STEELWORKS NZ LTD AWARDED STEEL FABRICATOR CERTIFICATION
Locally owned and operated, Steelworks NZ Ltd were awarded the highly prestigious New Zealand accredited Steel Fabricator Certification at the recent NZ Steel Construction Forum held in Napier on Friday, 16th September 2016.
WHAT IS STEEL FABRICATOR CERTIFICATION (SFC)?
Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) is a certification scheme to ensure participating steel fabricators have the capacity to manufacture product of necessary quality. The SFC Scheme provides procurers and specifiers with not only greater certainty of product quality, but that they are dealing with a fabricator who has proven procedures and personnel that, together, represent international best practice.
SFC’s focus is on quality assurance and reducing risk for procurers and specifiers. As with many construction materials, the current compliance regime for structural steel work relies, for the most part, on self-inspection and self-certification. But this approach is dependent on the expertise, ethics and quality systems of the fabricator, and on the knowledge and expertise of engineers and welding inspectors to assess if the steel supplied is compliant.
Significantly, the SFC scheme provides independent expert certification of New Zealand fabrication companies to ensure they have the appropriate quality management systems in place that enables them to consistently produce compliant fabricated product of the required standard. SFC was developed by the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) and Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ).
The key factors of SFC qualified fabricators ensures the following:
- Quality control – materials, welding procedures, welder qualifications, traceability
- Standards and Specifications are followed, including internal and/or external weld testing
- Full traceability of materials from procurement to welding, painting and final installation.
Having an SFC Fabricator will ensure that any supplied product complies with industry best practice and relevant contract specifications and requirements.
WHY CHOOSE STEELWORKS NZ LTD?
Steelworks New Zealand Ltd has been owned and operated by brothers Elliott and Grier Fuller since 2006, specialising in structural steel fabrication and installation, with purpose built facilities and equipment to produce high quality and cost effective structural steel to the construction industry. “We are an established company with a great team culture who are professional, experienced, and recognise quality systems to bring a vast amount of technical and practical knowledge to every project,” Elliott Fuller says.
“Steelworks NZ Ltd.’s commitment to the Steel Fabrication Certification Scheme reflects the Directors collective views on issues and opportunities within the steel industry, which is underpinned by our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, innovation, health & safety, and trained and skilled staff,” Grier Fuller says.
“It is important that the building industry is aware of the Steel Fabricator Certification scheme when engaging in building projects. Choosing an SFC fabricator provides peace of mind and assurance regarding quality,” Elliott Fuller says.
Steelworks NZ Ltd are now the second only accredited SFC fabricator in the BOP Region. For more information on the scheme, visit www.steelfabcert.co.nz.