05 Dec Industry Bodies
Within every industry there are a number of peak bodies that offer businesses support, protection, advice and accreditation. Plumbing and gas are no exception. At AK Gas and Plumbing we see the benefits of being a part of these industry bodies and have linked in with a number of them to access support when required. In fact, we believe so strongly in this that we have created our own Facebook page called Plumbers Brisbane, designed to connect plumbers across Australia and provide support and assistance within the trade. Before we take a look at the industry bodies we are a part of, let’s look at the benefits of joining a peak bodies.
Benefits of joining industry bodies:
Many businesses ask what the benefit of joining an industry bodies is especially if they are required to pay a membership or fee to join. However, asking this question is very important and shows that a business is serious about how it can grow and develop. There is no point joining thousands of industry bodies if they are not the right ones for you and do not provide you with some benefit. An industry body should provide the following benefit/s:
- An opportunity to network and unite with other like-minded professionals
- An opportunity to have a voice within your field
- Opportunities for professional development and the learning of new skills
- Opportunities to find out about industry trends and how these might impact you
- Opportunities for advice and support from experienced people within the field
- Opportunities to promote your business
- Recognition that you are a qualified and trusted business
- Reassurance for customers and contractors
AK Gas and Plumbing have joined the following industry bodies and see them as pivotal in the growth and development of the company. These industry bodies are worth taking a look at however, as mentioned above, ensure that you join those groups that are best suited to you and your business.
Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ):
The Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) is the peak industry body representing plumbing contractors throughout Queensland, from sole operators through to medium sized plumbing businesses and large contracting firms. The MPAQ provides a member portal that has access to a range of information and courses, both accredited and non-accredited that can be undertaken by its members. This association is also a place where customers can enquire about who is registered as a master plumber and thus encourages work for those businesses who are members. For more information please click here.
GreenPlumbers® is an innovative training and accreditation program that assists plumbers, inspectors and other building officials in understanding their roles in the environment and public health. The training and accreditation program offered was developed in conjunction with the RMIT University in Melbourne ensuring that it is relevant and of high quality. Some examples of the training run by GreenPlumbers include climate care, solar hot water, water efficient technology and caring for our water. To find out more about GreenPlumbers visit this webpage.
The Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc.
The Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc. (BPAA) is a professional body specifically dedicated to Backflow Prevention. The BPAA is made up of volunteers from across its membership base that have specific knowledge in the area of backflow prevention. The BPAA offers membership meetings, opportunities to network, advice, training and support in new and emerging technologies and explanations in any changes to legislation. For more information click here.
The Queensland Gas Association (QGA):
The QGA is an Association run by professionals for professionals, ensuring that gas business remains viable for future generations. QGA advocates for gas safety awareness and carries out gas approvals of individual type a gas device. For more information on the QGA please follow this link
As mentioned above, Plumbers Brisbane is a Facebook group created and managed by our Managing Director Cameron. Its purpose is to connect plumbers and those directly related to the plumbing industry together. With daily growth and over 900 members, it provides a place for plumbers to keep up to date with any regulation changes within the industry as well as any changes to local council requirements. It has proven to be a valuable asset to many within the plumbing industry. Follow this link to join Plumbers Brisbane Facebook page.
Why not take some time to invest in the industry bodies relevant to your business? We have found them to be a useful tool and they play a vital role in the growth and development of AK Gas and Plumbing. Contact AK Gas and Plumbing so that we can chat to you directly about your project and reassure any concerns you may have. We are contactable in the following ways:
- Phone: 07 30533405
- Email: [email protected]akgp.com.au
- Instagram and Facebook: akgasandplumbing