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The Timber Trade Industrial Association represents over 350 companies in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, the ACT and Tasmania. The TTIA represents companies such as Hume Doors, Swadlings Timber & Hardware, J H Williams Group, Hurfords Hardwoods and Wholesale, D & R Henderson, and members of major industry-related associations including the Tree Contractors Association.
Our membership base is wide and includes harvesting operators, manufacturers, sawmillers, tree contractors/arborists, timber joinery, frames and truss fabricators, and merchants (timber, retail). The membership thus allows the TTIA to have a full understanding of the Timber and Building Products Industries.
The TTIA is the only EMPLOYER ASSOCIATION specifically representing the entire timber and building products industry and therefore enabling us to exert major influence upon Governments, Unions, and other statutory bodies.
No other employer association can serve your workplace relations needs as well as the TTIA. The services listed below are all covered in your annual subscription.
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Workplace Health & Safety
Workplace Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation Scheme
Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) and Workers’ Compensation (WC) are two issues which have to be effectively managed in any business wishing to make a profit. Employers (PCBU’s) have important responsibilities under the WH&S Legislation to provide a safe workplace for workers and others entering the workplace. Failure to comply with this responsibility can result in heavy fines instigated by a SafeWork prosecution.
TTIA employs a full time experienced safety manager and an experienced Solicitor to assist employers in the timber products industry throughout Australia comply with their WH&S legal responsibilities.
TTIA assists Members with their WH&S in the following ways:
Assisting Members with their WH&S documentation
SafeWork and the courts expect all companies to have a documented safety system in place which is effectively implemented. For many small to medium sized companies this is very difficult due to time and production pressures. To help companies comply with these demands, TTIA has produced a safety system for the timber products industry. Also, we can assist companies adapt this system to their own workplace and provide training in its effective implementation.
Conducting Safety Assessments at Your Workplace
TTIA also conducts safety assessments of your workplace to identify potential hazards and outline cost-effective ways you can control these hazards.
Considering that TTIA WH&S staff have considerable knowledge and practical experience within the timber products industry, our recommendations on hazard control in the harvesting, sawmilling, frame and truss, timber/board manufacturing, and timber wholesale and retail sectors of the industry are of the highest quality.
TTIA not only helps Members to develop their safety system, we also audit their system to ensure it is being implemented effectively.
Offering engineering solutions to WH&S problems
Many companies rely on TTIA’s expert advice in hazard control. Whether it is about specific timber machinery, manual handling, or maintenance issues, TTIA will use its experience in the industry to help you comply with SafeWork requirements.
If SafeWork’s requirements are impractical, TTIA will consult with SafeWork on the Member’s behalf to come up with a workable solution.
TTIA also offers many WH&S and WC-accredited training courses for managers, supervisors, safety representatives, and workers at a cost-effective price. Some of these courses include:
- WH&S Risk Management course.
- Managing WH&S safety systems.
- Manual handling training course.
- How to use fire fighting equipment.
- Fire warden training course.
- Incident investigation training.
- Safety representative training.
Available on the phone whether the question concerns a specific WC claim or safety query, TTIA staff are willing to find the answer for you:
- Safety query on legislation
- Manual handling
- Hazardous substances
- Safety documentation
TTIA carries out noise surveys of your workplace to test whether your machinery and equipment conforms to the 85 dBA standard as outlined in Legislation or to ensure your hearing protection is adequate.
TTIA also has our own solicitor to assist Members in the event of a SafeWork Prosecution. TTIA is respected by the Chief Industrial Magistrates because of their knowledge and expertise in the Industry and to date have been able to resolve prosecutions to Members’ satisfaction.
Consultation with Government Bodies
TTIA represents Members through consultation with SafeWork and other government bodies in relation to the formulation of WH&S and WC Legislation, Regulations, Industry Codes of Practice, and Australian Standards.
Safety Operating Procedures
TTIA has safety operating procedures for machinery in the harvesting, sawmilling, timber dressing, and frame and truss sectors of the timber industry.
Workers Compensation Issues
TTIA helps Members with numerous Workers’ Compensation issues including:
- Premium determinations
- Claims estimates
- Insurance matters
- Individual claims
- Termination on WC
- Suitable duties
- Negotiation with insurance companies
- Employer obligations
- Claims management
TTIA has a qualified practicing solicitor on staff to assist with the delivery of employment law services. Discussion of other legally related issues is also available and assistance will be given where appropriate.
TTIA Legal manages employment-related litigations including:
- Unfair dismissals
- General protection claims
- Industrial disputes
- Discrimination claims
- Workplace Health & Safety prosecutions
- Fair Work Ombudsman matters
- Workplace investigations
- Enterprise bargaining
TTIA Legal provides specialist advice to an industry it understands, at competitive hourly rates. Members needing to discuss a legal problem are invited to contact Janet Gilbert on (02) 9264 0011 or by emailing email@example.com
Access Member-Only Resources
TTIA also offers a broad range of resources to help its members. To get access to these simply click below to start your membership registration process today.
Effective human resource management is central to ensuring an organisation’s success. TTIA’s experienced industrial officers provide advice and assistance in all employment related issues.
Telephone Advisory Service
Phone (02) 9264 0011 – TTIA staff can assist Members with:
• Wage rates
• Annual leave payments
• Personal/carer’s leave
• Hours of work
• Disciplinary matters
• Termination of employment
• Interpretation and advice on provisions within the National Employment Standards and Modern Awards
TTIA supplies members with information and updates on changes to the Timber Industry Award 2020 and any other relevant modern award ensuring Members are aware of their legal obligations.
TTIA Members receive support and advice as well as representation before industrial tribunals from our experienced Solicitor should they encounter industrial problems from unions, solicitors, consultants, or employees. These matters are managed by TTIA Legal at discounted member rates. Employers receiving an industrial claim on any employment issues can contact their TTIA representative who will act promptly to represent their interests.
Awards & Summary Sheets
Members are regularly updated when award rates are varied. These summary sheets are a quick reference to current minimum award rates and basic award conditions.
These can be found on the Member Resources Page (for logged-in users).