Manufacturers applying for PINENZ certification must met the conditions set in a number of Australian and New Zealand Standards. The Standards covered in the audit include:
AS 5067. Non-structural glue laminated
AS 5068. Finger joints in structural timber
AS 5069. Finger joints in non-structural products
AS/NZS 1328.1. Glue laminated structural timber
AS 1604.1. Specifications for preservative treatment – sawn and round timber
AS 1604.5. Specifications for preservative treatment – glue laminated timber products
NZS 1491:1996. Finger jointed structural standard
The audit of these and other standards requires an 88 point assessment of a manufacturer’s operation. These range from the arrival of timber at the factory, through the process of manufacture, to packaging and dispatch of the finished product.
The 88 points covered in the audit include such subjects as:
The quality of industrial hygiene; documentation of processes and procedures; maintenance of records; calibration of critical equipment; maintenance of cutting tools; appropriate identification of resins and adhesives; implementation of production control testing regimes, through to the information provided to customers on handling and storage.
Regular in-house testing between audits is carried out by each manufacturer to ensure that PINENZ standards are maintained.