MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

What benefits do you get as a FICA Member?

Post-Incident Member Support Services – Exclusive and confidential access to a legal specialist experienced in health and safety law.

An ‘Obligation-free’ ACC invoice audit which can lead to repeat savings on your ACC insurance costs – through Martin Wouters from Manage Company.

You get a PURCHASE DISCOUNT card from n3 – This is a national discount scheme, offering discounts on: Fuel – Tyres – Batteries – New Vehicles – Office equipment and supplies.

New Zealand Logger magazine – One or more FREE monthly subscriptions.

Discounted and members-only services from:

  • Accounting and Business Management Services (Blackburne Group)
  • Insurance (Sweeny Townsend)
  • Contractor Health and Safety System (ForestSafe)

Exclusive peer and mentor advice services: Networking/visits to contractors in other regions. Call the FICA office on 0800 34 22 69 and we will find someone who may be able to help.

As well as your free monthly subscription to NZ Logger you will receive:

  • Discounts on WoodWeek advertising (e.g. classified or job vacancies)
  • Discounts on key industry conferences (e.g. HarvestTECH)

Access to great resources: ACC booklet ‘Back on Track’ for contractors’ crew vehicle glovebox and the Forest Operations ACOP.

Call the FICA office if you’d like more copies.

What does FICA do for its members?

Promotion

Of the role of contractors to Ministers and CEO’s of key government agencies (including for example; WorkSafe, ACC)

Of information on the forestry sector for industry service and equipment providers for their management/head office decision- makers.

Representation

On key industry groups (WoodCo, FISC etc.)

On proposed ITO training system changes

On annual review of ACC systems and operations – On industry committees making changes affecting contractors’ workplaces.

Advocacy

On issues affecting contractors as identified by members

On proposed law changes (using ‘Business NZ’ policy advisors)

On recognising the unique role of contractors in rural communities