New industry body takes steps to make buildings safer (Architecture & Design magazine - April 2019)
The Australian Balustrade Association (ABA) has been launched at a time when the construction industry is grappling over issues like the non-compliant use of flammable cladding and the cracking of the Opal Tower apartment block. Read More.
New national body to promote stair and balcony safety (AU Manufacturing - March 2019)
The construction industry is in the spotlight over multiple issues to do with compliance and safety, especially of cheap imported substitute products. Industry leaders have responded by launching a new professional body to promote safety and certification standards for balustrades – the supported railings that are found everywhere in our cities and homes. Read More.
Safety survey announced at ABA launch (AU Manufacturing - March 2019)
The newly launched Australian Balustrade Association has announced a national survey as part of its plan to ‘get serious’ about safety. The association’s launch, at Elite Glass in Melbourne on Thursday, was well-attended by industry leaders, founding members and Victorian Skills Commissioner, Neil Coulson. Speakers called for the industry to work together to eradicate the duplication and contradiction caused by non-uniform regulatory standards around the country.
ABA Newsletter - Engineering & Testing standards must be reviewed according to ABA survey
Results from the Australian Balustrade Association’s (ABA) recent industry survey have highlighted ‘improvements in engineering & testing standards’ and ‘clarification of certification processes’ as the priority issues for the sector. Read More.
ABA Video Partnership for members
The Australian Balustrade Association (ABA) has added video production to the business services offered to its members. ‘The sector can only benefit from promoting and sharing information on great Australian design and innovation as powerfully as possible. Video is undoubtedly a popular and effective medium for marketers, customers and suppliers alike,’ said ABA Executive Director, Patrizia Torelli. Read More.
ABA Newsletter - WHS Laws, Safety statistics in manufacturing
Safe Work Australia has released guidance material to help small business owners or operators understand their responsibilities under WHS laws. The manufacturing industry has a high number of work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses. From 2003 to 2015, manufacturing had the fourth highest proportion of fatalities according to industry type, representing 9% (275) of all worker fatalities. Read More.