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ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)
Calibration
SERVICEPRODUCTDETERMINANTTECHNIQUEPROCEDURELIMITATION / RANGE
Force metrology - Force measuring and testing equipment
Elastic force measuring devices; Force gauges; Hydraulic rams and jacks; Load cells;
Force in tension;
Comparison measurement with reference load cell;
MTS/QM Section 647 and AS 2193
200 N to 2 MN 
CAPABILITY
with Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
1.5% of reading for load cells, force gauges and elastic force measuring devices ;
2.5% of reading for hydraulic jacks and gauge systems


Force in compression;
Comparison measurement with reference load cell;
MTS/QM Section 647 and AS 2193
MTS/QM Section 646
200 N to 5 MN 
hydraulic jack and gauge systems
in the range 200 N to 10 MN 
CAPABILITY
with Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
1.5% of reading for load cells, force gauges and elastic force measuring devices ;
2.5% of reading for hydraulic jacks and gauge systems

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)
Infrastructure and Asset Integrity
SERVICEPRODUCTDETERMINANTTECHNIQUEPROCEDURELIMITATION / RANGE
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar properties
Concrete, grout and mortar;
Mass per unit volume - Hardened concrete;
Dimensions;
AS 1012.12.1


Flexural strength;
Modulus of rupture;
AS 1012.11


Modulus of elasticity;
Static chord modulus;
AS 1012.17 Section 2
MTS/QM Section 304


Compressive strength;
Core; Cube; Cylinder;
MTS/QM Section 304
AS 1012.9
AS 1012.14 (excluding clause 6.2)


Flexural performance of fibre reinforced concrete;
Beam with third-point loading;
ASTM C1609
ASTM C1609M
BS EN 14651
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar specimen manufacture and curing
Concrete, grout and mortar;
Specimen conditioning;
Wet conditioning of hardened concrete core specimens;
AS 1012.14 (cl 6.4d) i) only


Specimen manufacture and curing;
Curing cylinder specimens in the laboratory; Manufacture and curing of flexural strength specimens in the laboratory; Manufacture and curing of grout and mortar cubes in the laboratory;
AS 1012 8.1 (cl 9.3 only)
AS 1012.8.2 (cl 9 only)
AS 1012.8.3 (cl 9.4 only)
Evaluation of load handling, rigging and tensioning systems
Anchorages and supports for industrial fall arrest systems;
Dynamic strength; Static strength;
Not applicable;
AS/NZS 5532 Sections 6.3.1 and 6.3.2 

Anchors and anchor plate assemblies; Embedded items and fixings; Lifting clutches for concrete elements; Scaffold ties; Threaded inserts;
Breaking load; Proof load; Pull-out resistance;
Not applicable;
AS 3600 Appendix B, Section B.3;
AS 3850.1 Appendix A;
ASTM E488, ASTM E754, ASTM E1512 
200 N to 1.96 MN (including on-site proof load tests in the range 200 N to 900 kN)

Lifting assemblies;
Breaking load; Extension; Proof load;
Not applicable;
AS 4991 Section 12 
200 N to 1.96 MN (including on-site proof load tests in the range 200 N to 900 kN)


Proof load; Tensile properties;
Not applicable;
AS 3850.1 Clause 2.6 and Appendix A
up to 1.96 MN (including on-site tension and proof load tests up to 900 kN)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)
Manufactured Goods
SERVICEPRODUCTDETERMINANTTECHNIQUEPROCEDURELIMITATION / RANGE
Evaluation of access protection products
Fencing and gates designed for temporary installation;
Foothold aperture; Impact resistance; Simulated climbing evaluation; Wind force overturning evaluation;
Not applicable;
AS 4687 Sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 

Edge protection (including guardrails and guardrail posts);
Dynamic load; Static load;
Not applicable;
AS/NZS 4994.1 Section 4 and Appendices A, B, C, D and E 
200 N to 500 kN


Load;
Not applicable;
AS 1657 Appendices B, C

Access covers; Grates;
Load;
Compression;
AS 3996 Appendix C;
BS EN 124 Section 8;
EN 1433;
WSAA Specification WSA PS-290


Bicycle tyre penetration resistance;
Not applicable;
AS 3996 Clause 3.3.7.2 Appendix D

Fencing and gates designed for fixed installation;
Closing and latching performance; Durability; Rigidity; Strength;
Not applicable;
AS 1926.1 Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, Appendices A, B, C, D, F
in-house procedure QM 539
Including Safety barriers and gate units for swimming pools
Material performance evaluation of elastomers, plastics and composite products
Elastomeric bearings;
Stiffness;
Not applicable;
AS 5100.4
AUSROADS Bridge Design Code AP-R405-12
QLD Department of Main Roads Specification MRT S81
RMS NSW Specifications B280, B281, B282
VicRoads Specification B652, B653
WA Department of Main Roads Specification 860
Stiffness in compression tests in the range 90 kN to 20 MN at ambient temperature;
Stiffness in shear tests in the range 6 kN to 1.78 MN at ambient temperature


Shear resistance;
Not applicable;
AS 5100.4
AUSROADS Design Rules for Bridge Bearings and Expansion Joints AP-R405-12
QLD Transport and Main Roads Specification MRT S81
RMS of NSW Specifications B280, B281, B282
VicRoads Specifications B652, B653
WA Department of Main Roads Specification 860 
6 kN to 1.78 MN at ambient temperature 

Fibre reinforced composite materials;
Shear strength; Tensile properties;
Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control;
MTS/QM Section 326
ISO 527-5 
BS EN 2243.1
in-house procedure QM330
ACI 440.3R Section B2
in-house procedure QM331
Material performance evaluation of metal products
Reinforcing bar and steel prestressing materials for concrete;
Bending properties;
Reverse bend; Simple bend;
AS/NZS 4671
ISO 15630.1; ISO 15630.2
RMS SF2013 / 184115 Issue 3
200 N to 1.96 MN 


Shear strength of welded joints in mesh;
Direct shear force;
AS/NZS 4671 Appendix C5; 
AS/NZS 1554.3 
ISO 15630.2


Tensile properties;
Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress; Uniform elongation (Agt);
AS/NZS 4671
AS/NZS 4672.2 (excluding Appendix B) 
ISO 15630.1; ISO 15630.2
RMS SF2013 / 184115 Issue 3


Bond strength;
Not applicable;
AS/NZS 4671 Appendix C4


Fatigue cycling; Slip properties; Tensile properties;
Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control;
ISO 15835.1, .2;
RMS Document No. 9M3835 Issue 2
Low and high cycle fatigue of Mechanical splice couplers in the range 200 N to 1.96 MN 

Fixtures and components; Prepared metallic test specimens;
Tensile properties;
Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress;
AS 1391
AS 2291
ISO 6892.1
ASTM A370
E8M
200 N to 1.96 MN at ambient temperature to 1200oC


Slip properties;
Not applicable;
AS 4100 Appendix J, AS/NZS 5131 Appendix G

Tubing/piping;
Tension;
Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control;
AS 1391
200 N to 1.96 MN

Wire, wire strands and coated wire products;
Bending properties;
Reverse bend;
AS 2505.4


Tensile properties;
Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress;
AS 1391, ISO 6892.1 and ASTM A370
200 N to 1.96 MN

Springs;
Compression;
Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control;
MTS/QM Section 302
200 N to 4.89 MN

Threaded fasteners, bolts and nuts;
Breaking load; Proof load; Tensile properties; Tension; Torque; Torsion;
Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress; Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control; Wedge tensile;
AS 1391, AS/NZS 1252.1 Appendices D1 to D4 inclusive, AS/NZS 4291.1, AS/NZS 4291.2;
ASTM A370, ASTM F606;
ISO 898.1, .2, .6;
RMS of NSW Code B240 
SAE J1216 
for the purposes of determining compliance with AS/NZS 1252.1, AS 1559, AS 2465, AS 2528, ASTM A193, ASTM 194, ASTM A320, ASTM A449, ASTM A574, ASTM F738, ASTM A836, SAE J429
200 N to 2000 kN 

Pot bearings;
Coefficient of friction; Combined vertical and horizontal load; Compression; Rotation;
Not applicable;
AS 5100.4
AUSROADS Bridge Design Code 1992
QLD Department of Main Roads Specification MRT S81
RMS NSW Specifications B280, B281, B282
VicRoads Specification B653
WA Department of Main Roads Specification 860 
in the range 90 kN to 20 MN at ambient temperature

Rolled products including bar, strip and metal sheeting;
Bending properties;
Pressure bend test; Reverse bend; Simple bend; Supported mandrel bend; V block bend;
AS 2505.1 

Welded test specimens;
Bending properties;
Slow bend on rail sections;
AS 1085.20 Appendix K


Macroscopic examination;
Macroscopic examination;
AS/NZS 1554.1, AS NZS 1554.3, AS 2205.5.1


Tensile properties;
All-weld-metal tensile; Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress; Transverse butt tensile;
AS 2205.2.1, AS 2205.2.2

Prepared metallic test specimens;
Compression;
Axial load compression;
ASTM E9
200 N to 4.89 MN at ambient temperature


Mechanical performance evaluation of components for building envelopes, framing and interior lining
Stairway assemblies;
Load; Strength at ultimate limit state loading;
Not applicable;
AS 1657 Appendices D and F
Mechanical performance evaluation of ladders, racks, scaffolds and supports
Scaffolding and scaffolding components;
Bending properties; Coefficient of friction; Distortion; Slip resistance; Stiffness; Strength; Vertical load carrying capacity;
Not applicable;
AS 1576.2 Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N
AS 1576.3 Section 4.2, Appendices A, B, C, D, E
AS 1577 Section 2.2, Appendices A, B, C, D

Portable ramps for vehicles; Portable trolley jacks; Vehicle support stands;
Durability; Loss of height; Operating force; Overload; Release; Stability; Stop and structural integrity;
Not applicable;
AS 2538 Appendices A, B, C, D and Consumer Protection Notice No.12 of 2008
AS 2615 Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F and Consumer Protection Notice No.10 of 2008
AS 2640 Appendices A, B, C, D, E and Consumer Protection Notice No.2 of 2008
AS 2693 Appendices B, C, D, E, F and Consumer Protection Notice No.1 of 2008 

Storage rack systems;
Cantilever beam load; Pallet beam bend; Stub column compression;
Not applicable;
AS 4084 Clauses 7.3.1, 7.4.2, 7.5.1 

Ladders;
Bending properties; Cantilever; Deflection; Dynamic drop; Fittings/foot distortion; Permanent set; Shear; Stability; Static foot friction; Strength; Sway; Torque; Twist; Walking;
Not applicable;
AS/NZS 1892.1 Sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, Appendices D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y Z, AA, AB, AC
AS/NZS 1892.3 Sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, Appendices D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y Z, AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF
EN 131 Section 5 (excluding Section 5.16)
EN 14183 Sections 4, 5, 6, 8 
excluding tests on labels and electrical properties

Formwork for concrete;
Breaking load; Proof load;
Not applicable;
AS 3610 Appendix A.4 and A.5


up to 1.96 MN
Mechanical performance evaluation of vehicle safety
Tow bars, tow balls and safety chain connections;
Dynamic load; Static load;
Not applicable;
AS 4177.2, .3, .4
ADR 62/02
Performance evaluation of personnel protection equipment and general ballistic measurements
Road safety barrier systems; Road traffic barrier posts;
Bending properties; Load;
Not applicable;
AUSROADS APR-R200, Frangible Sign Supports Part 1: Recommended procedure for design, testing, installation and maintenance, and Part 2: State of art review
RMS of NSW Specification B242 Section 5