Australian Furniture Association (AFA)

AB Phillips is pleased to be the preferred General Insurance and Workers Compensation supplier to members of the Australian Furniture Association (AFA).

The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) is the peak Australian industry association for the furnishing sector supply chain. Collectively the industry employs more than 240,000 Australians.

The AFA is committed to helping Australian businesses with a focus on building competitive and sustainable business models and to promote the profitable growth, competitiveness, innovation, and the export readiness of its members.

The AFA is the recognised voice of the Furnishing Industry by government, media and the general public.
AFA Membership includes manufacturers, importers and exporters of residential and commercial furniture, suppliers to the industry, retailers, allied associations, key stakeholders (such as testing and training organisations), designers and individuals. AFA Members benefit from being part of a collective and respected voice.

AB Phillips works closely with the AFA to deliver an extensive Risk Management Program including Insurance, Workers Compensation and Human Resource solutions, to manage AFA Members’ complete needs.  

Insurance

We have a tailored suite of products for the Furnishing industry, including packages that comply with  theCS-088 Furniture and BD-089 Cabinetry standards. These include:

  • Property / Industrial Special Risk Insurance

  • Business Interruption Insurance

  • Public Liability Insurance

  • Errors and Omissions Extension - Specifically tailored extension for AFA Members only based on Australian Standards

  • Management Liability Insurance (Directors and Officers)

  • Comprehensive Transit Cover for transportation with loading and unloading

  • Subcontractor Management Program. (A product by AB Phillips created to manage the general insurance and risk management for clients with high numbers of subcontractors.

People Matters is an AFA preferred supplier in the HR Services Category and is provided by our partner, AB Phillips, leading provider of insurance, financial services and people solutions to businesses and individuals.

AFA has negotiated preferential rates for AFA Platinum and Importer Members who will have access to consistent, practical, compliant and contemporary HR support, coaching and advice from a team of experts.


Human Resources services

AFA Members can subscribe to AB Phillips People Matters Advice service. People Matters Advice is an AFA preferred supplier in the HR Services Category.

AFA has negotiated preferential rates for AFA Platinum and Importer Members who will have access to consistent, practical, compliant and contemporary HR support, coaching and advice from a team of experts at AB Phillips. People Matters Advice provides practical advice and support on issues relating to:

  • Fair Work Act 2009

  • National Employment Standards – NES

  • Modern Awards / Award Interpretation

  • Leave entitlements

  • Grievances and Disputes

  • Bullying, harassment, discrimination and sexual harassment

  • Absenteeism

  • Performance Management

  • Disciplinary action

  • Dismissals / Termination

Project services available include:

  • On-site (face-to-face) HR or OHS support

  • Conciliation Support (EG: Fair Work Commission)

  • Workplace Agreements / EBA, etc creation, negotiation, consultation

  • Workplace Investigations

  • HR Project Support

  • Injury Management Services and Systems

  • Outsourced Payroll Processing Services

  • Recruitment Services

  • Fleet Management Services

  • Workers Compensation Premium Reviews (no result no fee) service

  • Employee Surveys

  • Business Strategy development

  • Training and Facilitation Services including Instructional Design for training programs

  • Executive Coaching

  • Career Transition (outplacement) Services

  • Safety and Wellbeing Services (OHS)


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If you are a Member of the Australian Furniture Association, find out what AB Phillips can do for your business. 

Call AB Phillips for an obligation free discussion on 1300 242 136. For more information on the Australian Furniture Association please visit http://www.australianfurniture.org.au/