Full Membership

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to become a New Zealand Inflatable Hirers Alliance Member you will already have a good understanding of the operating requirements of inflatables, knowledge of health and safety, design, manufacturing, maintenance and inspection of inflatables and already operating or working for an inflatable hire business.

Stage 1 - Portfolio

Prepare a portfolio if your career so far, including but not limited to:

  • A brief CF outlining your experience with inflatables or similar industry’s
  • A copy of your electrical safety certificate/test and tag reports for the equipment you handle
  • At least two written references, preferably your current employer or recent customers who have experienced or overview your work with inflatables. These can be testimonials or feedback.
  • A completed and signed application form
  • Insurance certificates for public liability and professional indemnity
  • Police Check completed within the last 24 months

The portfolio documents should be sent to the New Zealand Inflatable Hirers Alliance via email or post and by filling our the form below which will then be evaluated against the above criteria showing that you have the required experience and knowledge to proceed to stage 2.

If you do not have the required experience, knowledge or required information we can assist you towards further training and reading recourses. In this event, you will be refunded $25.

Please note that this is not a hurdle, it is designed to ensure that we only have experienced and knowledge members with our alliance and avoids people spending money on membership fees when they do not meet the required criteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 2 - Training

If you successfully progress to stage 2, you will be required to complete the New Zealand Inflatable Hirers Alliance Inflatable Operators Training Course. This training consists of 8 modules covering all aspects of inflatables and 2 exams.

Work Book

The work book is made of up 8 modules covering all aspects of inflatable operation from insurance, loading the vehicle, customer documentation, health and safety, wind requirements, design, manufacturing and many other areas of the industry. It is designed to increase your knowledge that you can immediately put in to practice to enforce the learning you are doing, creating an ongoing professional development plan. This workbook can be read at your own pace at any time and any location that works with your schedule and can be kept with you throughout your journey as a consistent reminder and recourse.

Exam

The written exam will consist of 25 questions that will test your instant knowledge of the previously learnt information. The questions are based on the 8 modules from the workbook including design, manufacturing, operating, maintenance and inspection of inflatables.

The multiple-choice exam will consist of 32 questions that will establish your though process as you are faced with a question that have up to 7 answers to choose from per question based on the 8 modules from the work book including design, manufacturing, operating, maintenance and inspection of inflatables.

There is no practical component with the training to ensure that we can keep costs down for both us and you as a business.

Please complete the form below and your training material will be posted to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 3 - Membership Sign Off

Upon passing the Application Stage and the Training Course stage you will become an accredited member of the New Zealand Inflatable Hirers Alliance and you will be issued with your personal ID Card, Business certificate and members only area access on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria for Membership

Membership of the New Zealand Inflatable Hirers Alliance is open to anyone who can meet the requirements of membership.

  • Electrical Safety/Test and Tag certificate for all equipment handled completed within 6 months of applying
  • Public Liability Insurance of $1,000,000 minimum
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance $1,000,000 minimum
  • Employee Liability (if employing persons) $1,000,000 minimum
  • Police Check completed within the last 24 months
  • Acceptance of the Code of Ethics
  • Pass of 80% minimum in the Inflatable Operators Training Course
  • Payment of membership

Acceptance of membership from the above criteria is valid for a period of 2 years and a reapplication must be made for continuing membership. Any candidate who wishes to appeal against the decision of their application outcome should, in the first instance, lodge a written appeal directly with the New Zealand Inflatable Hirers Alliance. Should the appeal be rejected the candidate will have the right to apply for mediation whose decision will be final.

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