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News Archive: August, 2016


Presidents Report - August 2016

A warm welcome to all our members and also to those who read our News Flush. Who would have thought that spring is just around the corner with the weather we have been having lately all four seasons in one day. It is interesting to see what is happening down south with the water supply and I guess the message of why we are licensed is very... Read More »

Top Tech Tip - Looking at potential cross connections and backflow

Looking at potential cross connections and backflow   In this top tech tip I will go into some detail about some of the most basic things we should consider and look for as plumbers. We have an obligation to protect the health of our community by investigating and reporting any cross connections with water supplies. We are the first... Read More »

Industry News August 2016

11th July 2016, Sitesafe  Worker Engagement and Participation Worker engagement and participation is about talking with your team and having meaningful discussions about health and safety; this features heavily in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). So if you are the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)... Read More »

Confusion between systems

The Building Act requires all plans submitted to Council seeking certification and involving plumbing or drainage to include detailed plans (including a schematic) of that work. Designers are required to identify how compliance with the building Codes (G12 and G13) are to be achieved and this continues to cause problems for designers... Read More »

West Satellite @ Mitre 10 Mega - 10th August 2016

A few pics from our "West Satellite" meeting hosted by Mitre 10 Mega Westgate. Thank you Neil Race & Nigel Rudge of Mitre 10 for your kind hospitality. Our guest speakers Glenys Crawford & Claire Wade of Auckland Chamber of Commerce once again proved they have a lot to offer our members. You do really get all the business support you... Read More »

The Skills Shortage

In my article this month I want to discuss the skills shortage and highlight an initiative that my company is currently working on to assist my clients to address the problem. Just this week a report appeared in the New Zealand Herald discussing how many more skilled people our trades and services need by 2020. The figures are... Read More »

Presidents Report - July 2016

A warm welcome to all our members, and to all who read our Newsflush. With the wet weather periods that have come in the last few weeks we should utilize this time to look at our businesses and our people that make the work we do possible. Take time to think about what you and your staff require in the way of training and documentation which... Read More »

Industry News - July 2016

Invercargill students look towards trade careers -  7th July 2016 – The Southland Times   Plumbing, building, mechanics – there's a lot of skill to be explore in trades, and Southland students are taking it all in. The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation Construction Tour is... Read More »

Tip Top Tech July - Inspections and inspection time for work done

Inspections and inspection time for work done We all are busy people and may have more than one job going at a time but it is very important to pay attention to the inspection and testing of pipe works. Take time to do your job justice and don’t hurry this part of the job, remember to book inspections or have people arrange them in such a... Read More »

Fatigue and the final quarter

We are now well into the third quarter of the year…..yes, I know, where did the time go?! At this time of year I always have a conversation with my clients around the following and felt that I’d use my article to share my thoughts as it’s an issue that everyone should consider.   As the year goes by we all build up... Read More »