Geoff Crittenden, CEO of Weld Australia, outlines how manufacturers should see codes and compliance in a positive light. In late October, the New South Wales state government introduced the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 to parliament. If passed, this Bill will see much-needed and long- anticipated reforms made to the state’s building industry. The … Continue reading Focus on compliance a benefit to manufacturers
Demystifying AS/NZS ISO 3834 and how it applies to manufacturers. Many companies have achieved certification to ISO 9001 with respect to their quality management systems. But where significant use is made of a special process like welding, this certification on its own cannot demonstrate the capability of a company to manufacture products of the required … Continue reading Improve profits, technical knowledge, and market share with AS/NZS ISO 3834 certification
AS/NZS ISO 3834 Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials is a factory production control system, drafted to complement – rather than replace – quality management systems, such as ISO 9001, writes Geoff Crittenden, CEO of Weld Australia. As a factory production control system, certification to AS/NZS ISO 3834 helps businesses operate more efficiently, … Continue reading The importance of Certification to AS/NZS ISO 3834
The rationale behind the introduction of ISO 9606-1 Qualification testing of welders – Fusion welding – Part 1: Steels
There appears to be a lack of understanding within the fabrication industry about the rationale for introducing ISO 9606 Qualification testing of welders – Fusion welding into Australia and, more broadly, the need for ISO Standards. As such, I thought I would take this opportunity to explain it. I would like to begin with a … Continue reading The rationale behind the introduction of ISO 9606-1 Qualification testing of welders – Fusion welding – Part 1: Steels
ISO 9001 provides requirements to help companies demonstrate that they can offer their customers consistent, good quality products and services.
NESMA demonstrated the explosive effects of arcing to underline the importance of ensuring international standards in switchboard assemblies.
A company’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) are not only useful when compliance audits roll around every three years.
The ISO 3834-2 standard enables the highest level of certification attainable by manufacturers wishing to
demonstrate that they have a certified level of welding quality management in place within their operations.
For most of us, ‘standards’ do not comes across as a particularly exciting area but in terms of the contributions product standards make, including in creating a fair and level playing field for Australian businesses, the issue is hugely important.
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Research produced by the University of Sydney Workplace Research Centre has shown that many apprentices are living below the poverty line, says the Electrical Trades Union.
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Bendtech, a manufacturer specialising in products for the aged and disabled, has had the safety benefits of its grab rails recognised.
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Australian and New Zealand ministers responsible for food regulation last week bowed to lobbying from processed food manufacturers and agreed to permit them to market products with general level health claims without requiring pre-market or independent verification.
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Now that the carbon tax has been approved by Parliament, companies should shift their attention to limiting the costs of paying the tax.
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