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BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER
FTMA has partnered with Catie Paterson HR Business Consulting to develop a HR Platform for FTMA Members.
The portal includes checklists, fact sheets, award breakdowns and short videos answer HR FAQs. Everything you need to do from a HR perspective when hiring new employees is covered.
Industrial Relations & WHS Support:
FTMA has created a wide range of Industrial Relations & WHS Fact Sheets for members to be used as a quick guide.
FTMA wants members to use FTMA as its first port of call and if we don’t know the answer, we will find the right place for you to call and get back to you.
Let us know the services you want to see created.
Conditions of Employment:
It is important that all FTMA Members employ people under the right conditions. To ensure members are aware of their responsibilities with regards to the Timber Industry Award, in conjunction with IR experts we have developed a Conditions of Employment template which members can put on their own letterhead and adapt to suit their companies needs ensuring both you and employees are covered. This is all included in our HR Portal.
Commercial Credit Application, Terms of Trade, Guarantee & Indemnity:
FTMA sought Legal advice through AB Phillips Credit department to create a Commercial Credit Application, Terms of Trade, Guarantee & Indemnity form for members which they can download from the member’s only section the website (being upgraded) and put on your letterhead, customising to your own business. Recently a builder tried to claim the form was faulty and denied a fabricators claims, but upon checking with AB Phillip’s legal team, we have been able to support the fabricator and highlight that the form is air tight and the builder was just trying to bully the fabricator. This usually costs anywhere up to $3000 to produce, but we provide this to members for free.
Carbon Warrior is FTMA’s environmental arm that aims to create a greener future by tackling the built environment’s impact on climate change.
As the world continues to tackle the climate crisis, it is important that those within the built environment acknowledge their impact on climate change and attempt to reduce emissions.
One of the easiest ways to reduce embodied emissions is by using renewable materials, and currently timber is the most prominent and versatile building material that provides an answer to the climate crisis.
FTMA Members have the exclusive opportunity to be a Carbon Warrior program partner and be recognised as Carbon Warriors. This program partnership entitles members to use the Carbon Warrior logos in line with the licensing agreement.
FTMA has committed much needed funding towards the development of the FTMA Industry Based Traineeships in Timber Systems Design.
Part of this process was to begin by changing the titles with Estimators and Detailers now names of the past and the new Timber Systems Design Team with their newly titled positions being part of our exciting future.
There is a lot of work to be done and even though everyone needed this ten years ago, we are now determined to take step by step to ensure this training helps build the skills in the Australian Frame and Truss industry for generations to come.
FTMA represents the Australian frame & truss industry on the Australian Standards committees and a range of skills and Worksafe, Training and Industry Development committees ensuring fabricators can go about their business ensuring they are being represented.
Representation by FTMA ensures our industry message is going out in a uniformed manner with the interests of fabricators at the forefront of all decision making.