Author Archives: Glen Coventon

Successful Strategy Implementation

Over the years we have developed numerous plans and strategy documents for our clients –business management plans, sustainability plans, health and safety management plans, emergency response plans. Developing a plan is one thing, but unless the plan is implemented successfully with full management and employee buy-in and ongoing review, it is just a few (or […]

54th Annual Australian Mines Rescue Competition 2016

Pertrain is a proud sponsor of the 54th Annual Australian Mines Rescue Competition 2016. The Australian Mines Rescue Competition is held annually and brings together mine rescue teams from NSW and QLD to test their emergency response and rescue abilities and demonstrate their excellence in mine safety and health. Pertrain will be on site to support the […]

Milestones and mentors

April 2016, marks Pertrain’s 35th anniversary and my 25th year with the company. During this time I have had some incredible experiences and been involved with some very talented people. So I thought I would share some of these experiences and acknowledge those people who helped shape this company and the type of Director that […]

Silly Season Safety

It’s that time of the year – the silly season. Aptly named, because this is often the time when safety takes a backseat to festive frivolity. Christmas lights come out, we eat too much, drink too much, spend too much and drive too far, often when we are tired and stressed. Keep your family, your […]

Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2014 (Finalists)

Last Saturday the Pertrain Team attended the Sunshine Coast Business Awards as finalists at the Sunshine Coast University’s Innovation Centre. This was the 20th anniversary of the local business awards. While we didn’t win, it was great to see the award for our category (Knowledge Industries & Professional Services) going to another organisation focussed on […]

Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative

Unique Student Identifier

As from January 1, 2015, if you enroll in nationally recognised accredited training you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. Your USI number stays with you for life. Your USI will: give you the ability to access a complete record of your Vocational Education and Training (VET) enrolments and achievements from a single online source […]

Creating a mentally healthy workplace

Creating a mentally healthy workplace

As an organisation, we are supporting Heads Up a workplace mental health initiative. Here are a few interesting facts and figures from them. 3.8 million employees in Australia regularly skip their lunch break with half claiming they are too busy. But research tells us that lack of personal time will actually reduce productivity in the […]