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NSSCS for clients and Government

Achieving the quality benchmark

  • Configure your procurement specifications to reference AS/NZS 5131
  • Nominate third party certification of steelwork under the NSSCS
  • Implement surveillance to ensure the intent of your procurement specifications has been actioned

The benefits for you

The benefits to clients and Government of the NSSCS include:

  • Assurance that the steelwork contractor is competent as assessed by an expert process.
  • Assurance that the tender offer is based on a like for like quality comparison and not compromised on quality, therefore minimising likely costly rework and remediation.
  • Management of risk and your duty of care under the Workplace Health and Safety Act (Safe design of structures).
  • Utilising a steelwork fabricator who has invested in training, apprenticeships, systems and capability over those who quote on price alone.
  • Support development of a world class steelwork fabrication industry in Australia.

Various state Governments either use or are about to use third party steel and steelwork certification as a mechanism to meet the expected benchmark following a plethora of steel material and fabrication failures on recent projects supplied from overseas.