Healthy tradies.

August is Tradies National Health Month.  As luck would have it, I have some shining examples of Tradies demonstrating healthy work habits on site at House By The Water.

(Photos thanks to our Site Supervisor.)

Please note:

  • Team work.
  • Beautiful weather conditions.
  • Upright backs.
  • Area cleared and bricks delivered close to work.
  • Sun smart hats.
  • High visibility shirts.
  • Eskies, presumably filled with water for good hydration.
  • Use of carts.
  • BYO microwave to reheat leftovers.  (No hamburgers for lunch for these Brickies.)
  • Some kind of metal teepee that is surely an ergonomic device???

I’m giving these fellas 10 out of 10.  I hope they enjoy dangling their feet over the canal wall as they take their lunch breaks this week.

When I’m not galavanting around the world and obsessing over house building, I’m a physiotherapist.  I’ve seen a few painter’s shoulders and brickie’s backs over the years.  It ain’t comfortable!  Without harping on the message, here are my tips for keeping a Tradie’s body in good working order.

5 Top Tips for Healthy Tradies:

  1. Be fit.  Physical work doesn’t always count.  Regular exercise reduces stress, helps you sleep, increases energy and is great for your heart.
  2. Take time to think about the task before you do it.  Work smart.
  3. Little things can add up to big problems over time.  Watch out for repetitive work and poor postures.
  4. Look after each other.  Share the load.  Ask for or offer help.
  5. Speak up.  If something doesn’t look safe, say so.

For the special Tradie in you life, please refer them to the National Tradies Health website for more information and a quiz with adventure holiday prizes.

Thanks to our tradies this week for some very impressive looking retaining walls:Retaining wall text

And for a good laugh for everyone, take a look at this short video clip:  S#!t Tradies NEVER say.

S#!t Tradies NEVER Say.  (Click on link or photo to watch video.)

S#!t Tradies NEVER Say.   (Click on link or photo to watch video.)

 

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10 thoughts on “Healthy tradies.

  1. The secret Kayak storage is no longer a secret :). Wow that water is amazing…..what a beautiful site. Love the word Tradies :)). Much more fun than workers or subs. Looks like your Tradies are doing a great job :). Couldn’t get the vid on my iPad. Going to get on my computer.

      • It’s just my iPad…..it is running slow…I have way too much stuff on it. I know we are synchronized today. :). I am as we speak watching our (tradies) putting up higher scaffolding to cut out this huge rafter truss beam. Yikes 🙂

  2. Yep we Aussies like our tradies, sparkies, brickies, chippies (carpenters), posties, surfies, truckies, bikies, bushies ( like us… live up the bush) ….. We also love Chrissy, brekkie and prezzies but we don’t like mozzies. On a really good summers day I reckon the Three Little Pigs and their parents will be seen in their cozzies and boardies on the canals in an upmarket tinny.

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