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Member's Health

Members health is very important to the workshop committee. Our dust extractor is beneficial to members who may suffer from respiratory diseases. Sunscreen cream, insect repellent, safety goggles, ear muffs, cold water, gloves and various other items are also provided.



Workshop Operations

The workshop is fitted with a dust extractor, two commercial external fans and two internal commercial fans which help maintain a less dusty environment. Operation procedures for all powered machinery is printed and attached to each machine. OH&S procedures are fully complied with and all new members receive an induction explanation on joining the workshop.



Workshop Management

The workshop is overseen by the Sub Branch executive committee. The management of the workshop is controlled by:

  1. A workshop captain.
  2. A OH&S member.
  3. A woodworking supervisor.
  4. A metalwork/welding supervisor.
  5. A garden and grounds supervisor.
  6. A bee hive supervisor.



Insurance

The Sub Branch has been fully insured through the Australian Men's Shed Association including Public Liability. This insurance also covers members who may be volunteering off site. Similarly, the Sub Branch Great Wall utility is fully insured against third party and comprehensive incidents and accidents.



Grants

The Sub Branch Treasurer regularly submits grant applications when a suitable grant becomes available and is targeted against a specific project or need. Successful grants have included:

  1. JCCBF grant for a Great Wall utility in 2014.
  2. OLGR grant for an industrial dust extractor in the workshop in 2014.
  3. An Energex grant for a Public Address system for the workshop in 2014.
  4. A grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation for First Aid training in 2014.
  5. An Australian Men's Shed grant for 26 Solar Panels for the workshop in 2015.
  6. JCCBF grant an extension to the workshop kitchen in 2015.
  7. Anzac Day Trust grants in both 2014 and 2015 for Sub Branch running costs.



Fund Raising

The Sub Branch has held Open Days where items made by workshop members have been sold as well as surplus assets and vegetables. Another major source of fund raising is volunteering at Bunnings, Nerang as often as possible to conduct sausage sizzles including selling soft drinks. This is also a fun filled day with direct contact with the general public and we are never short of volunteers for this activity. Members of the workshop work on a variety of workshop projects which are then on-sold to the community. Some of these projects have been:

  1. A 9 foot (2.7m) Traditional-built Sailing Tender. This Sailing Tender will be the major prize in an upcoming fund raising raffle.
  2. Several wheeled gear trolleys made to specification for the Gold Coast Suns AFL football team.
  3. Several wheeled gear trolleys made to specification for the Adelaide Crows AFL football team.
  4. Several wheeled gear trolleys made to specification for the Gold Coast Titans NRL football team.
  5. Wooden jewellery boxes, BBQ sauce and sausage holder kits.
  6. Braziers made from 'cleaned out' redundant gas bottles.
  7. A large wooden chest complete with antique handles, hinges, clasps and two engraved leather binding straps for the Nerang RSL. This chest is on display in the foyer of the Nerang RSL and is being used as a time capsule.
  8. Our bee hives are stripped every 3 to 4 months and an average of 20 to 30 kg of honey is produced which we sell to members and the public.
  9. In season vegetables are sold to members and the community and excess vegetables are made into jams, chutney and pickles.



Member's Health

Members health is very important to the workshop committee. Our dust extractor is beneficial to members who may suffer from respiratory diseases. Sunscreen cream, insect repellent, safety goggles, ear muffs, cold water, gloves and various other items are also provided.



Workshop Operations

The workshop is fitted with a dust extractor, two commercial external fans and two internal commercial fans which help maintain a less dusty environment. Operation procedures for all powered machinery is printed and attached to each machine. OH&S procedures are fully complied with and all new members receive an induction explanation on joining the workshop.



Workshop Management

The workshop is overseen by the Sub Branch executive committee. The management of the workshop is controlled by:

  1. A workshop captain.
  2. A OH&S member.
  3. A woodworking supervisor.
  4. A metalwork/welding supervisor.
  5. A garden and grounds supervisor.
  6. A bee hive supervisor.



Insurance

The Sub Branch has been fully insured through the Australian Men's Shed Association including Public Liability. This insurance also covers members who may be volunteering off site. Similarly, the Sub Branch Great Wall utility is fully insured against third party and comprehensive incidents and accidents.



Grants

The Sub Branch Treasurer regularly submits grant applications when a suitable grant becomes available and is targeted against a specific project or need. Successful grants have included:

  1. JCCBF grant for a Great Wall utility in 2014.
  2. OLGR grant for an industrial dust extractor in the workshop in 2014.
  3. An Energex grant for a Public Address system for the workshop in 2014.
  4. A grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation for First Aid training in 2014.
  5. An Australian Men's Shed grant for 26 Solar Panels for the workshop in 2015.
  6. JCCBF grant an extension to the workshop kitchen in 2015.
  7. Anzac Day Trust grants in both 2014 and 2015 for Sub Branch running costs.



Fund Raising

The Sub Branch has held Open Days where items made by workshop members have been sold as well as surplus assets and vegetables. Another major source of fund raising is volunteering at Bunnings, Nerang as often as possible to conduct sausage sizzles including selling soft drinks. This is also a fun filled day with direct contact with the general public and we are never short of volunteers for this activity. Members of the workshop work on a variety of workshop projects which are then on-sold to the community. Some of these projects have been:

  1. A 9 foot (2.7m) Traditional-built Sailing Tender. This Sailing Tender will be the major prize in an upcoming fund raising raffle.
  2. Several wheeled gear trolleys made to specification for the Gold Coast Suns AFL football team.
  3. Several wheeled gear trolleys made to specification for the Adelaide Crows AFL football team.
  4. Several wheeled gear trolleys made to specification for the Gold Coast Titans NRL football team.
  5. Wooden jewellery boxes, BBQ sauce and sausage holder kits.
  6. Braziers made from 'cleaned out' redundant gas bottles.
  7. A large wooden chest complete with antique handles, hinges, clasps and two engraved leather binding straps for the Nerang RSL. This chest is on display in the foyer of the Nerang RSL and is being used as a time capsule.
  8. Our bee hives are stripped every 3 to 4 months and an average of 20 to 30 kg of honey is produced which we sell to members and the public.
  9. In season vegetables are sold to members and the community and excess vegetables are made into jams, chutney and pickles.


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