BSCNZ announces board changes

BSCNZ makes board changes, updates code of practice and member audit process.

The Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSCNZ) has announced its board for 2019, appointing four new members.

Current national president Paul Emery, director of ToTal Property Services (Canterbury), will remain in his position for 2019. Dominic Drumm, director at Westferry Property Services, has been appointed vice president.

New board members include Neil Anslow (OCS NZ), Jan Bezuidenhout (OCS NZ), Sarel Bloem (PPCS) and Craig White (City Cleaning).

“All four new council members are passionate about seeing standards raised within the commercial cleaning sector and are looking forward to working with the BSCNZ in 2019,” Sarah McBride, BSCNZ CEO said.

“It has always been a priority to have a variety of different sized commercial cleaning companies on the council to ensure all companies from within our sector are represented and have the opportunity to contribute.

“Paul and the board are keen to carry on the projects BSCNZ has developed over the last 12 months and want to continue building the BSCNZ’s relationship with government and industry at large. There has been significant progress made under the guidance of our current board and we want to see this momentum continue.”

McBride also thanked former president David Milne (Simply The Best) for his years of service on the council.

The board announcement follows changes to the industry body’s member audit process and code of practice.

McBride said the member audit was updated “to reflect industry best practice”.

“An area of significant change for the BSCNZ this year has been the review of our member audit. This process has been updated to take into consideration the new BSCNZ code of practice and the government’s employment law changes.

“The key focus of BSCNZ members is to be the voice of the commercial cleaning sector and work collaboratively to raise standards.”

The update to the audit adds focus to sub-contracting and the processes in place to manage staff transferring under Part 6A of the Employment Relations Bill.

“Sub-contracting within our sector has lacked transparency and monitoring, leading to unfair practices. Through our auditing process we want to create transparency and ensure we implement best practice.”

All amendments to the audit have been reviewed by the Labour Inspectorate.

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