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AWARDS & EVENTS DISCOUNTS

Members are entitled to receive special discounts on Master Builders events tickets and awards entries.

CONTRACTS

Master Builders offers a broad range of commercial and residential building contracts that are specifically tailored to assist businesses and clients to meet the regulatory requirements associated with the construction and building process.

MEMBERS
Members are entitled to purchase building contracts at discounted prices. Please login to the member area to receive the discounts.

NON-MEMBERS
Members of the public can purchase contracts at standard prices. Click here to view and buy our contracts.

WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Master Builders’ extensive knowledge of employment and industrial relations is based on the long term experience of our staff. We can provide confidential and relevant advice or professional assistance to members in a wide variety of business matters. Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Employee and subcontractor working arrangements
  • Industrial advocacy
  • Redundancy, portable long service and superannuation obligations
  • Termination of employment policies
  • Wage rates and award provisions
  • Workplace and enterprise bargaining agreements
  • Current union campaigns

LEGAL

Legal advice and assistance is available to all members as part of their membership. We can assist you with:

  •  The selection, completion and interpretation of contracts
  • The tendering process and procedures
  • Copyright matters
  • Dispute resolution between parties through mediation, arbitration and adjudication
  • The interpretation of the legislation and regulations
  • Free legal guidance: members are entitled to obtain up to 15 minutes of free legal advice provided by Jackson McDonald Lawyers on 1300 651 959.

INSURANCE

One of the unique benefits that MBA Insurance Services can provide to Master Builders members is the depth of resources drawn from the greater Master Builders movement with insurance and risk advice for businesses operating in the sectors of the building and construction industry, whether principal or developer, building contractor or sub-contractor, investor or financier, commercial or residential.

  • Check how MBA Insurance can help you protect your assets, business and employers.
  • Visit MBA Insurance website for more information.

MEMBER SAVINGS

Members can enjoy additional cost savings through our growing Savings Scheme.

TRAINING

Master Builders is a Registered Training Provider with the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia. Our Training Centre takes great pride in offering training courses that meet the needs of employers, employees, contractors, supervisors and managers in the building and construction industry.

Our training courses are continually reviewed and updated to include the latest legislation, codes and standards. The majority of them are subsidised by the Construction Training Fund, with Master Builders’ bulk billing arrangement with the CTF, enabling participants to only pay for the remaining balance of the course. We only use trainers who are qualified and have relevant industry experience. We have an established relationship with a number of alliance partners as well as contract trainers that allows us to offer a wide range of training courses.

  • Click here to view our wide range of accredited and non accredited courses and print out the course flyer and registration form.

SAFETY

Established in 1989, the Master Builders Safety Department provides a range of safety services designed to support members and the general public meet requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (1984) and supporting Regulations (1996).

Master Builders provides Safety Services throughout the metropolitan district and in regional areas of Western Australia.Master Builders also provide a variety of safety services designed to support members and the general public to meet the requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (1984) and supporting Regulations (1996). Our services include, but are limited to:

SITE INSPECTIONS AND SAFETY AUDITS
Master Builders have standing arrangements to conduct safety inspections on members’ projects in metropolitan Perth and at regional locations. Inspections are carried out on a random and unannounced basis to identify matters which may cause serious harm to workers; impact on public safety; or will attract an improvement/prohibition notice from WorkSafe WA inspectors.

The service is utilised by both public agencies, such as the Department of Housing and Works and private builders in the housing and commercial/industrial sectors of the industry. Members are entitled to obtain written safety reports at discounted rates.

CONSULTANCY
Safety advice and assistance is available to all members and can be accessed over the phone, by email or through an in-depth face to face appointment. Our services include safety management plans; job safety analysis and method statements; safety induction booklets.

FORUMS
The Master Builders, on a number of occasions have presented, in collaboration with WorkSafe WA and others, industry specific forums on topics pertinent to reducing accidents at work sites and in raising industry awareness on those topics. Examples include: Public Safety Forum; Noise Forum; Role of WorkSafe WA; Scaffolding Forum; Injury Management.

TECHNICAL ADVICE

Members of Master Builders have access to technical advice and preliminary support provided by our Technical Adviser via email or through our technical hotline.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
We can assist members with technical aspects of housing and commercial building ranging from the application of the Building Code of Australia and referenced Australian Standards to issues of local authority interpretation.

TECHNICAL CONSULTANCY
We can provide consultancy services, including Private Certification to all members at a discounted rate.

We can also provide Energy Efficiency Compliance services to members in the metropolitan and regional areas. We have teamed with two accredited assessors, Ken Bazant of Environs Design Group and Eddie Roe from True North, that can calculate home ratings and suggest improvements to increase the star-ratings, with cost effective recommendations. Click here for more information.

TECHNICAL UPDATES
Members can also benefit from our Technical Alerts & Circulars, which are sent out from time to time in order to highlight and report on current relevant technical issues.