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Our Mission

Our Mission

The Blind Manufacturers’ Association of Australia’s Mission Statement is:

To protect, promote and support Australian manufacturers in the window furnishings industry

To this end, BMAA’s achievements during 2017 included:

  • Continued with the work of the Blind Energy Rating Committee to have window furnishings included in energy rating software and systems to improve energy efficiency in building design;
  • Signed a contract with the Australian Window Association-WERS to develop the energy rating scheme;
  • Conducted a consumer education campaign in relation to child/cord safety to remind parents about blind cord safety;
  • Produced an industry guideline for dealing with faults;
  • Commenced work on SuperExpo to be held in 2019;bmaaMission
  • Held a Training Summit to identify the training needs of the industry;
  • Organised interstate meetings in Sydney and Melbourne to meet with blind makers in these States;
  • Provided input into the Government inquiry regarding non-conforming product being imported into Australia;
  • Attended meetings to discuss Australian Standards;
  • Lodged a submission in relation to amendments to the National Construction Code regarding fire rating;
  • Addressed the issue of licensing requirements being applied by various State Authorities for the fitting of internal and external shutters.