IVS Quality Assurance Programme NZ

An independent quality assurance program for preservative treated timber. Quality assured for durability and safety.

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 a laboratory specialising in timber testing for all preservative testing requirements.

We deliver:

  • An independent quality assurance programme - to ensure preservative treated timber can be used with confidence and will meet the expected levels of durability and product safety
  • The programme is aligned with the New Zealand Treatment Quality Scheme
  • Fast Turnaround - a five day maximum return on testing results will 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 NZS3640 and the AS1604 series of standards (if applicable), providing confidence for you and your customers
  • Better Reporting - IVS compliance reports provide you with clear and quantitative data showing the retention and penetration achieved for each sample checked. Compliance reports provide a summary of results including:
        • Mass / Mass result for chemicals actives analysed
        • Preservative Penetration
        • Compliance statement
        • Use of IVS Quality Assurance Mark

Audit reports are comprehensive and highlight elements of your treatment system and processes which may place outputs at risk, as well as identifying opportunities for improvement.

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 Labs also offers a Timber Preservation Testing Service which provides accurate and rapid test results for timber treatment providers. IVS Labs are IANZ accredited to ISO17025:2017, this means following a rigorous Quality Management System that will provide clients with confidence in the results provided.

Bundled audits and good advice

Talk to IVS. 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. Contact us today!

Get in touch

To discuss your requirements in more detail and for further technical information about the Timber Preservation Testing Service, please get in touch:

New Zealand
Paul Norris - Forestry Manager
P 0800 021 169 | paul.norris(at)ivs.co.nz

Christina Pegler - Technical Manager
P 0800 021 169 | christina.pegler(at)ivs.co.nz

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