Liberty OneSteel takes a firm approach to manufacturing quality steel products to Australian and New Zealand Standards.
Industry concerns regarding product quality, identification, certification and traceability have been addressed by the Australian Standards Committee for structural steel products.
In April 2016, revisions to four Australian Standards and two Technical Specifications covering structural steels were released by Standards Australia.
These releases address increasing concerns in the construction industry about the non-compliance of building materials and the risk they pose to the industry and the community generally.
Specifying and procuring compliant product reduces your professional risk and the safety risk to the community.
Projects that specify these new Standards and Technical Specifications will be in a better position to manage the risk that would otherwise exist.
The four Standards are:
AS/NZS 1163-2016 – Cold-formed structural steel hollow sections
AS/NZS 3678-2016 Structural steel – Hot rolled plates, floorplates and slabs
AS/NZS 3679.1-2016 – Structural steel – Part 1: Hot-rolled bars and sections
AS/NZS 3679.2-2016 – Structural steel – Part 2: Welded I sections
The two Technical Specifications:
SA TS 102-2016 – Structural steel – Limits on elements added
SA TS 103-2016 – Welding to AS/NZS 1554 Parts 1, 5 and 7– Limits on boron in parent materials
The following mandatory requirements in the Australian Standards provide you with confidence you are getting quality and compliant steel products:
– Minimum specific information on Test Certificates
– Testing to be performed by laboratories with third party accreditation from NATA
– Individual length identification markings
What is a Test Certificate?
Liberty OneSteel can produce test certificates as required for its entire range of steel products as evidence that its products are compliant with the Standards.
For your checklist on compliant test certificates and further information about the important and valuable updates to the Australian and New Zealand Standards, download the Liberty OneSteel Strengthening Compliance Requirements flyer.