We had a good meeting at the Leys Institute in Ponsonby on Friday 22nd. As a past member of many organisations I note it is very important to have open conversations and debate.
As part of the debate the guys made it very clear that there seems to be no mechanism for open debate about the real issues that effect them. Here are some of the issues discussed were:
- Licensed builder practictioner(LBP)continued professional development details.
- Personal business protection.eg family trust
- What I intend to teach.
- Responsibility of material manufacturers
- Why I wanted to teach.
Please refer to the above link for the direct information from the DBH. A Site 2 license and a carpentry license requires 36 CPD points per 2 years. The debate is the cost and the time away from your building site. The BIEF intention is to provide support and appropriate cost effective and relevant teaching sessions. We beleive that we can acheive this and it would be our intention to approach the DBH to approve the courses that we provide so we can give CPD points.
With the upcoming licensing we would recommend it be important that you follow up on protecting your assets in a family trust.