URGENT – Entries required in the ASAA Architectural Stone Awards

ASAA will present two more rounds of award entries an the next two editions of Discovering Stone magazine produced by Elite Publishing. The deadline for submission of entries in the next round is 13/9/2018 Entries are required in all categories. Please view the award entry form for advice about required text and images. ASAA will produce each award entry using the supplied images and information. The awards will be adjudicated by members of the AIA.

ASAA form agreement with leading insurance & financial services specialist AB Phillips

The Australian Stone Advisory Association recently reached agreement with AB Phillips, a market leader in regard to provision of a variety of general insurance products and financial services.  ASAA members will gain access to insurance policies which cover general property like tools and equipment, and other services ranging from business interruption, product and public liability, life cover, income protection, motor vehicle and electronic equipment.

Significantly AB Phillips also partner more than 20 leading industry associations including SPASA, the Wood Flooring association and the Glass & Glazing Association.

With 40 years experience in insurance risk and financial services AB Phillips can provide ASAA members with integrated solutions with all services provided under one umbrella. In many instances services are specifically tailored to suit the needs of individual members. Provision of ‘People Services’ such as safety and well being in the workplace, employee and industrial relations support, and OHS audits and reviews are available.

AB Phillips can assist ASAA members to plan for their future with  specialist advice about retirement planning, including super, wealth creation and investment programs.

For more information contact: Ab Phillips 1300 242 136      www.abphillips.com.au

ASAA participate in SafeWork NSW task force

On 24 October, 2017, the NSW Government launched a five year hazardous chemicals strategy with a top priority to protect workers against exposure to crystalline silica. The strategy was developed in consultation with industry associations, unions, medical professionals, government agencies and other peak bodies.

ASAA Technical Committee member Carl Strautins represents ASAA on the SafeWork NSW task force which has been formed to review safety standards in the manufactured stone industry, and all other related industry sectors.

The strategy will include work place assessments, and a drive to create best practice in design of jobs and work practices. It is anticipated that a NSW register will be created in collaboration with Dust Disease Care to monitor occupational lung disease.