The Australian Industry (AI) Group has announced their intention to conduct a survey investigating the risks that could arise from the use of products and materials on construction sites that do not meet Australian standards and regulation.
Ai Group chief executive Innes Willox said that the aim was to "examine the problems created by nonconforming products and to gather further evidence on the scale and extent of these issues across the country".
The initiative, which was endorsed by the Manufacturing Leaders Group, is focusing on steel, glass, electrical and engineered wood products, aluminium, paint and adhesives.
"The impact on product and building safety is also of great concern and the uneven market created by non-conforming products risks a downward spiral of product standards and quality with the potential for significant harm to Australian manufacturers," Mr Willox said.
Various companies, industry bodies and regulators in the sector will be making contributions to the survey.
As an organisation, the Ai Group works throughout the business and industry sectors with everyone from apprentices to qualified and experienced tradies regarding occupational health and safety, workplace relations and employment issues.