Join the Alberta Painting Contractors Association and our Employee Group Benefits partner ICBA Benefits on November 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm to learn more about our recently launched member service to help APCA members Recruit, Retain and Reward your people.
ICBA will outline the programs available to APCA member companies as well as how a well-structured benefits program adds value to your organization while ensuring a healthy and productive workforce.
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC (ICBA), in partnership with British Columbia’s leading painting contractors, has created a unique training program, helping you or your people to achieve their Painter and Decorator Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement. Register Here
The next cohort of our Painter and Decorator Interprovincial Red Seal Exam Preparation course starts October 18! Over 16 weeks, participants will work through the course content of Levels 1, 2, and you don’t have to take time off work! Register Here or View on LinkedIn Here
Like many of you, we have been monitoring closely the information and recommendation provided by public health officials regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Alberta. In light of the current health circumstances and in order for our association to play a constructive role in containing the situation, we have decided to host the Annual General Meeting by Zoom video conferencing.
Yesterday I was on a conference call with the ATCC and we will be having these weekly, discussing concerns, changes etc. with the construction industry and this crazy COVID19 virus.
We all know this is a VERY dynamic situation and change is rapid. Yesterday Quebec closed all non-essential businesses until April 13, INCLUDING ALL CONSTRUCTION SITES.
Ontario did the same, but was unclear as to exactly what was essential. The Ontario government will be announcing today what is an essential service, this MAY include the construction industry.
What does this mean for the construction industry in Alberta? We don’t know, but it is expected the Premier Jason Kenney will be making more announcement’s this week so I’m sure we will find out.
What can we do? Stay calm and stay safe. Ensure your workers/staff follow all the published government guidelines for social distancing and personal hygiene. Soap and water is your best defence. Have your workers every day when coming to site see your site PM, sign a sheet saying they are symptom free and feel good to work. Talk to them. In order for our industry, the Construction Industry, we MUST show the government and the GC’s we can and will “WORK SAFE”.
Below you will find some useful links that we are receiving form various sources through the ATCC. There is also a Powerpoint on Force Majeure, from Goodfellow Schuette sourced from the CCA webinar held last Thursday.
I will continue to keep you as the membership updated on all calls with the ATCC and pass along to you as it comes in.