Territory Instruments is currently working towards full NATA accreditation for our calibration lab, expected to be achieved in 2011. NATA, which stands for National Association of Testing Authorities, is Australia’s Government endorsed, World recognised provider for the accreditation of laboratories and similar testing and inspection bodies.
As a NATA accredited testing facility, quality is assured through regular audits which ensure that our work is being carried out correctly and to appropriate standards, and that we are consistently producing accurate and dependable data.
More information on NATA – http://www.nata.asn.au/
In May 2010 we obtained ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001:2008 Accreditation in Quality Management Systems. This internationally recognised standard in Quality Management provides a comprehensive framework for ensuring quality of systems, processes and services across the business.
Management staff have undertaken additional qualification in areas such as Project Management to ensure they are not only experts in their field, but also able to manage all facets of the job efficiently and effectively.
Territory Instruments has certifications in AS/NZS 4801:2001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 in Safety Management. OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems, and such high level certification ensures that Territory Instruments can meet the requirements of virtually any client. This accreditation was achieved in May 2010.
Additional specialised training is given to all staff to increase their safety and capacity to work in a variety of environments and conditions. These include: Working at heights, Confined Spaces, Senior First Aid, Hazardous Areas Certificate and Tropical BOSIET training – a specialised survival course for offshore workers including helicopter underwater escape training, related sea-survival and an introduction to offshore work.
Territory Instruments has undertaken certification in ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental Management Systems. This provides a framework for us to control the environmental impacts of our activities, products and services, and to continually improve our environmental performance. It applies to those environmental aspects which Territory Instruments can control and over which we can be expected to have an influence. This was completed in May 2010.