Master Painters Association Queensland
Master Painters Association Queensland is a Union of Employers and the Peak Industry body for Painting and Decorating.
"Established by Painters for Painters" Master Painters Association Queensland represents the interests of individuals and companies conducting business in the painting, decorating and sign writing trades.
Master Painters Association Queensland strives to encourage and recognise the highest standards of trade craftsmanship and ethical business practice.
- Assist in the interests of its members and their business to ensure the professional standards of the industry are upheld.
- Provided members with the latest industry updates to ensure legislations and OH&S requirements are met.
- Make a valuable contribution to its members and in particular, to the industry as a whole.
- Deliver the highest quality of accredited training and assessments to members, affiliated industry providers, tradesman and the general public within the painting and decorating industry.
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Actioning unlicensed contracting and ridding the industry of unscrupulous operators also helps to maintain standards within the building industry.
From June 1, building industry subcontractors will be accountable for any defective work they do, in a change to the existing policy, which has seen principal contractors held responsible for the defective work.
Achieving safety compliance today, is no easy challenge, but the greatest challenge to becoming and maintaining that compliance is consistency, consistently following through on the tasks required, performing inductions (company policies, safe work method statements and basic training i.e. manual handling, hazardous substances & PPE training), toolbox meetings, prestart checks, recording incidents and closing them out, monitoring reports.
Having a monthly checklist of tasks required to be completed is a good idea but needs to be consistently followed through on otherwise the list becomes pointless. Record keeping of the above mentioned tasks is also important, most of that information sits idle and may never be used to any great length, until an incident occurs, then it becomes critical to the business’s defence, as well as proof of how safety is taken seriously within the business.
Below is a great link to a compliance checklist at Worksafe.qld.gov.au if you wish to see how compliant your business is.
Launch of film for supervisors of young workers
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has produced a new film titled ‘The right start: Building safe work for young workers’ for supervisors and managers to highlight the key considerations for keeping young people safe at work in the construction industry.
Young workers aged 15-24 years are injured more frequently in the construction industry than older age groups. Around 700 young workers in construction are seriously injured each year. That’s an injury that keeps them off work for at least five days and could affect their ability to work for the rest of their life.
The new film follows two young construction workers throughout their work days to demonstrate how important the role of supervisors and managers are in designing good work and keeping young workers safe. The scenarios highlight the difference between effective and ineffective work design, by providing:
- induction and training
- supervision and feedback
- support and mentoring
Young workers have a unique risk profile because they are more likely to be:
- still developing intellectually, socially and physically
- not experienced enough to notice when a situation becomes risky
- less likely to ask questions or raise safety concerns
- influenced by the behaviour of their workmates – whether that behaviour is right or wrong
For these reasons, simply telling a young worker what the rules are and asking them to speak up if they have concerns is often not effective. Supervisors and managers should consider how well they manage the safety of young workers by ensuring effective induction and training, providing appropriate supervision and feedback, and using support and mentoring to develop the skills and attitudes of their young workers.
Share the film with the managers and supervisors that engage with young workers in your workplace, which can be found at: