confusing right? Why can’t they just have one simple name? Well, the answer for …

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How to De-stress at Work

Workplace stress is on the rise, impacting a growing number of people at all stages of their working lives. Although it’s natural for work to leave you a little stressed, if you’re a frazzled mess from nine to five, it’s …

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Time is always moving forward

  How often do you consider the fact that time is always moving forward? As I was going through my inbox this morning and trudging through the usual morning routine of sorting, filing and prioritizing I realised how easily it is …

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Construction Success

5 Success Factors for Construction Firms

Since the economy’s slow improvement, the construction industry has seen growth as well. The issue, however, is the growth is mixed. Some companies are benefiting from the economic environment, while others are still being trampled by the lasting effects of …

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sales success

Achieving Sales Success

While there is no formula that guarantees sales success, repeating these solid strategies will yield consistent results. Selling construction services can be simple: Develop a winning selling system that beats your competition on a regular basis. In order to build …

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Successful Business Checklist

Successful Business Checklist

Which category does your business fall into based on these checklists? Most construction business owners have the same goal. They all want to grow, earn high profit margins, retain great customers, be organized and in control, have a responsible management …

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Steps to win high margin work

4 Steps to win more high-margin work

Most contractors think that their reputations for quality work and exceptional service should lead to many referrals and plenty of work. Many don’t have a budget for marketing or sales, while others don’t consider customer relationships important enough to develop a …

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Quality - Duralift

Cost vs Quality in Construction

Last week I was reminded of something I’ve seen over and over through my years in business. Cost is important, but so is quality. We also need to consider the person we are dealing with before making a decision; not necessarily the company they work …

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HIRE OR BUY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Should I Hire or Buy Construction Equipment?

In the world of construction, a man is only as good as his tools and the various types of construction equipment are the most important tools on the job-site. Forklifts, diggers, bulldozers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, and even attachments like digger buckets …

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Great Service is a choice

How do you choose to serve your customers? At Duralift we serve like eagles….let me explain that to you: Great Service is a Choice from The Simple Truths of Service by Ken Blanchard and Barbara Glanz No one can make …

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