The new voluntary code was developed by a number of groups associated with the industry, including the Master Painters Association.
“The industry standard will address a number of issues affecting employers, contractors and consumers," Ms Singh said.
“Industry standards help to provide advice in practical and relevant ways, as well as develop reasonable expectations about the trade of goods and services.“
"This is especially important in the surface coating industry, where homeowners and building owners make significant investments in their properties and where painters often work in hazardous environments.“
Launch of the Industry Standards for the Painting Industry left to right: Neale Buchanan (Director of Workplace Standards Tas), Andrew Phillips(CEO Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation), The Hon Lisa Sing, Minister for Consumer Affairs; Mark Amos, CEO Master Painters Association Vic/Tas; Bob De Groot, Director Master Painters Association Vic/Tas; Mike Bailey, President Master Painters Association Vic/Tas.