A new season delivers....
- Self Regulation
- Entertainment Industry OH&S
- Corporate OH&S
- ACETA Leadership and Mentoring Program
- ACETA Aptitude Test
- Job Seeker Database
- New Resources
ADDRESSING ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY OH&S REQUIRES A UNIFIED APPROACH an imperative recognised at the August ACETA board meeting, where it was agreed to form a sub-committee of industry veterans familiar with the issues, to help ACETA form a position on the safety landscape. It was suggested we enlist the help of Roderick van Gelder of Stage Safety Pty Ltd, one of the most knowledgeable in the field. As a first step Roderick has agreed to join the ACETA sub-committee along with Julius Grafton editor of CX publication, and Geoff Newey of ‘The Look’ with one or two others. Their brief will be to consider a base line safety induction program and a unified approach to a complex and fractured subject, as an action plan for the ACETA board to consider and implement, whilst on the subject, ACETA is addressing OH&S of a slightly different nature.
CORPORATE OH&S responsibilities are not well understood, particularly in small to medium sized organisations, most are not OH&S compliant therefore exposed on a number of fronts. Ignore it at your own peril, as you risk Fairwork litigation that can arise with something like incorrect dismissal procedures. Understanding and achieving compliance is normally a costly process, however the ACETA Forum will host a free member webinar presented by Employsure, a specialist in the field, who will provide a valuable insight into understanding and attaining OH&S compliance. The membership will be issued with dates soon, now to the developing ACETA education streams.
THE ACETA LEADERSHIP and MENTORING PROGRAM was recently approved and will get underway initially as a pilot program. Conducted over one day, a four module program has been developed addressing three core practical leadership skills, communication (public speaking), organising (conducting successful meetings) and effectiveness (optimum time management). Available to members on a cost recovery basis of around $50 a head based on final costing, 20 -30 individuals from the membership will participate and receive appropriate acknowledgement. In the open market a program such as this would cost from $1,000 to $2,000. All going to plan this will be a regular part of the ACETA education stream, and whilst on education, moving from the next generation leaders to industry entrants.
THE ACETA APTITUDE TEST is now a reality and we are researching a delivery system that enables applicants seeking employment in the industry to complete the on-line test, and see it delivered seamlessly to ACETA under a strict code of integrity. With applicant permission, test results and other relevant data will be stored in the ACETA data bank and made available to ACETA members seeking to fill a vacant position, a most effective method of connecting potential employees with employers. A bank of audio questions has been compiled and we are now working on the lighting, staging/rigging and vision/integration requirement, all tests are aimed at determining a base aptitude and knowledge level possessed by an applicant. In the Aptitude Test initiative we have the foundation of the ACETA employment agency for members, and on that very note,
A DATA BASE FOR INDUSTRY JOB SEEKERS is under development. Members who have received multiple applications for a position will be invited to forward the unsuccessful one’s to a central ACETA data base, accessible only by ACETA members looking to fill a vacant position. All activity will be conducted with the expressed permission of the individual and in consideration of the correct privacy process. This initiative is an effective, thrifty and low cost method of connecting employment seekers with employers. If all of that isn’t enough,
VALUABLE RESOURCE PUBLICATIONS are under development including a comprehensive MEMBERS GUIDE. This will be available as a download or hard copy that presents the membership to technology acquirers, users of industry services and international organisations seeking trading partners. Members will soon be asked to submit descriptive information for inclusion in this valuable promotional publication. Another membership benefit publication underway is the important SIMPLE GUIDE TO PRODUCT COMPLIANCE, until this time a misunderstood but mandatory aspect of business life; this will alleviate stress and place the reality fairly and squarely on the table.
Next month features the manufacturing sector and the ACETA approach? Before we go, ACETAs participation in the Integrate Trade Show was most successful thanks to all who visited, and finally membership inquiries are most welcome check out the web sitewww.aceta.org.au, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9254 1033
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