Installer Compliance Is Key To Insulation Safety Training

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Installer compliance is key to insulation safety training

The Insulation Council of Australia and New Zealand

welcomes the Federal government’s improved safety

standards and training requirements for insulation installers as another important step in the professional development

of the industry.

Mr Dennis D’Arcy, ICANZ CEO said

that requiring every person who installs

insulation to undergo boosted

training, and meet minimum skill requirements, highlights that all individuals have a responsibility to ensure a safe

working environment and that work is completed to the required standards.

“The Energy Efficiency Home Package has a full range of appropriate standards and installation requirements

“When done correctly in compliance of these standard, installing insulation is as safe any other building trade. As

with all building occupations, individual installers and insulation contractors must also take responsibility in applying

their training, supervision and experience to ensure the safety of their employees and themselves.

“Education and awareness are very important parts of this process. Requiring risk assessments to be conducted prior

to installation will help to ensure individuals keep safety front of mind,” Mr D‘Arcy said. 

“ICANZ has been a leading advocate of better standards in installation, product and OH&S. Ensuring a safe working

environment and minimising the risk of injury must be a priority for everyone involved in the industry,” Mr D‘Arcy


“In only



this extremely popular program

has insulated over 700,000 homes

under the Federal

Government’s Energy Efficient Homes package. It has also


the need for every installer to undergo

appropriate installation and OH&S training,” Mr D’Arcy said.

Installed correctly, the right insulation is safe, and will noticeable improve the comfort and well-being of occupants. 

On average ceiling, insulation can deliver household  energy savings every year of around $200 and reductions of

1.65 tonnes

of greenhouse gas emissions

per household. This has major implications in addressing Australia’s

growing greenhouse emissions, generated by the increasing cost of household energy use, especially in a carbon


“Reputable insulation manufacturers and installers offer life time warranties on the thermal, installation and fire

safety performance of the insulation. Consumers can play their part by requesting these warranties before committing

to having the insulation installed,” Mr D’Arcy said.


Media inquiries: Glenn Schaube:  0439 320 151 GRS Communications

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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

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