PLACEMAKERS SKILLS MAINTENANCE

With constant changes to regulations in the building industry, PlaceMakers strive to be the industry leaders in education and development for our customers by providing LBP Skills Maintenance training seminars on an ongoing basis.

It’s doing our bit to support Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP’s) by enabling them to earn the necessary Skills Maintenance Points.  PlaceMakers customers will be able to earn all their elective points (half the total number for LBPs under the new scheme)* required over a two-year period through PlaceMakers initiatives, such as reading our monthly Under Construction Magazine and attending PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance seminars.

*Those LBPs who haven’t transferred to the new scheme can continue to earn all their points by reading Under Construction and attending PlaceMakers seminars.

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SERIES 11

The PlaceMakers Series 11 training seminar series takes place from 12th September until 18th November. 

TOPICS

The new Health and Safety at Work Act continues to be very topical for our builders, so we’ll spend a bit of time on this. We are doing our best to provide our builders with relatable examples of the Act in practice; covering the key areas including collaboration, overlapping duties, PCBU’s, hazards vs risk management and myth busting.

While touching on the latest board complaints (e.g. number of complaints, outcomes and what the majority of the complaints are about compared to previous years), we will spend some time on one of the most common LBP complaints, namely “poor understanding and application of site supervision”. This recently prompted the Building Practitioners Board to extend the definition of supervision for LBPs. During the seminar, we will run through various scenarios with attendees to ensure everyone is on the same page about what is and isn’t considered supervision.

The seminars will also include reminders about recent regulatory changes, including the government’s response to the ‘loopy rules’ report, Residential Tenancy Act changes, the recent ban on retrofitting foil insulation and more.

Skills Maintenance

SCHEDULE

The dates and times are listed below.  To register your interest, please contact your local PlaceMakers store.

 

Week Branch Date Time 
Week 1      
  PlaceMakers Napier (Hawkes Bay) Monday, 12 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Whakatane Monday, 12 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Taupo Tuesday, 13 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Te Kuiti Tuesday, 13 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Mt Maunganui Wednesday, 14 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  Placemakers Thames Wednesday, 14 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  Placemakers Whitianga Thursday, 15 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Te Rapa/Huntly Thursday, 15 September 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  PlaceMakers Morrinsville Friday, 16 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Week 2      
  PlaceMakers Clarence Street (Hamilton) Monday, 19 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Cook Street Wednesday, 21 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Mt Wellington Wednesday, 21 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  Placemakers Pukekohe Friday, 23 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Week 3      
  PlaceMakers Pakuranga Monday, 26 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers New Lynn Monday, 26 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Waiheke Tuesday, 27 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Wairau Park Wednesday, 28 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Albany Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Silverdale Thursday, 29 September 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Nor - West/ Westgate & Helensville Thursday, 29 September 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Week 4      
  PlaceMakers Whangarei Tuesday, 4 October 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Kaitaia Wednesday, 5 October 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Kerikeri Wednesday, 5 October 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Mangawhai Friday, 7 October 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Week 5      
  PlaceMakers Queenstown Monday, 10 October 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Week 6      
  PlaceMakers Invercargill Monday, 17 October 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Gore Tuesday, 18 October 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Mosgiel Tuesday, 18 October 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Cromwell Wednesday, 19 October 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Dunedin Thursday, 20 October 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Te Anau Thursday, 20 October 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Alexandra Friday, 21 October 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Week 7      
  PlaceMakers Twizel Monday, 31 October 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Wanaka Monday, 31 October 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Oamaru Tuesday, 1 November 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Ashburton Tuesday, 1 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Riccarton/Antiqua St Wednesday, 2 November 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Cranford St/Kaiapoi/Hornby Wednesday, 2 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Timaru Thursday, 3 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Week 8      
  PlaceMakers  Motueka   Monday, 7 November 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Blenheim Monday, 7 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Nelson (Saxton Road) Tuesday, 8 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  Wellington Session 1 - Kaiwharawhara, Evans Bay, Hutt City Thursday, 10 November 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  Wellington Session 2 - Porirua Thursday, 10 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Week 9      
  PlaceMakers  Kapiti Monday, 14 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Levin Tuesday, 15 November 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers Palmerston North  Tuesday, 15 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Ohakune Wednesday, 16 November 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  Placemakers Wanganui Wednesday, 16 November 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  PlaceMakers Hawera Thursday, 17 November 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
  PlaceMakers New Plymouth Friday, 18 November 2016 7:00am - 9:00am

 

Employers

key topics COVERED IN SERIES 11 

WORKSAFE GUIDANCE

The guides cover key points and other useful information relating to the particular topic, identify common hazards and suggest appropriate controls:
Click here for details

Find frequently asked questions and find the answers that dispel the myths:
Click here for details

Case study:
Click here for details

 

LBP UPDATE

Annual Board report June 2015:
Click here for details

Certificate of Acceptance (COA) Determination:
Click here for details

Poor Supervision Determination 
Click here for details

 

REGULATION UPDATES

New system for managing earthquake-prone buildings:
Click here for details

Ban on foil insulation:
Click here for details

Residential Tenancy Act:
Click here for details

Construction Contracts Amendment Act:
Click here for details

 

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

In regard to the LBP Skills Maintenance changes and how points can be earned, you can download a copy here:
Click here for details

Employers

SERIES 11 VIDEO

Paul Hobbs, Registrar Building Practitioner Licensing (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment) shares some insights into the complaints function that the Ministry runs alongside the Building Practitioners’ Board.

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KEEPING RECORDS OF RESTRICTED BUILDING WORK – WE CAN HELP!

We know it’s tough to keep up with all the paperwork required these days, so to give you a hand we’ve produced a triplicate Record of Work book with three copies of the memorandum forms for your job details – one for the homeowner, one for the council and one for you to keep.   Each book holds up to 25 jobs with the colour coded forms.

Pick one up at your local PlaceMakers branch today!

 

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Who should attend the Skills Maintenance Seminars?

All Licensed Building Practitioners and those who have applied for a license. The session is for all license classes including sub-trades e.g. Brick & Block Layers/Roofers/Plasterers.

 

How many LBP points do I earn for attending a PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance Seminar?

Each seminar is aproximately two hours long. Every hour of educational learning is equal to 1 LBP point towards your Skills Maintenance requirements. 

View the LBP Skills Maintenance guidance and how points can be earned.

 

What if I haven't got my license yet?

If you have applied for your license or are still thinking about becoming licensed, you are still welcome to attend the PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance seminars, however you must currently hold your license to gain the LBP Skills Maintenance points.

For information on the upcoming PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance seminars, please contact your local PlaceMakers store.