Hello and welcome,

As all of you may already know, ExTA has been formed from members drawn from within the hazardous area industries groups.

We have now been in operation for just on 12 months and we are now planning our services expansion. Our AGM is on October 29th; refer to our Secretary’s News for further information. Our membership renewals have just gone out. I would like to thank all our members for their ongoing support. Your continuing loyalty and support is greatly appreciated.

We are currently negotiating with Standards Australia to achieve Nominating Organisation status. When complete, this will allow us to nominate representatives to Standards Committees to assist with the integration and correlation of issues affecting our industry.

Our forum, which is accessible from our web site has been in operation some 6 months and is showing a continuing increase in usefulness to the industry. Members can start topics and

request assistance from others in the industry. The forum is monitored by members of ExTA to ensure topics are relevant etc. The rules of the forum are located on the website.

There is still a high level of uncertainty surrounding the future of the ANZEx Scheme. ExTA has formed a subcommittee whose role is to monitor progress in this area and keep ExTA’s interest in the forefront.

I trust that you all enjoy our second issue of our ExTA newsletter which we plan to publish two to three times per year.

Membership of the Association is available to anybody who has an active interest in the industry. Details for membership are available on our web site, http://www.exta.org.au,
Regards to all and enjoy the read.

John Curran

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