(Above) Courtesy Structural Challenge.
Responsible steelwork procurement touches on all members of the steelwork supply chain, ensuring duty of care under Workplace Health and Safety Regulation. The ASI has put in place a framework for risk categorisation and steelwork fabricator prequalification enabling cost-effective procurement of compliant steelwork structures.
Our Implementation Toolkit provides the necessary resources for a range of supply chain stakeholders to help address duty of care under Workplace Health and Safety Regulation and emerging non-conforming product chain of responsibility regulation.
The ASI has developed a range of tools to facilitate expedient cost-effective implementation of responsible steelwork procurement.
The ‘Recommended contract wording' (PDF)' has been developed by the ASI to make it straightforward for clients, procurers and builders to insert appropriate clauses into procurement contracts, particularly those enabling SCA fabricator certification to meet project schedules.
The new ASI NSSS has been developed as the primary implementation tool for engineers and specifiers to embed the requirements of AS/NZS 5131 in an expedient and rationalised fashion. The NSSS is freely available in editable format, can be used ‘as is’ or modified and/or incorporated into your own specifications.
The companion Structural Steelwork Standard Drawing Notes work together with the NSSS and, for smaller projects, may be all that is required.
The NSSS and drawing notes are a free download.
Developed by the ASI, the NSSCS provides the framework enabling cost-effective procurement of compliant steelwork structures. It comprises four ‘pillars’:
The use of Steelwork Compliance Australia (SCA) certified fabricators ensures your fabricator has the demonstrable processes in place to satisfy the requirements of AS/NZS 5131 and provide risk-minimised quality construction, with greatly simplified processes for clients, builders, engineers and certifiers to ascertain compliance.
Visit Steelwork Compliance Australia to find out more and to check fabricator certification status.
Building certifiers need to ensure steelwork construction is compliant through a pragmatic cost-effective process. Our guidance and checklist provides the pointers that will minimise risk and deliver compliant outcomes.