POSITION PAPER ON THE USE OF THE ATC NSW LOGO & NAME ON MATTERS OF CONSULTANCY & MEDIATION SERVICES
The long held opinion of the ATC NSW, particularly the executive members, is that The ATC NSW will not permit private Consultants or Private Mediators to act under the banner of the ATC NSW.
The ATC NSW is willing to provide members names to the consumer and others who do such work. However, no guarantee nor recommendations will be forthcoming to the consumer or others on those who act as Consultants or Mediators.
Whilst Consultants & Mediators are welcome to be financial members of the council, and indeed display the ATC NSW logo;
They do not represent the ATC NSW on matters of consultative & mediation services and should not suggest/indicate to the Consumer that they are indeed representing the ATC NSW Division.
To do otherwise would be detrimental to the long term respect; that the ATC NSW has worked hard to achieve for over 65 years. Such false information provided to gain by deception, by an individual or company will necessitate immediate cancellation of membership with the ATC NSW.
The ATC NSW Members are of the opinion that Consultancy & Mediation Advisory individuals/groups, inspecting and providing written reports and participating within NCAT, or on mediation processes must advise the consumer that they are not being represented by the Australian Tile Council NSW.
The Australian Tile Council does not have Personal Indemnity (PI) or Public liability (PL) coverage for such services for its ATC Members and has no future intention of undertaking such insurance for consultants/Mediators, be they financial or non-financial members of the ATC NSW.
This position of the ATC NSW, in no way is intended to restrict its members to undertake such work for providing a service for the consumer. However, this work must be done as an independent Consultant or Mediator.
For & on behalf of the Australian Tile Council NSW Division.
President ATC NSW