Car Washing Industry


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21 December 2011


Best Wishes for a Safe and Happy Festive Season

and a Prosperous New Year

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from the Australian Car Wash Association

 The ACWA Office will be closed 23 December 2011 - 2 January 2012 (inclusive)

O H & S

With changes to O H & S Legislation due to start on 1st January 2012,  car wash owners need to ensure that they have complied fully with the ACWA O H & S system templates available on the ACWA website. 


The Association's O H & S Associates, Eastman Lynch,  have written an Update (login to the ACWA Members area of the ACWA website) for ACWA members.

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The Fair Work Ombudsman has been circulating the National Vehicle Repair and Maintenance industries, including car washing, about an education and compliance audit campaign starting next February. 


essaACWA's Industrial Relations Associates have prepared a new edition (login to the ACWA Members area of the ACWA Website) of Workplace Wired for ACWA members, describing the implications of this campaign for your business and what actions, if any, need to be taken to ensure compliance with the required employee entitlements.   


For ALL things EXPO !

Exhibitors, Presentations, Handouts, Photographs, Program, Floor Plan


Look at the EXPO page on the ACWA website

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ACWA Supplier,  David Moyns, Ecolab dm rt3


'  I recently rode my (almost vintage) BMW from Melbourne to Mackay to be the best man at my mates' wedding.   The round trip was around 6,000 kms, and it was refreshing to be away from phone and emails for a few days.   Despite my longing desire to visit all the car washes along the way, the BM seemed to prefer dragging me into all the country pubs along the way !!! '


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Long Serving Attendants were recently acknowledged at the ACWA EXPO and in Victoria at the recent State Meeting. 

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Vince Pisani receiving his Award from Greg Cummins 


Testamonial to Vince Pisani from his employer,
Malcolm McDonaldvince at tumbi,  Tumbi Carwash, Tumbi NSW
"Vince joined Tumbi Carwash, Tumbi, NSW as Site Manager on 15 January 2001, having previously held a number of management positions with a multi site carwash company.  
Vince has continued to work with us to ensure a well run, profitable carwash and continues to have sole responsibility for the day to day operations of the business.   Vince's devotion to his customers is excellent and his commitment to our business continues to be much valued." 


Photos and stories are being posted on the ACWA website for the Long Serving Attendant Awards presented at the VIC State Meeting to:

Colin Simms, Green n Clean Carwash, VIC

Roger Smith, Canterbury Carwash, VIC

John Crossley, Crystal Creek, VIC  


Please contact ACWA if you have a long-serving (10 + yrs) Attendant or Manager who would be eligible for an Award at your carwash site.


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