By Keith Watts
The Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) has announced its involvement with the World Federation of Building Services Contractors (WFBSC) revealing the Association now has a seat on the board. “We now have a global platform from which we can access vital information on new ideas and techniques and discuss important issues which concern the industry around the world,” stated BSCAA national president, George Stamas. “We have appointed Terry Corby, Solutions Property Service’s managing director as our representative on the WFBSC Board.”
The WFBSC, which has its registered office in London, UK, is a dynamic union of national and international associations as well as individual contracting companies, manufacturers and suppliers from around the world. The general objectives of the WFBSC is to promote global recognition of the size, scope, role and value of the professional building service contractor; increase the knowledge and improve the professional competence of its members by offering global educational forums; and generate and maintain a professional and social relationship between its associate members (manufacturing companies) and other WFBSC members (contractors), to name a few.
Corby attended a WFBSC meeting in April this year in Tokyo where next year’s congress was discussed, (to be held 4 to 7 April 2016 in Tokyo, Japan) along with the leadership program plans and new congress bid documentation.
Corby believes the 2016 WFBSC Congress will be an exciting one with grass roots sessions aimed at sharing ideas in retail, commercial, medical and industrial cleaning. “The BSCAA needs to have an international voice and the industry should acknowledge the wonderful contribution made by John Grant of Consolidated Property Services for singularly flying the Australian flag at the Congress for a number of years,” Corby remarked.
“The WFBSC has a global obligation to the improvement in quality of life our industry can make daily by our efforts in improving hygiene and cleaning standards globally,” he added. “We need to better capture data such as the number of companies, employees and global revenue to emphasise our strength and subsequent lobbying power.”