COVID-19

Master Plumbers has COVID-19 recovery resources and support for our Members.

Last updated: 11 June 2020

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Working at Alert Level 1

Updated COVID-19 Vertical, Horizontal and Residential Construction Protocols

These living documents, developed with input from Master Plumbers, provide minimum standards to be implemented to manage risk of COVID-19 transmissions. They have now been updated to apply at Alert Level 1.

READ THE PROTOCOLS HERE

WorkSafe COVID-19 Safety Plan template  

All operating businesses must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place. WorkSafe has developed a template you can use

DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Emergency PPE

At Alert Level 1, those dealing with dealing with wastewater, sewage, plumbing vents, rooftop HVAC and exhaust fans, should wear appropriate PPE. 

DOWNLOAD GUIDE TO SAFE PPE USE HERE >>

Face masks

Mico and Plumbing World branches have good stocks of Ministry of Health N95 disposable respirators and other PPE.

 

COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme

Applications are being taken through myIR for this Government scheme until 24 July.

LEARN MORE HERE

Job Checklist Form & Contact Tracing Form (H&S App)

Both forms are available on the Master Plumbers Health & Safety App.

FIND APP DETAILS IN MEMBER LOG-IN>>

 

Skills Business Advisor

FREE one-off online or phone session with a trade-experienced Skills Business Advisor to help manage the implications of COVID-19 on your business.

FIND DETAILS IN THE MEMBER LOG-IN>>

Webinar Recording: Economic Aftermath of COVID-19 Pandemic on Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying Industry


Recording of webinar presented to Master Plumbers Members in April by Infometrics' Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan. 

VIEW VIDEO IN MEMBER LOG-IN

 

Webinar recording: Returning to Work Under COVID-19 restrictions 


Specialist Trade Contractors Federation webinar presented by CHASNZ CEO Chris Alderson.

VIEW VIDEO HERE

Dealing with Customers

Video Consultations with customers

How to use Zoom for video meetings with customers to minimise face-to-face contact.

DOWNLOAD SET UP INSTRUCTIONS IN MEMBER LOG-IN >>

 

Employment & HR 

Employee Variation Letter Template

For employer use if making changes to the terms and conditions of staff employment. 

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Individual Business Advice 

Olivia Lund, Partner at Duncan Cotterill, can provide COVID-19 business advice to individual Members for a discounted set fee of $395+GST.

DETAILS IN MEMBER LOG-IN>>

 

Managing Your Cashflow

Guidance on 6 proactive steps you can take in advance of a potential economic downturn.

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Building Lease Rental Payments

(updated 15.4.2020)

Guidance on how to reduce building lease rent and outgoings during an emergency

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Looking After Your Personal Finances During Uncertain Times

Wellbeing on tap resource to help you feel more in control of your money during uncertain times

DOWNLOAD HERE >>

Member Communications

Member Facebook Group Forum

Facebook Group Forum for Master Plumbers Members, their staff, apprentices and Business Partners. 

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CEO video updates

Regular video updates from Master Plumbers CEO Greg Wallace. All videos are available to view in the Facebook Group Forum.

Member website

Dedicated COVID-19 web page in Master Plumbers website member log-in.

LOG-IN HERE >>

 

Useful Websites

uniteforrecovery.govt.nz Centralised information hub
chansnz.org/covid19 COVID-19 Construction Operations Industry Standard and supporting residential, vertical and horizontal construction protocols
worksafe.govt.nz COVID-19 Safety Plan template
building.govt.nz COVID-19 information for the construction sector
msd.govt.nz Wage subsidy information
nzcic.co.nz Weekly COVID-19 updates from the Construction Industry Council (Master Plumbers is represented on the Council by CEO Greg Wallace)

Contact Us

Members with any queries about these resources can email us at info@masterplumbers.org.nz

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