Beaver's Testing Facilities were installed to carry out testing of
imported rated materials. For Beaver Brands (Beaver) to maintain its
place in the market based on quality items, tests had to be carried out
continuously. Rated materials being imported covered items such as chain,
hooks, head rings, slings, tie-downs and similar equipment. All of which have
to be batch tested to ensure that the quality is acceptable to Beaver.
Beaver being conscious of the need to have recognition of its testing
facilities arranged for Beaver's Testing facility to be accredited by NATA
(National Association of Testing Authorities) in 1993 and is audited regularly
by this organisation to ensure ongoing accreditation and compliance.
As a NATA accredited test facility, Beaver conforms to National Testing
criteria which ensures customers receive quality service that is backed by one
of the largest testing authorities in Australia with International recognition.
All items tested under Beaver's NATA accredited facility are tested
to the appropriate Australian Standard or NATA accreditation requirements.
Beaver offers the following facilities:
- On-site Testing Available
- Tensile Testing (W.W.L. - proof and break) S.W.L testing of lifting
- Re-testing of repaired products
- Magnetic crack control inspections
- We test all size chains and fittings, wire rope, synthetic slings,
shackles, turnbuckles and associated equipment
- Fast turnaround with competitive rates
- Issuing of certificates
- Computerised test certificates showing test results in graph form
All work is carried out in accordance with relevant Australian
Fall Protection (Height Safety Products)
In 2004 a decision was made to develop a range of industrial height safety
products that could be manufactured by Beaver and sold into the market. This
required development of designs in regard to styles and types of harnesses
requiring hardware from outside sources, which could be used to manufacture
products from the designs.
On completion of the product designs a test program was put in place so that
the products could be tested to the requirements of the Australian and New
Zealand standard 1891.1. During this period Beaver Brands premises were
inspected by GlobalMark and developed a recording system for the
factory that enabled Beaver to maintain licencing with GlobalMark.
All harnesses that were required had jig boards made to ensure consistency
and conformity during manufacture. The development of this product
required the development of an in-house testing system for dynamically testing
the harnesses. Beaver uses this in-house testing system to conduct NATA
accredited tests of Industrial Safety Harnesses in accordance with AS/NZS