1. Discount and Benefits

MRCAA members are entitled to MBA member discounts and benefits.
Attached is the MBA Member Discounts and Benefits brochure outlining the current member offering.

2. Information

MRCAA members will receive MBA publications and member emails.

3. Industrial Relations

Free phone and/or meeting advice service – assistance with dispute resolution appropriate to members fee level - MBA member rate for ‘paid for’ services e.g. employee agreements – access to Circulars on IR matters – information on IR issues affecting roof plumbing.

4. OHS

Free phone and/or meeting advice service - MBA member rate for ‘paid for’ services – access to Circulars on general OHS and Safety Alerts – information in relation to OHS matters affecting roof plumbing.

5. Legal

Free phone and/or meeting advice service - MBA member rate for ‘paid for’ services.

6. Training

MBA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and currently provides RPL and an assessment service for experienced practitioners applying for the Roof Plumbing Cert III.

MBA undertake a broad range of training courses including providing training for the bonded asbestos card and asbestos supervisors’ card.

Currently MBA offers Cert III by assessment in 23 trades, numerous Cert IV certificates, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Building.

MRCAA members may access training courses at the MBA member rate.

7. Apprenticeship

MBA is a Group Training Organisation (GTO) and currently employs apprentices across 20 trades including roof plumbers.

The three major advantages for a host employer of an apprentice in the MBA GTO include:

  • MBA carries the injury/workers comp liability for the apprentice.
  • The host employer administration support of an apprentice is signing the weekly timesheet
  • An apprentice may be handed back to the MBA with 2 weeks’ notice.

Master Builders will commence a program whereby roof apprentices may be provided to MRCAA members as host employers.

8. Insurance

MBA Insurance Service (MBAIS) is a fully fledged insurance brokerage engaging experienced building industry practitioners and provides a comprehensive range of insurance products.

MRCAA members may access MBAIS at MBA member rates.

Insurance products include construction and public liability insurance designed to contemplate the contractual arrangements commonly found in roofing building work. MBAIS can assist MRCAA members with the following insurances:

1 Property Insurance
Insuring all the static assets of the Member, consisting of : Buildings, Office Equipment, Money, Computer Equipment, Tools, Plant and Equipment against loss or damage from Fire, Storm, Theft, Accidental Damage

2 Motor Vehicle Insurance
Insuring the Members motor vehicles for both Own Damage as well as damage to Third Party Motor Vehicles and Property

3 Public/Products Liability
Insuring the Members Legal Liability for both personal injury and third party property damage resulting from carrying out their Business activities, and their Products, which includes the work performed.

4 Construction Insurance
Insuring work in progress, for any loss or damage resulting from Fire, Storm, Theft, Vandalism, Accidental Damage, including cover for any Difference in Conditions or Deductibles where the Principal has arrange Insurance.

5 Contractors Plant and Equipment Insurance
Insuring the Members Tools, Plant including Hired in Plant, Cranes, Site Sheds, Mobile Plant whilst located anywhere in Australia, including whilst in transit, storage, and whilst being assembled or disassembled.

6 Insurance Bonds
An alternative method of providing contractual retentions, which does not impact on working capital, or the available of funding, available via normal lending arrangements.

7 Professional Indemnity Insurance
Insuring the Members against legal costs and awards that may be made against them for professional negligence, the cover is geared to Design and Construct projects, but it is increasing appearing in Contracts, so may be an issue, on other projects.

9. Regional Offices

MRCAA members will have access to MBA Regional Offices in Albury, Ulladulla, Gosford, Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Ballina.

Support to the MRCAA

The MBA will provide support for MRCAA where it is able; this support may include but is not limited to:

  • MBA from time to time will provide important member Circulars and alerts to the MRCAA for it to co-badge and distribute to its members – particularly for matters related to the MRCAA industry sector.
  • MBA staff may present (when invited) at MRCAA bi-monthly meetings e.g. an IR update, a presentation by MBAIS National Technical Services Manager.
  • Where requested by the MRCAA the MBA may augment the MRCAA relationship with WorkCover
  • If requested by MRCAA the MBA may support the MRCAA in dealing with the government.

MBA Terms and Conditions may apply to this area.


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