The Association is updating the original Code of Practice to reflect the introduction of regulations under the Hazardous Substances and New Organism Act. The 2001 HSNO Regulations impose requirements on perchloroethylene drycleaners, including the need for Approved Handlers, once the solvent becomes a transferred substance.
The Association actively supports and maintains a close liaison with AgResearch (ex Canesis Network Ltd). AgResearch offers a very comprehensive range of testing procedures and analysis systems.
Workshops & Seminars
District branches organise seminars, technical/special interest evenings and plant visits for members. Social occasions are also organised by district branches for members to enjoy and to share experiences.
The Bienniel Conference is held in September with the next one in 2020. The conference gives the members the opportunity to meet, exchange views, discuss problems and listen to guest speakers talking on subjects of vital concern to all. An Executive Committee is elected at the AGM each September and occurs within the extended conference programme during a conference year.
The Association maintains a relationship with a number of organisations. Included are the following on which it has representation:
Ag Research (ex Canesis Network)
Business New Zealand
The industry also maintains a close relationship with the allied traders who belong as affiliate members of the Association.
With the assistance of Competenz, DLANZ is actively progressing the introduction of Unit Standards of Learning and has developed a National Certificate in Dry Cleaning and Laundering.