IVS Quality Assurance Programme NZ

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

We deliver:

  1. 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
  2. The programme is aligned with the New Zealand Quality Scheme
  3. 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
  4. Accurate and reliable results - ensuring your treatment meets the requirements of NZS3640, providing confidence for you and your customers
  5. Better 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 a graphical representation of results including:

    * Mass / Mass result for chemicals actives analysed
    * Preservative Penetration
    * Variables / Trends
    * Historical data


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.

Approved Handler Certification

IVS can assist you with your Approved Handler Test Certification requirements for staff using timber treatment preservatives and anti sap-stain chemicals. Training is also available on the HSNO Act and Controls to meet the Approved Handlers of timber treatment preservatives and anti sap-stain chemicals requirements. Please get in touch for more information

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 Programme; saving time, money and providing increased efficiencies for your business.

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.

IVS Labs

IVS also offers a Timber Preservation Testing Service which provides accurate and rapid test results for timber treatment providers.


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

Colin Malcolm - IVS Laboratory Manager
P 0800 021 169 | colin.malcolm(at)ivs.co.nz

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