The Insurance Council of Australia has opened an online disaster-affected trades register, starting from 14 January 2020, to assist with disaster recovery and rebuilding. Qualified tradespeople and builders who are operating in the disaster-affected areas that have the capacity to work on property repairs and rebuilds are invited to register at www.disasters.org.au.
Details on the registration requires the business to navigate to the disaster trade register by clicking on the "Bushfire Trades Register" on the home page of the Insurance Council of Australia website. The business will have to provide responses to all the following in order to proceed:
• Registered business name
• Registered business address
• Registered Australian Business Number/Australian Company Number
• Business website
• Business E-mail address
• Main contact number
• Preferred mobile phone number
• List of insurance the business holds (eg Professional Indemnity, Public Liability)
• Brief description of the services the business can provide, which will form the basis of search terms used by potential customers
• Number of years the business has been operated continuously
• Number of employees currently employed by the business
• Number of apprentices or trainees working with the business
• Area(s) that the business is willing to provide service to, and
• Brief description of the business itself, which includes the experience and specialities of the business.
This is mainly to illustrate to insurers and individuals why they should engage the service.
Once the form is completed, the details of the business will then be posted to the ICA trades register database, for insurers and individuals to search and access the details provided.
While the register may give preference to tradespersons who were directly affected by the fires, applicants from outside those areas may still apply.
Information sourced using CCH iknow