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FOOTBALL fans might notice a familiar face at the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association.

Former Dockers and St Kilda AFL star Brett Peake has been appointed State Business Development Manager for the Association.

Following the recent restoration of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), guidance material is now available on the ABCC website to help contractors navigate their way through recent changes.

Good reason to celebrate

Each year World Plumbing Day is celebrated around the globe on 11 March. Typically a range of industry-focused events are held along with media publicity achieved to remind the world just how important our profession is to public health and environmental sustainability. But few people really understand the significance of plumbing as a major contributor to improving lives and advancing human endeavours.

THERE has long been a perception that safety is too expensive, time consuming and nothing but a ”nice-to-have” in small business.

But for owners and managers of plumbing businesses across Western Australia, the fact is safety is a mandatory obligation.

THE wellbeing of our State’s plumbing workforce needs to take centre stage in 2017.

For many reasons, safety has largely been overlooked by the vast majority of plumbers in WA.

I’ve personally seen this over many years, both in my role as CEO of the Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of WA, and also as a former business owner and plumbing contractor.

But here’s the rub. Whether we like it or not, much like our annual tax return, we can’t avoid it any longer.


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