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Fletcher Reinforcing Product Certification

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 8:21PM
By Beckie Wright
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Product certification is the process of certifying that a product has passed performance tests and quality assurance tests in order to meet the necessary local, national or international quality standards relevant to a particular market or product set.

Fletcher Reinforcing selected BSI (www.bsigroup.com) as their independent third-party partner for product certification. BSI is among the most respected and reputable management systems certification bodies in the world and is accredited by around 20 local and international bodies, and specifically for New Zealand is a fully JAS-ANZ Accredited Certification Body.

This gives their customers and owners of the structures being built, confidence that the reinforcing steel used will consistently perform to the required levels of strength and ductility as specified in the Standard. Their Quality Management System (QMS), manufacturing process and testing schedules are audited annually to ensure ongoing adherence to these requirements. 

Fletcher Steel’s testing lab is fully IANZ accredited for the testing of Metals and Metals Products within a Scope of Standards as specified on its certification. IANZ is New Zealand’s premier accreditation body. An organisation that holds IANZ accreditation can have confidence in its processes and thereby provide assurance to its customers and clients. IANZ is a full signatory member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the regional body, Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC).

Accreditation is normally granted only for work that is performed regularly and for which organisations are properly equipped and have demonstrated their competence. The scope of accreditation will, therefore, vary with the range and complexity of work carried out, the competence and experience of staff and the level of technology available in the organisation.

Fletcher Reinforcing supply 100% New Zealand made ductile and hard-drawn reinforcing mesh (compliant to NZS 3604:2011) required for the New Zealand construction and building industry. Manufactured in facilities around the country, then distributed through leading building material suppliers or directly through their national branch network. Their ductile reinforcing mesh is now certified to NZS4671:2001 by BSI.

Fletcher Reinforcing is home to 100% New Zealand-made reinforcing steel and mesh products. With their help, your concrete foundations and structures will benefit from the strength of their skilled team. From initial estimations and detailing, to manufacturing and on-site placement, their complete service is with you until the job is done, so for further information on Reinforcing BarRebar, Fletcher reinforcing and reinforcing mesh please go to https://www.fletcherreinforcing.co.nz .