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 NEWS 

WFAANZ hits quarter century

This year marks the 25th anniversary of WFAANZ.

 

In 1992 the NSW government banned auto tint altogether, sending shockwaves through the industry and making apparent the urgent need for an association.

           

George Mariotto, long standing committee member, reflects: “I don’t think people realise how close the Aussie auto tint industry was to extinction. The industry, particularly in NSW, went into panic mode when the NSW government banned auto tint in ‘92. The reason was clear – illegal, dark film was so out of control the NSW government’s response was to ban it outright.

“Stores that were tinting 20 to 40 vehicles a week suddenly dropped to two vehicles a week,” George continues. “It took over three months to overturn the ban, during which time the industry Australia wide was going through an enormous period of uncertainty. It is important to note that several stores and one-man operations went out of business during this time.

“Prior to this point, submissions made to relevant state transport authorities by individual companies usually fell on deaf ears, as it was seen to be a self-serving commercial interest. Not to mention that by the early 1990’s most state transport authorities were ‘anti-tint’, and therefore our submissions generally never got past first base”. Once three or four film companies banded together as an industry association, then called the IWFAA, the strength of a collective came behind us.

WFAANZ employed a lobbyist to spearhead discussions with the NSW government, and after considerable time, effort and money, the ban was overturned and the NSW Government agreed to a 35% VLT regulation, 10% external reflection and no retrospective ‘film removal’ requirement for customers who kept their vehicles. Upon sale of the vehicle, the film was to be removed.

George said, “WFAANZ played – and continues to play – an important role in positively changing the mindset of individuals employed in these government authorities to enable fairer discussions and therefore outcomes.

 

“I can tell you with 100% conviction,” he concludes, “…we wouldn’t have had that successful result if we didn’t join forces as an association. And, equally as important, is that the victory sent a signal to all the other road and traffic authorities, resulting in their adaptation of the NSW regulation.”  

 

The association’s initial goals, as stated in its first newsletter from October 1992, were to:

  • Lobby the government for consistent 35% VLT regulations for auto film
  • Create a positive public perception of window film through PR
  • Strengthen member’s knowledge and keep them informed of industry matters
  • Standardise manufacturer’s specifications
  • Coordinate the industry in a crisis

 

Incorporated in April 1992, the association was originally called the International Window Film Association Australasia (IWFAA), essentially an independent branch of the USA’s IWFA. In 2005 the Australian chapter broke away from the IWFA and formed WFAANZ, a stand-alone association exclusively covering the Australian and New Zealand markets.

 

Current president Ally Cronan comments, “WFAANZ was built on a foundation of independence, it’s mission was to protect all Aussie tint businesses - whether they be auto, flat glass, commercial or residential, small or large. This value is still reflected in everything we do today. We’re not about pushing particular products - you’ll notice brands of film are never mentioned in anything we do. We want to grow the industry as a whole. I’ve loved being part of WFAANZ for the last ten years, particularly working with the dedicated, passionate and often colourful characters out there who make up our membership. Here’s to the next 25.”

 

What else happened in Australia in 1992?

  • Paul Keating was Prime Minister
  • The first Big Day Out music festival was held at the Sydney Showground, headlined by the Violent Femmes and Nirvana
  • Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet won the Miles Franklin Award
  • Strictly Ballroom and Romper Stomper were released
  • West Coast Eagles defeated Geelong in the first non-Melbourne-only AFL Grand Final
  • Brisbane Broncos (28) defeated St. George Dragons (8) to win the 84th NSWRL premiership
  • Brownlow Medal was awarded to Footscray’s Scott Wynd
  • Brett Whiteley and Peter Allen passed away
  • It pains me to report that Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus was the number one single on the ARIA charts
  • Jana Wendt took home the Gold Logie
  • Subzero won the Melbourne Cup

BREAKING NEWS: New VLT for QLD

In September 2017 the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) changed the regulation to allow 20% VLT on windows rear of the driver.

 

Details of the revision can be found in Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010, under Part 4 General safety requirements.

 

For all light vehicles (vehicles with a gross vehicle mass not more than 4,500kg), windows rearward of the driver’s seat can now have a VLT of no less than 20%, provided the vehicle has a rear vision mirror on each side.

 

Windows next to or in front of the driver must still adhere to a 35% VLT limit.

 

The 20% and 35% VLT allowances cover the combination of glass and film. So, if window film is applied to privacy glass behind of the driver, for example, the combination of glass and film cannot be any darker than 20% VLT. Installers must be aware of the VLT of the privacy glass before they apply film, to ensure the combination will not exceed the limit.

 

The regulation prohibiting the use of window film (even clear window film) on the greater part of the windscreen remains unchanged.

 

Film with a reflectance of more than 10% must not be used on any windscreen or window.

 

A goods vehicle may have a luminous transmittance of 0% provided the vehicle has a rear vision mirror on each side.

 

WFAANZ has issued a technical bulletin to its members explaining the revisions. Further details can be found in the Minor Modifications – VSI G19.7 document issued by the DTMR, which is available on the WFAANZ website on the AUTO LAWS page. WFAANZ strongly advises anyone involved with the after market application of window film to download the document, study it, and become familiar with the new requirements that are effective immediately.

 

Sudden glass breakage all over the place

News reports from across Australia of random glass breakage of toughened glass panels have been rife this year. Multiple glass balustrades exploding in Perth and Melbourne (made more serious because glass showered the footpaths below), glass shower screens – two where young children were injured, a pool fence in Sydney, a shopfront in Robina – the list goes on.

 

In response, WFAANZ distributed a media release regarding the phenomena and recommending safety film to mitigate the risk of serious injury. Check out our feature story for more information, and links to the reports.

 

Members should be on the look-out for a new WFAANZ Procedure Document outlining the points to consider when handling safety/security film installations. These current news events have thrown a spotlight on the issue, so tinters need to be mindful of the regulations and standard industry practices.

 

Perhaps demonstrating the pervasiveness of the problem, the image right was provided by a distributor member representative, whose daughter experienced an exploding shower screen earlier this year. Thankfully no one was hurt.

 
History lesson

Spontaneous glass breakage is not a new phenomenon. According to Giorgio Marfella, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, an internationally notorious incident of exploding glass took place in Melbourne in the 1960s when a skyscraper, then called ICI House (now Orica House), had 71 glass panels crack and eventually fall.

 

“It was the experience of ICI House in the 1960s that brought the problem of NiS in toughened glass to light. The discovery was due to research work done by Ron Ballantyne, a materials scientist at the CSIRO who investigated the panel breakages on the western façade of ICI House”, stated Marfella in the article When building glass breaks it is a design problem, first published 18 July 2017.

 

This article was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article.

Shopfront shatters in Manly

We don’t know how it happened, but we do know that when three people simultaneously fell through a shopfront window in Sydney’s busy beachfront suburb of Manly, they smashed through the glass. Shards of glass littered the sidewalk and store's interior and all three people were taken to hospital by ambulance. Police were called to contain the site.

 

The business owners promptly contacted TintFX to install safety film on six 8mm float glass panels in their shop, and in the coffee shop next door. Structural silicone was used to secure the film.

 

With each glass panel around 1830 x 3100mm, the owners were advised that the finished glass with safety film would still not meet Australian Standards because of their size. The owners chose to use the film as a temporary safety solution until the float glass could be replaced with clear laminated glass, worth around $3,000 per panel.

 

Label it for safety’s sake

WFAANZ distributor members have attained Grade A safety glazing certification for their 100 micron (4 mil) safety films and thicker. Product compliance to AS/NZS2208 is the responsibility of the window film distributor. It's also the responsibility of the distributor to make available to installers the compliance labels shown right.

 

It is the responsibility of the tinter to apply these labels to each pane of glass when installing safety and security film in accordance with AS1288-2006 Section 5, Criteria for Human Impact (this section requires glass in human impact risk positions - e.g. doors, low level windows, shopfronts, etc. - is safety glass that will break safely).

If you haven’t been given these labels, WFAANZ advises you ask your film supplier about them immediately to ensure you’re covered. 

 
 

Step up on safety

Flat glass film installation may not be a licenced trade, but that doesn’t mean tinters are excluded from strict national guidelines for health and safety on a building site. A perfect example is ladder safety. It may be second nature for flat glass installers to climb a ladder to access high windows, but are you following all the regulations?

 

This checklist may help, and as always WFAANZ recommends you also brush up on all relevant requirements set out in the BCA.

  • Ladders used on site must be industrial-rated with a minimum 120kg load rating
  • Ladders must be maintained, in good working condition and suited for the task at hand
  • Single and extension ladders must be secured at either the top or the bottom
  • Working above the third rung from the top is prohibited (except when on a three-step ladder of course)
  • When on the ladder, you must have three points of contact at all times, e.g. two feet and one hand OR be holding a stable object like a gutter

That last point may get you thinking. Installing a sheet of film requires two hands so how can I maintain three points of contact? That’s where platform ladders come into play – if you don’t have one please consider purchasing one soon for safety’s sake. According to one of our members: “Platform ladders are the only ladders allowed on a number of sites I’ve been on”.

 
Auto report

A comprehensive report on Australia’s automotive industry was launched by Senator Nick Xenophon in Canberra on August 15.

 

Geoff Gwilym, VACC Executive Director, said, “A key finding in the report is Australia’s automotive industry is here to stay. Passenger vehicle manufacturing will cease in October this year, but that is, and always has been, a small component of the entire automotive industry, which is still very robust with 69,365 businesses operating across the country.”

 

Key findings include:

  • Repair and maintenance businesses account for 54% of the $37.1 billion auto industry
  • Motor vehicle retailing accounts for 8.3%
  • Vehicle and parts manufacturing is 4.4% of the industry
  • 96.5% of auto businesses are small and family run enterprises
  • Profit margins for repair/maintenance businesses in 2015/16 was 12.2%

Click here for more info.

Clever calculators                     
Thankfully I have a fast track to the smartest minds in our industry to help answer technical questions. When asked how we figure out the ‘reduction in glare’ percentage…

“Reduction in glare is simply [VT without film – VT with film]. To find the percentage in reduction you divide the reduction by the baseline, which is [(VT without – VT with)/VT without].”

Got it.

Windows sooth the soul

Window film enables greater flexibility in the office, so workers can operate more comfortably and without glare no matter the time of day or temperature outside. There’s another benefit too, with current research indicating that having access to the world outside provides immeasurable benefits on the human psyche, which then impacts a person’s productivity and job satisfaction.

 

According to this Business Insider article, “Office workers who glimpse a tree or two are both happier and more productive; in one analysis, of a university building in Oregon, workers on the greenery-facing side took 19% fewer sick days. If you’re treated in hospital for bipolar disorder, the evidence suggests, you’ll be discharged several days sooner on average if your room is naturally lit. Pupils do worse in tests in windowless classrooms. Even looking at photographs of natural scenes lowers blood pressure.”

 

From Stephen Kellert’s book Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life, “…In one study, for instance, spinal surgery patients in rooms with bright sunlight needed 22 percent less pain medication than patients in darker recovery rooms.”

 

We all knew that sunshine makes you feel better, and now the science proves it. While window film does alter the VLT of the glass, workers who can see the world all day long without blinds or curtains hampering their view will perform better.

 

Price tags

Sacrificial or anti-graffiti film helps businesses, government offices, councils and property managers offset the cost of graffiti and vandalism – a cost that’s quite hard to calculate. Rollings (2008) estimated the cost of criminal damage across Australia, including graffiti, as being over $1.5 billion annually. This is likely to be a conservative estimate given that graffiti and other forms of criminal damage are not always reported to police. 

 

New law protects small businesses

How much does it bug you when you’re asked to sign a contract with another business, and if you question the terms the reply is something like “…that’s our standard contract, if you want our business you must sign it”?

 

Last year a new law against unfair terms in ‘standard form contracts’ was introduced in Australia. A standard form contract is one that has been prepared by one party, where the other party has little or no opportunity to negotiate, i.e. it’s a ‘take it or leave it’ deal.

 

Examples of unfair terms include those that:

  • enable one party (but not another) to avoid or limit their obligations under the contract
  • enable one party (but not another) to terminate the contract
  • penalise one party (but not another) for breaching or terminating the contract
  • enable one party (but not another) to vary the terms of the contract

Click here for more information. 

Renos on the rise

HIA Chief Economist Dr Harley Dale: "In 2016 total renovations activity in NSW grew by 9% to reach a value of nearly $10.3 billion, a level not reached since 2011." NSW is the only State where the spend on renovations has grown over three consecutive years. The outlook was different nationally, with an increase of 2.7% in reno work equating to $33.06 billion. The total value of renovation work is projected to increase to nearly $36 billion by 2020. 

Heating and cooling targets

The NSW government announced that starting July 2017 energy targets will increase and thermal comfort settings in BASIX will change. BASIX is the Building Sustainability Index, setting targets for energy and water reduction in new homes based on a home’s size, location and occupants. The new energy targets will increase by around 10% for homes and low-rise units and 5% for mid to high rise units.

 

Department of Planning and Environment predicts the increased energy efficiency of households will help save over $500 million over 50 years. 

 

Billy breaks bad

Every once in a while, a window story comes my way that makes me smile. This is one of those times. Need a compelling reason to convince a client to install security/safety film on their shopfront window? Show them this video of a goat viciously smashing the glass doors of a Colorado office with its head. We’ll never know what prompted the outburst, but it proves that you never really know who your enemies are.  

FEATURE STORY 
Random glass explosions prompt safety warning from WFAANZ

The recent spate of exploding glass balustrades, shower screens, pool fences and shop windows in residential and commercial buildings across the country has prompted the Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand (WFAANZ) to issue a safety warning to the construction industry.

 

In these incidents toughened or tempered glass materials appear to explode for no reason.

 

Two different Victorian apartment blocks have experienced exploding balcony balustrade panes this year. In Perth this June, a shower screen suddenly shattered while a four-year-old boy was taking a shower. Similarly, a Sydney mum called an ambulance in September 2016 after a shattered shower screen cut her three-month-old baby’s face. In Sydney this January two sisters, one eight months pregnant, were sitting next to a pool fence when it suddenly shattered. Shoppers at Robina Town Centre in Queensland were startled when a shopfront window unexpectedly exploded in June this year.

 

Apart from physical impact or damage to glass edges, the most common cause of glass explosions in toughened glass is a phenomenon called ‘Nickel Sulphide inclusion’.

 

Invisible to the human eye, NiS is a tiny particle that can form inside glass during manufacture. NiS particles naturally expand during the lifespan of the glass, and usually never cause a problem. Toughened glass is about four times the strength of normal glass. Its strength comes from a balance of tensile and compression forces put into the glass during manufacturing. Sometimes the expansion of NiS particles disrupts the balance of these forces inside the glass, causing spontaneous explosion of the ENTIRE pane.

 

To help protect against injury, damage and potential litigation resulting from spontaneous glass explosions, WFAANZ suggests the application of a safety film, which essentially creates a membrane that holds the glass together if it shatters, so instead of falling onto persons or property, the glass remains stuck to the film.

 

Ally Cronan, WFAANZ President, said, “The recent incidents of random glass explosions are alarming as they have the potential to be life-threatening. While toughened glass is designed to fragment into small cube-like pieces when broken, it can still pose a serious injury risk as the cubes can ‘clump’ together and sharp edges can be present.

 

“There is no way of predicting which installed toughened glass products could fail,” Ally continues. “So when it comes to toughened glass, it’s best to err on the side of caution because the risk of injury to anyone nearby is so extreme. Safety film presents a permanent, invisible and cost-effective solution to the risks associated with very unpredictable and dangerous threat of toughened glass explosion.”

 

Homes, offices and government buildings around the world use safety film to help protect against broken glass from bomb blast, extreme weather or spontaneous explosion. It can be applied to any smooth glass surface, internally or externally, and comes in a range of different colours and thicknesses (the thicker the film, the stronger the substrate it’s applied to becomes). Solar control, UV reduction safety film is also available.

 

Security film can also be used as a temporary safety solution, to protect builders from injury when removing windows, doors or large glass panels from a site.

 

Professional window film installers who are members of WFAANZ abide by a strict code of practice, and can offer specific advice on each building’s unique safety requirements.

 

If you’d like to read more, you can view the media articles here:

 

Link to story and footage of the exploding glass balustrades in Carlton and Brunswick, Victoria, 2017

Link to story regarding the Perth shower screen incident, June 2017

Link to story regarding the Sydney shower screen incident, September 2016

Link to story regarding the pool fence explosion in Sydney, January 2017

Link to story regarding shopfront window explosion in Robina, June 2017

 

 ASK AWAY

Demystifying the Tiguan

We tinted a new Tiguan recently for a dealership, but they told us the wrong film. So, when it came back we stripped the rear screen with the steamer and all the lines came off with it. Question is, have you heard any other reports of this happening?

This question was put to our members to see what people’s experiences were regarding demister bars. Here are the responses, stated verbatim*…

“We have never had a problem with those cars but we don’t do too many off them, the car we have had problems with is the Volvo s90 sedan. This car the demisters have come off buy me just mounting the film on and moving it slightly, demisters partly came off in all areas will the film was wet was not even dry, have done a few of these cars and it has only happened on two these particular Volvos, so tinters beware when doing these cars.”

“We have had exactly same issue with a new model Tiguan rear screen, wrong film specified! and demister came away with the film, the dealer changed the rear screen glass at their cost, they told us we would have to pay if it happened again and we told them that it is an issue with the car and we would not be taking any responsibility for rear demisters during film removal, as we do with any car that requires removal of film over any demister. Most cars do not have an issue unless over 10 years old, I redid the Tint on my wife's 2010 Tiguan and did not have a demister issue so the new Tiguan definitely has a problem. Keep in mind that I have been Tinting since 1978 and have done plenty of film removals, 9.5 out of 10 demisters still work after removal, I do not think that the Tinter in question could have saved the demister, no matter what method of removal he could have used.”

“This has been happening since the birth of Christ. Unfortunately, the installer is responsible. There is no standard for film removal of rear screens with demister bars – steaming is just one method. There are numerous variables, glue strength, amount of steam used, removal process, post cleaning process and many more.”

“Some adhesives are very strong and can pull the bar off, your best to open the tail gate, place a sheet across the opening and use magnets to hold the sheet in place, magnets we use for sign writing, Put the steamer on the sheet but facing the window and close the tailgate down but not squashing the hose. Leave it for 1 hour, and open all the doors and run a fan near by to take any steam away from the hood lining. You need to get plenty of moisture back into the film so it will release the glue from the glass. 99% of the time the glue will come off with the film with minimal cleaning of glue. Yes we have had bars come off, and only because they didn’t follow this procedure. Hope this helps.”

*These replies were not written by WFAANZ

 

Cyclone testing is a blow out

We have a customer who is moving a portable building to a location that has a C2 building rating. The new location is in a cyclone area, known as Region C. The glass in the building is currently rated to N3. Is there a film we can apply and certify that would bring the N3 up to C2 rating?

The answer is that it’s highly unlikely that any film can be used.

Prior to the 2011 update of AS/NZS1170 it was possible to qualify for region C with security films. However, in the 2011 update they vastly increased the impact force/speed testing requirements to meet cyclone region ratings.

To demonstrate, against the advice of one of our technical experts a glazier did some impact testing to the new code using the strongest film option possible. Unfortunately, the timber projectile that was fired into the window to simulate a cyclone went straight through.

It is the understanding of WFAANZ that distributors of films here in Australia have not qualified their films for ASNZS1170.2 because of the new, extreme testing criteria.

The other issue with the code is you need to test the specific window, it’s not like human impact certification where you can test to a generic size and then you’re good to go. Each glass/frame/dimension combination has to be tested individually.

IF your customer had many of the housing units to install and IF there were not many different types of windows then you could justify doing the testing but I would be shocked if anyone could ever pass it as mentioned, because the latest code is massively severe.

No stress

We have an insurance claim on a large commercial project and were wondering if you could help us. We require technical information about thermal stress. We understand there is plenty of information on the web about this, however, we would appreciate your expert opinion.

WFAANZ has released a technical bulletin all about thermal stress. Download it here - part one and part two. Remember, this and all our other materials produced for members can be found in the member’s only area of the WFAANZ website. Members can email info@wfaanz.org.au for your login details.

Certification for all

Is WERS accreditation offered to installers only?

We’ve had many people who work for film distributors or installation businesses become accredited, it’s not just for installers. As it’s the only form of independent certification for our entire industry, its value lies in your ability to promote yourself as having accreditation, which sets you apart from competitors and helps establish trust with your potential customers. It’s also a great way to train staff to become experts at window film and energy. Download the brochure here for more info.

MARKETING
Industry reacts to contractor directory

Never have I announced a WFAANZ marketing initiative that’s stirred up so much interest and positive feedback from tinters.

 

The buzz surrounds plans for a new tinter contractor directory on the WFAANZ website. It’s a page containing the name and contact details plus the experience and credentials of tinters who are available for contract work. The opportunity to advertise for free on the page is open to everyone nationally - auto and flat glass tinters, WFAANZ members and non-members.

 

Access to the page itself, however, will be restricted to members only.

 

Say you’re in the enviable position of securing a huge project or you’re suddenly swamped with a stack of vehicles and need an extra tinter or two. You can visit the page, find experienced tinters who are willing to work on a contract basis, and give them a call.

 

If you’d like to advertise your services on the directory and haven’t yet submitted your details, click here to download the form, and email it to me once completed.

 

The directory will be up and running by the end of October.

 
Something for South Australia

Five hundred copies of a special Window film and energy brochure were printed for distribution at the Energy Efficiency Expo and Seminar held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 9 August 2017.

 

The brochure sought to educate attendees about the suitability of window film when conducting green renovations, while pointedly recommending our South Australian WFAANZ members as the installers to contact for a quote or more info.

 

Attendees of the event included building and facility managers, council and government officials, builders and architects – as well as South Australian business owners looking to make their business more energy efficient. The event was opened by Premier Jay Weatherill MP, and the City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese addressed the crowd.

 

Click here to download a copy of the flyer – front page and back page.  

 

If there is a local event you would like to get involved with, members can contact me (ally@acpublicrelations.com.au) for advice and assistance.

Winter was here

To help keep the marketing fires burning over winter WFAANZ released a Low E infographic, which our members could use to promote the benefits of Low E film. Contact me for a copy if you never received it, or download from the Materials page in the members only area of the website. 

 
Facing facts

If you’re one of the 341 people who follow WFAANZ on Facebook you’ll know it’s not written for consumers. It’s for Aussie tinters. It lets me inform the entire industry about news and relevant issues, while keeping members updated on WFAANZ activities.

 

But I would say it serves another, meatier purpose - to help our members’ businesses.

How? By giving you ready-made content for your own Facebook page.

 

Anyone responsible for updating a business Facebook page knows the value of content. It’s hard to come up with things to post every day. Yes, you can post images of jobs you’ve done, I’d even encourage you to do so, but Facebook success lies in variety and interest. By liking our page, reading our posts and liking or sharing them with your followers you’re getting relevant and reliable posts to make your social media undertaking a little easier. You’re welcome.

 
Real estate angle

A recent survey of 10,000 Australian and 185,000 global respondents revealed 29% of home renovations are undertaken by those who recently bought their home, ‘Houzz & Home Australia’ survey from Houzz.

 

How does this affect flat glass tinters?

 

Getting to know local real estate agents to access new home owners in the area suddenly makes perfect marketing sense. You could offer their clients a 10% discount, so they win by giving their client a value add and you win by getting solid leads. They may be willing to hand out your business card or flyer to their clients, participate in joint local advertising, or the relationship could be as simple as your meeting them to discuss window film, so they know the facts when conducting home viewings/walk throughs.

MEMBER SERVICES 

The industry elite

Congratulations to Liam Cummings and Jonathan Delacruz from Universal Tint & Auto, and Jeff Egerton from Hunter Valley Elite Window Tinting for gaining their WERS For Film certification recently. They’re now able to promote themselves as WERS For Film accredited, which provides a massive marketing advantage when talking to new clients – particularly those concerned with energy efficiency.

 

Click here to learn more about WERS For Film, or email info@wfaanz.org.au for more information.

Don’t fake it

One thing that gets my goat – tinters who falsely claim WFAANZ membership. I just don’t get it. You obviously see the value in promoting yourself as a WFAANZ member, and want the credibility of being part of the peak industry body, so why not just join? It works out to be less than $6 a week. In any case, I ask all businesses who use the WFAANZ logo and position yourself as a member to ensure your membership is current. Here’s a WFAANZ membership application form just in case.

 
Keep an eye on us

Thank you to everyone who attended to WFAANZ AGM and committee meeting in July. It was a productive session, where once again, commercial agendas were checked at the door so ideas on how to grow the entire industry could be explored.

 

I know it’s not easy to attend association events like these, and while all members can nominate themselves for a seat on the committee, you may not have the time throughout the year to fulfil the required duties. That’s why we like to keep everything transparent by giving you plenty of notice on meeting dates and uploading the marketing reports to the members only area of the website, so you know what we’re up to. Let me know if you need login info.         

Card dealers

We’ve had a surge of orders for our business-card sized VLT cards lately. The cards enable the user to check whether the auto tint is within the 35% limit. While not as accurate as a digital reader, the cards are extremely popular with police who can keep them on them at all times. If you’re interested in purchasing they are available through the secretariat at $2 each plus GST. 

 

Time’s up

Late payers: we entreat you to contact the WFAANZ secretariat on 02 9498 2768 immediately if you haven’t paid your 2017 – 2018 invoice yet. Your membership is a whisker off being cancelled.  

 

Keen to join the team?

Installers wanting to join WFAANZ can contact us here for more info about what's involved. This has been another bumper year for the association in terms of what we've delivered to members - contractor directory, event participation, media articles, technical bulletins and info sheets.

 

Our member benefit document explains why WFAANZ was formed, what we do, fee allocations and what's involved with membership. Download here.

 

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