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SA - Monday 25 June

ACT/NSW - Friday 29 June 


and following -

QLD - Tuesday 3 July 

TAS - Wednesday 4 July


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Western Australia Meeting
Tuesday 12 June 2012

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The WA meeting was held at Nu-Shine Carwash, Byford hosted by Colin Cooper & his team.  Although it was a wet and miserable day it didn't deter the ACWA members or the guests from joining us  

for what was an enjoyable meeting.   

It was a biggest turn out yet for a WA meeting with over 30 people attending.


Colin showed us around his new site including his recycling system which generated a lot of interest, and Daniel Bianchi from Washtec Australia showcased the wash. 

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We then went to the Byford Hotel for lunch where Greg Boston gave his presentation on Recycling which was very informative and generated lots of questions and input from members and suppliers which was fantastic.    


It was great to see everybody at the meeting - thank you for attending and I hope we can continue to grow our membership and support each other in the coming years.


Ian Noorman

ACWA WA State Representative   


Frankfurt  11 - 16 September 2012


ACWA Supplier Member Blendco

will be exhibiting at the Show and send this message ....


"Automechanika is the largest car related show one can imagine.   

It is probably 20 times the size of the ICA's Car Wash Show in Las Vegas.  Instead of filling just one hall, this show fills several halls with floors and floors of car-related products and services from Parts and Systems to IT and Management to Car Wash and Service Stations.  

There is also an outdoor area that displays working carwashes and other demos.   

The show covers everything related to cars- not just carwashes- and it is interesting to see some of these other aspects and get new ideas.   

The European products and systems are very different from Australian and American approaches and give rise to many thoughts and new approaches.  

Of course, you cannot forget about the City of Frankfurt where Automechanika takes place.  Frankfurt is a beautiful city located on the Main River and has amazing castles, scenery and history."


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O H & S 


Alert for all ACWA Members from our OH&S Advisors Eastman Lynch following two serious incidents, which occurred recently at sites of long standing and experienced ACWA members. Details of the two incidents are:


Case 1:  Employee working from a platform ladder fixing a swivel in a self-serve bay.  Employee over reaches, falls and fractures pelvis, breaks a number of teeth, is taken to hospital and the next day has a heart attack.  Currently recovering.  

Both Workcover and Workplace Health & Safety investigated the accident.  The car wash had a WH&S manual and the employee had signed off the WH&S induction forms.  No action taken against employer because of manual and induction training.


Case 2:  Site manager needed to adjust a light sensor which was just out of reach when standing.  Needing to climb only two steps, did not think about securing the ladder.  Unfortunately when dismounting he twisted on the final step and the ladder slipped from under him. At the time, thinking that it was a minor injury to his shoulder,  I did not think that it was necessary to report the accident to work cover.

As it turned out, he had torn his rotor cuff which needed surgery and extended physio and he has not been able to return to work in twelve months.

I have been self-employed for 33 years and this was my first work related accident.

What the ACWA Member has learnt from this experience:

Apart from the obvious OH&S issues when using ladders, I recommend that all employers take the time to read their workers compensation guidelines and have their employees sign off on the manual.  Organize an incident report manual & report all accidents IMMEDIATELYCompensation will only start from when the accident is reported.  


ACWA advises Members to print out the one page graphic Ladder Safety Alert and put it up in each site plant room or office  

Also available is a Risk Assessment for the Use of Ladders  


Is your ACWA Membership  

Sticker visible at your site?   

Are you displaying the  

Car in the Bay poster?




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Australian Car Wash Association 

PO Box 4390, Langwarrin 3910
VICTORIA Australia

Telephone:  Office -  1300 00 2292
 Mobile  -  0400 070 417 (during business hours)