The environment, procedures conducted, and inherent risks means the products and equipment being used must be compliant with Australian Standards®. Compliant products are put to the test before the operator has too, ensuring they will outperform the intended use and provide the safety outcomes required. Compliant products are simply higher quality; designed, engineered and constructed for safe, long lasting, hard wearing and productive application.
What is a standard?
Standards are voluntary documents that outline specifications, procedures and guidelines. They are aimed at ensuring products, systems and services are reliable, safe and consistent. Standards cover a variety of subjects and industries, including consumer products and services, the environment, construction, manufacturing, energy, water and more. Standards are regularly audited and reviewed by the Standards Australia board to ensure they are applicable with current practice and are up to date with new technologies and advancements.
Standards and the Law
Standards are, on their own, voluntary, however they are often referred to in legislation, when this occurs they become a mandatory benchmark of acceptability. Products that do not comply can be considered inferior as they have not passed the certification and testing required of an Australian Standard® compliant product.
How are products certified to comply?
An independent certification and testing body must be employed to carry out the testing and compliance process. The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) houses a list of accredited agencies who are able to certify products. Once the designated number has been identified for the standard in which the product aims to comply, the rigors of the certification process can begin, only products that satisfy all of the requirements receive certification.
Bend-tech’s commitment to certification and compliance
Certification and compliance with Australian Standards is our benchmark of acceptability. We understand the importance of safety and performance on-site and aim to provide products and solutions that far exceed expectations. Ensuring that our products are certified and compliant with the relevant Australian Standard means they have been tested to outperform specifications and provide our clients with the safety and performance outcomes they deserve. If you would like to learn more about the importance of certification compliance download our free whitepaper “10 Valuable Benefits Certification and Compliance Can Add to Your Site.”