IVS Quality Assurance Programme Australia

IVS offers an independent Quality Assurance Program for preservative treated timber. Quality assured for durability and safety.

The IVS Quality Assurance Programme offers timber treaters and end users assurance that treatment plants have the necessary systems and controls in place to consistently produce treated products that meet the requirements of the relevant timber standards.

IVS is an accredited inspection body providing credible and robust quality assurance programmes and verification services to the forestry industry. We have a specialist team of forestry auditors who understand wood processing, to give you technical support and advice when you need it. We also have laboratory specialising in timber testing for all preservative testing requirements, that can be utilised in conjunction with an independent QA Programme.

A Quality Assurance Programme delivered by IVS ensures:

  • Independence - providing confidence to treaters, regulatory authorities and consumers that product supplied by treaters participating in the programme meets relevant standards (AS1604 series as applicable)
  • Integrated Quality Assurance Audit and Timber Testing Service - through our partnership with IVS Labs and other accredited laboratories, IVS can bundle services to save time, money and increase efficiencies within your business.
  • Rapid turnaround time for audit and routine tests results - minimise disruption to your process supply chain enabling the treatment plant operator to identify and address issues quickly and avoid over-treatment of product
  • Accurate and reliable results - ensuring your treatment meets the requirements of the AS and AS/NZS series of treatment standards
  • Quality Reporting - IVS reports will provide you with clear and quantitative data showing the retention and penetration achieved for each sample checked.
    The analysis report provides results including:
    - Mass/Mass result for chemicals actives analysed
    - Preservative Penetration
    - Compliance Statement
  • Technical expertise - continually drawing on technical expertise of industry specialists to ensure the programme is robust and fit for purpose

Use of IVS Quality Assurance Mark

Participation in the Timber Preservation Quality Assurance Programme will allow the use of the IVS Quality Assurance Mark. This Quality Assurance Mark provides a visual confirmation that the treated timber has been produced under a quality system, that has been independently audited to meet the requirements of the Timber Treatment Standards.

IVS Labs

IVS also offers a Timber Preservation Testing Service which provides accurate and rapid test results for timber treatment providers. IVS Labs are IANZ accredited to IS17025:2017, this means following a rigorous Quality Management System that will provide clients with confidence in the results provided.

IVS can design and deliver an integrated Quality Assurance Programme to suit your specific needs. We will provide:

  • A programme of rules and guidelines
  • Standard templates for your system
  • An independent audit every year
  • Monitoring of internal audits and monthly reporting
  • Monitoring of Testing and QA system and providing feedback on routine testing
  • Access to IVS Labs and the Timber Portal
  • Administration of the scheme

Get in touch

Talk to us! IVS can streamline the process through bundled audits for both your export certification requirements and the Timber Preservation Testing Programme - saving time, money and providing increased efficiencies for your business.

Australia
Tim Evans, Business Development
P 0417 726 741 | tim.evans(at)ivs.com.au

New Zealand
Paul Norris - Forestry Manager
P 1800 812 498 | paul.norris(at)ivs.co.nz

Christina Pegler - Technical Manager
P 1800 812 498 | christina.pegler(at)ivs.co.nz

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