NSSCS for fabricators

NSSCS for Fabricators: the benefits


Australian Standard AS/NZS 5131 and the National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS) can be of significant benefit to fabricators.

(Above) Courtesy Structural Challenge. 

The benefits to fabricators include:

  • a demonstrable proven commitment to capability based on the chosen certification level will help distinguish you in the eyes of clients
  • a de-facto ‘National Technical Prequalification Scheme’ that, in time, will become common across the industry, increasing productivity and saving you significant time and cost in repeated tender submissions and multiple certifications
  • a site audit and ensuing gap analysis that can prompt marked improvements in internal process efficiencies
  • a uniform transparent quality bar to support fair competition with your peers.

Achieving the quality benchmark

The process to achieve the quality benchmark for fabricators is:

Demonstrate conformity to AS/NZS 5131: to ensure processes and documentation are consistent with the Construction Category for the structure or component being undertaken. 
Provide project-specific documentation: on a particular project, provide the documentation required by AS/NZS 5131.
Declaration of compliance: provide the Declaration of Compliance (DoC) for the products (fabricated steelwork) covered under your scope of work.

 

You are guided through this process and it is greatly simplified for you if you choose to become certified under the NSSCS.

Certification process

Certification to the NSSCS is configured in simple staged steps to provide practical benefits early on while managing a journey towards final certification to your chosen Construction Category.

View the process diagram below for more information on the certification process.

Head to the Steelwork Compliance Australia (SCA) website when you are ready to take the next steps towards certification.

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