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Can my company be ACRS
ACRS certifies steel producers and fabricators, wherever they are in the world.
The sophistication of the ACRS two-stage certification process and the level of validation this provides steel users, means that part of any ACRS certification must involve checking and validating the production process at the steel mills, as well as any facilities that fabricate that steel before it is delivered to site.
As such, ACRS is unable to certify steel product that has not first been certified at the point of production.
If you are a producer or fabricator, you can apply for certification of all our schemes: Product, Traceability, Sustainability and/or Quality Management.
If you are a trader or distributor, you can apply for Traceability and/or Quality Management.
Please read about the process below and download the relevant application form(s) and certification agreement to apply.
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If you are still unsure whether you, your business or your steel product can get ACRS certified, then please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your query.
Getting ACRS Certified
ACRS unique, two-stage certification scheme conducts eight areas of review and decision making on the conformity of steel products to one or more of 19 applicable Standards ( “Product Requirements”) and, additionally, the requirements of the ACRS Scheme giving confidence to end-users that the finished steel delivered to construction projects has been suitably assessed for conformity. See more about ACRS Certification
All ACRS auditors are Australia-based but travel anywhere globally to visit producer sites.
- An ACRS auditor confirms the scope of application for approval
- ACRS follows up to seek clarification on documentation provided with the completed application form, including an initial review of the supporting documentation
- An invoice for full payment is issued, with confirmation of payment being sought prior to any next stage activities
- ACRS conducts a pre-evaluation review, including supplier's manufacturing history and ongoing test results
- ACRS evaluates the site, or sites, manufacturing or supplying to AS/NZS Standards. ACRS also verifies to one British standard, and several technical approvals as outlined in points 18 and 19 of the application form
- ACRS conducts independent testing of samples selected by ACRS assessors at the site audit and review of results against AS/NZS Standards requirements
Join ACRS members online. You will be added to our public database of certificate holders, included in our industry newsletters, and get your own ACRS login as well as receiving your certificate and marks of conformity.
Complete mandatory quarterly test reporting.
Let your customers know you are ACRS-certified. Add your ACRS certification to your website, email signature, sales and marketing documents.
Undergo annual checks to renew your certificate every 12 calendar months.
This approval is a vital part of ACRS certification, ensuring that all parties can be confident that ongoing supply by ACRS-Certified providers consistently meets AS/NZ Standards.
To enable ACRS to undertake this activity, test results – for all materials for which you are certified, for each location manufacturing materials to AS/NZS Standards – must be reported by certificate holders every three months, together with a binding declaration (which will be provided to you) covering all material types supplied by you.
If no Approved Materials, or none of a particular type, have been manufactured at a location during that quarter, you need to return a product declaration with a “zero” marked. Resubmit the previous quarter’s test data, unamended.
Test results for all Assessable Materials shall be reported to ACRS within the following periods
Report by 28 Jan
1 Oct - 31 Dec
Report by 28 Apr
1 Jan - 31 Mar
Report by 28 Jul
1 Apr - 30 Jun
Report by 28 Oct
1 Jul - 30 Sep