Materials & Testing Laboratories Ltd ensures a consistency of service through the ongoing accreditation of the company, and certification of each of our technicians.
The foundation of our registration with IANZ is compliance with ISO standard 17025 – Quality Systems and the New Zealand Code of Laboratory Management Practice.
Laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results for their clients. We are audited annually, to ensure continued compliance and quality of service. As such, we are authorised to endorse reports with the ILAC/IANZ logo.
IANZ is equivalent to NATA in Australia, NATLAS in Great Britain, and NVLAP in the United States. These bodies operate as accreditation authorities under the umbrella of International Laboratory Accreditation Conference (ILAC).
As well as ensuring that the company remains IANZ accredited, we also insist that our technicians are qualified to high standards. Our technicians hold internationally recognized certifications, from the following organizations, with no less than a Level 2 qualification.
- AINDT (Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing)
- CBIP (Certification Board for Inspection Personnel)
- EN ISO 9712 (International certification)
- PCN (Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing)
Copies of these certificates are available on request
Materials & Testing Laboratories Ltd is a member of the following organisations. Their resources and ongoing support services enable us to maintain a quality service to our clients.
- ACA – The Australasian Corrosion Association
- Standards New Zealand
- The New Zealand Non-Destructive Testing Association
HEALTH & SAFETY STRATEGY
Health and Safety is our top priority and one of our core values.
As a responsible employer, we believe effective health and safety practices contribute directly to improving the performance of our organisation. While we have a duty to comply with New Zealand Health and Safety legislation, we aim to surpass those requirements through the adoption of recognised best practices, and to gain industry recognition for the continuing high standard of our Health and Safety practices.
To ensure this high standard, we are constantly adapting our policies and procedures and adopting best practices.
Materials & Testing Laboratories Ltd is committed to the protection of its employees, customers, and others from accidental injury or damage by ensuring that all operations are conducted in a safe, efficient and environmentally acceptable manner.
In meeting this commitment, Materials & Testing Laboratories Ltd. will:
- Make every effort to provide every employee and visitor to our work sites with a safe and healthy place of work. This includes the provision of safe equipment and materials.
- Establish safe work practices and insist that they are adhered to at all times.
- Provide suitable supervision and training to ensure all employees can meet the stated objectives.
- Recognise and support the rights of all personnel to express their concerns over safety in the workplace and to expect those concerns to be acted upon promptly.
- Ensure employees and other persons understand and accept their responsibility to promote a safe and healthy place of work.
The strategy that Materials & Testing Laboratories Ltd has adopted to ensure compliance with the Safety Policy is to:
- Identify and implement the legislative requirements relating to occupational safety and health contained within relevant Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice.
- Identify all hazards associated with the company’s workplaces.
- Conduct regular assessments to control and identify significant hazards.
- Inform employees of hazards to which they are exposed, and procedures to mitigate them.
- Ensure all employees have the necessary knowledge and experience to perform the job and tasks for which they are employed. Employees requiring further training will be supervised until suitably trained.
- Train all employees in the safe use of plant, equipment and substances they may use or handle, and provide appropriate materials safety data sheets.
- Ensure that all employees are actively involved in safety-related matters through hazard identification, safety meetings etc.
- Investigate all accidents where harm has or may have been caused to an employee or any other person. Records of such accidents shall be maintained.
- Appoint a safety representative with the appropriate authority to take action as necessary in order to rectify any safety matter.
- Ensure that appropriate safety clothing and equipment is supplied and worn at all times where necessary.