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Victoria Residential Builders Association Joins

VRBA becomes a sponsor

 

 

 

Another great addition to the 2018 South Island Safety Conference is the Victoria Residental Builders Association (VRBA).  The association has a great focus on safety and professional development for its members. The conference organizing committee is working with the VRBA and others to have presentions that will qualify for BC Housing CPD points for the members. The call has gone out and we are excited to add this component to this safety conference.

Since 1940, VRBA has been the professional industry voice of residential construction. Their builders, renovators, designers, trades, and suppliers are committed to designing and building the finest sustainable West Coast homes. View their members’ award-winning projects at careawards.ca.

They are at the forefront of advocating industry issues including mandatory education and training for builders and a uniform building code – both recently introduced by the BC government. We continue to advocate for a renovation tax credit to help address costs of asbestos mitigation, as well as other concerns important to housing affordability and professionalism.

VRBA members agree to operate according to VRBA’s Code of Ethics as follows:

Members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association believe and affirm that:

a)  Consumers are entitled to fairness, courtesy, and honesty in their interaction with members;

b)  Industry professionalism and housing affordability are our association’s primary goals;

c)  Education and training represent the foundation of professionalism, in addition to ongoing research into new techniques, methods and products;

d)  Health, safety standards and affordability are recognized as important parts of the National and BC Building Codes and best achieved by consultation with VRBA members experienced in market housing;

e)  Good practices include promotion of energy efficiency, recycling, and minimizing environmental impacts where practical;

f)    All business activities will be conducted in a professional and ethical manner and comply with the laws of British Columbia.

VRBA believes consumers should be informed and knowledgeable. For example, you can get price quotes by using VRBA’s online Expression of Interest form here.

The 2018 South Island Safety Conference is scheduled for November 5 & 6, 2018 at the Saanich Fairgrounds Main Hall.

For information on how you could be a sponsor, exhibitor or presenter please direct all questions to contact@southislandsafety.com

 

WorkSafeBC Major Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that WorkSafeBC has joined the 2018 South Island Safety Conference as a Platinum Sponsor.

WorkSafeBC supports both workers and employers with health and safety information, guidelines, and resources. They are pleased to help support the South Island Safety Conference in its goals to provide much-needed safety information around topics such as bullying & harassment, job site safety, young worker safety and more. WorkSafeBC will have staff in attendance at the event as well as some presenters (stay tuned). The staff at WS showed much interest in that this event will focus on safety for several sectors located on the south island; trades, manufacturing, retail and hospitality frontline workers, office safety and more.

“The addition of WorkSafeBC will really help the conference achieve the goals for this event; safety knowledge, information, and networking for workers and companies located on the south island in a convenient and cost-effective manner,” conference organizing committee.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come.

The 2018 South Island Safety Conference is scheduled for November 5 & 6, 2018 at the Saanich Fairgrounds Main Hall.

For information on how you could be a sponsor, exhibitor or presenter please direct all questions to contact@southislandsafety.com