Australian and New Zealand Insulation Associations working together

News posted on 17.09.2014 on Corporate and Insulation and Research & developement

Infolink.com.au has reported (03/09/2014) on a new cooperative agreement

between insulation associations across the Tasman to share installation and
training knowledge.

Recent meetings held in Auckland were attended by Insulation Australia
(IA), the Insulation Association of New Zealand (IAONZ) and the Insulation
Council of Australia and New Zealand (ICANZ).  The groups agreed to
collectively develop and improve installation installer training, knowledge
and development.

ICANZ chief executive, Dennis D'Arcy, said that most Standards for
insulation in Australia and New Zealand have recently been reviewed and
updated.

He said that the meeting between the associations was a chance to share
knowledge and have practical input into the regulatory reviews and
standards.  He said it was more effective than "re-inventing the wheel both
sides of the Tasman."

Mr D'Arcy added that by sharing research reports, the groups are better
equipped to provide the relevant consumer insulation information for both DIY
and professional installers.

President of IAONZ, Hamish Aitkin, said that their Association was set up
to provide support required for the government to effectively deliver the
'Warm Up New Zealand' programme.

The news of this Trans-Tasman agreement came just as Australian Prime
Minister, Tony Abbott, tabled the Royal Commission report on the
Government's Home Insulation Program.