As evidence of Orrcon Steel continuing to improve its processes and maintaining product conformity to Australian standards, Orrcon Steel is now dual accredited by AS/NZS 1163 Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels (ACRS) and the British Standards Institution (BSI Australia and New Zealand).
Both ACRS and BSI provide third party assurance that Orrcon’s product and process comply by undertaking annual surveillance auditing of its mill operations.
The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) states, “third-party certification represents world best practice conformity assessment.”
Not only does ACRS and BSI certification reduce the risk of buying steel that does not meet specified requirements, it reduces site inspections which saves time and money for builders.
According to ACRS, “having an independent, expert body review the necessary test data on a regular basis provides the highest level of confidence available in the compliance of materials supplied to Australian/ New Zealand Standards.”
A spokesperson from BSI states, “for many manufacturers, importers and wholesalers, having the correct product certification can be critical to ensuring ongoing commercial success and maintaining competitive advantage.”
Third-party product certifications like ACRS and BSI create a level playing field when it comes to setting a benchmark for quality and safety standards.
Without third-party accreditation, there is no certainty that steel products will be safe, provide durability and meet Australian standards.
Quality and Procurement Manager of Orrcon Steel David Haynes said, “ACRS and BSI provide assurance with our manufacturing process and product compliance in a similar same way to NATA’s assurance of our laboratory performance and its results.”