Consultation closes at the end of this week (Thursday 9th I think) - so make sure you have your consultation document filled in before then. Master Plumbers have sent out their suggestions and the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers have also made suggestions attached to their newsletter, so if you don't want to write it all up yourself you can make some choices. Alternatively you can do it from scratch, but just make sure you send something in. The PGDB seem to take no response as a general agreement that what they have said is ok. It is a lot to wade through and some of the questions are not particularly well written, but nevertheless it will in part shape the future of our industry. If you don't make the effort you can't complain afterwards.
On another matter a huge boquet to the Department of Building and Housing who have changed the dates for consultation on the matter of Certification so that it doesn't fall over the Christmas period when everyone is on holiday and not thinking about work. It is one of the most sensible decisions a government department has made in a long time and they deserve to be commended for it. Watch out in the new year, and if you are a gasfitter make sure you have your say on this one as it will be important too.
I see that next year CBD is going to be consulted on. I can't wait for that one
- soon practitioners will be hanging up their tools and just asking for a lap top or pen so that they can keep up with all the additional paperwork. And none of it gets any pipes in wall. Cancel your subscription to the Dominion Post - consultation documents are all you'll need to keep yourself amused in early 2011!!