James Hardie – New Training Centre, Home Renovation Guide and more…

James Hardie – New Training Centre, Home Renovation Guide and more…

Our supplier partner, James Hardie has many exciting things to share you you this month, including:

  • A NEW Training centre – The James Hardie Training Centre provides on-demand, digital learning to build foundational knowledge about fibre cement and James Hardie product offerings
  • A NEW home renovation guide – the perfect tool for retailers and builders to share with their clients
  • A stunning Hamptons duplex built by Futureflip in 2018 – 2 years on our Linea™ weatherboards still look amazing!
  • The installation video for the Kitchener duplex by Futureflip featuring our Axon™ cladding
Introducing James Hardie’s New Training Centre

The NEW James Hardie Training Centre provides on demand, digital learning to build foundational knowledge about fibre cement and James Hardie product offerings.

Curated specifically for our retail and trade partners, our online learning modules can provide valuable knowledge to empower you and your teams and help you drive demand.

Convenience is important and we understand that it’s not always possible to join live training events. That’s why we’ve developed a new online training platform. You can complete our courses at your own pace and at a time that is convenient to you.

Check out our three courses available online now Working Safely with Silica and product training for EasyTex™ and Villaboard™.

Learn more about the new Training Centre and register here:

Home Renovation Guide

Renovations can be exciting but overwhelming process for homeowners, so we have developed a new Home Renovation guide to help homeowners achieve the renovation they’ve been dreaming of.

This tool is great to share with your customers as it will help them through each stage of the process. It will help them get inspiration and select the right products to bring it all together. You may choose to go through the guide with your customers as this might help you understand their dream.

In this guide, you’ll find helpful advice from experts including:

  • Natalee Bowen of Indah Island, Hamptons designer and builder.
  • Joe Snell, architect and author of “Your Best Home”
  • Neil Hipwell of Futureflip, influential luxury home and duplex builder.
Linea weatherboards still look amazing on this Hamptons duplex two years on.

This beautiful Hamptons home in Seaforth NSW was built by Futureflip in 2018 and features our James Hardie Linea™ weatherboards in 180mm.

The homeowner, Nick specified Linea  weatherboards because not only is Linea the perfect product to achieve a Hamptons look, it’s also made from durable James Hardie fibre  cement which means you won’t experience the longevity issues of shrinking, swelling and warping.

Two years on and this home still looking amazing. Linea weatherboards are truly built to withstand the harsh Aussie climate and unique challenges we face.

Futureflip started building this home in April and finished in August. Thanks to quick and easy installation of the Linea weatherboards, Futureflip handed the keys over in just 16

For more information, check out the video below or for the full story, visit James Hardie’s design Idea’s blog.

Kitchener installation featuring Axon Cladding

Discover the latest project from Futureflip featuring Axon™ cladding by James Hardie.

For this project, the clients wanted a Scandi barn style home that will stand out among the traditional Australian terrace style homes in the area. Futureflip knew Axon cladding 133mm smooth was the perfect product to achieve a bold, modern, striking façade.

Made from James Hardie fibre cement, Axon is impact resistant and durable, so it won’t warp, crack or swell. It’s also quick and easy to install because the sheets are cut to fit common wall frame sizes and you can gun nail to timber frames to speed up the installation process even more.

For more information, check out the video below or for the full story, visit James Hardie’s design Idea’s blog.

Makita New XGT 40V Max Range

Makita New XGT 40V Max Range

Makita is continuing to lead the way in cordless tool innovation and technology. In keeping with their vision, Makita is ready to lead the way once again with the new XGT 40V battery system that will coexist with LXT.

Powerful without limits with Makita’s new XGT 40V max range! For more details visit makita.com.au/XGT.

Their latest promotion offering customers the chance to win up to $8,000rrp worth of Makita products* will be finishing on 30th September 2020, make sure you remind customers to enter the draw. For more details on this competition visit makita.com.au/mymakita.

Don’t forget to speak to your Makita rep to gain more details or if you need marketing materials to help promote this deal in store or on social media.

Makita Promotion
WHS Management Plan, why it’s a must for every business

WHS Management Plan, why it’s a must for every business

Workplace health and safety is at the forefront of everyone’s mind at the moment. The case involving insufficient traffic management where the directors were convicted of industrial manslaughter and fined $3 million, has given us all a wakeup call.

TABMA’s Workplace Health and Safety Officer Dean Wilson, has received many calls from members who are concerned they are not meeting their minimum legislative requirements for their businesses. Legislation does differ from state to state, however with a common goal, “businesses must ensure the health and safety of your workers and not put the health and safety of other people at risk”.

A workplace health and safety management plan is one tool that every business should implement. This tool will assist your business meet its obligations according to work health and safety legislation. It applies to all areas of the operation including you, your staff, and other persons at risk from work carried out in your business.

The plan should comprise of several sections:

Part A – Work Health and Safety arrangements

This outlines your businesses commitment to safety in the workplace, including details on:

  • Work health and safety policy
  • Responsibilities
  • Consultation and communication arrangements
  • Training
  • WHS risk assessment
  • Right of entry
  • WHS issue resolution
  • Authoritative sources

Part B: General WHS Information:

Covers WHS information relating to the overall business. Key areas that should be covered are:

  • Emergency Procedures
  • Hazard/injury/incident reporting
  • Reporting of notifiable incidents
  • First aid
  • WHS training and induction
  • Risk management and the register
  • Workplace hazard inspections
  • Purchasing
  • WHS record keeping
  • Documents to be displayed
  • Important contact numbers

Part C: Specific WHS Requirements

This section includes greater details about specific WHS areas or personal in the business, such as:

  • Asbestos
  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Contractors
  • Dangerous Goods and Hazards substances
  • Electrical Safety
  • Confined spaces
  • Falls from height
  • Manual Handling
  • Plant and equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • UV Radiation Vehicles
  • Working Alone

Where to from here:

Hardware Australia members have access to customisable safety documents to help build all your WHS documents. Click here to request the documents. TABMA’s WHS Officer Dean Wilson is also available to help you understand your requirements and ensure you and your team are safe in the workplace. Visit our Work Health and Safety Page to find out more about what services are available.

Discounts are available for Hardware Australia Members

Contact Dean today: 

p. 0419 756 991

e. dean.w@tabma.com.au