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Be sure – insist on ACRS-approved steel. Whether you are planning a road, building a tower, or selling couplers, ACRS certification is a must before you take your next step

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ACRS

Australasian Certification
Authority for Reinforcing
and Structural Steels

delivers confidence in steel materials, through

Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. 1 Independent, expert, third-party quality validation 2 Ongoing, globally-accredited testing 3 End-to-end supply chain traceability 1 2 3

ACRS users

Including government infrastructure planners; architects; engineers; surveyors; builders, developers & contractors; steel importers, distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, producers & mills; and Australian home owners - value our independence above all.

Our certification teams works entirely independently of our board under strict compliance guidelines and separately from members & stakeholders.

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ACRS in numbers

300

Applicants

300

Applicants

245

Current certificates

245

Current certificates

83

Certified firms

83

Certified firms

24

Countries

24

Countries

23

Steel & design standards

23

Steel & design standards

4

Test reports every year

4

Test reports every year

Why ACRS is necessary

Issues in steel supply chains

  • Inadequate product traceability
  • Misleading and false supporting documentation
  • Excessive variation in materials properties
  • Inappropriate product markings
  • Inappropriate processing or fabrication
  • Testing not to AS/NZS Standards
See more about issues in steel supply chains

ACRS-approved products guarantee

  • Consistency of quality (Manufactured to AS/NZS Standards)
  • Assurance of compliance
  • Easy to check, publicly searchable documented verification
  • Frequent updates
  • Conformance through the supply chain
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What ACRS offers

The ACRS difference

Independence from
steel suppliers

Single purpose, not-for-profit body - no conflicts of interest with members or customers

In-house
Expertise

Our assessments are made only by our own qualified and experienced metallurgists and engineers, with certification decisions made by an expert committee

Comprehensive
traceability

All products from all locations tracked from mill to delivery

Founded by the industry,
for the industry

Created and supported by industry & government to provide steel specifiers, designers, & customers with confidence

Internationally recognised
track record

Over 20 years of certifying steel to Australian and New Zealand standards

Rigorous
approach

Annual site audits, random sampling, quarterly production data checks, consistent lab testing

Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. The ACRS process 2-stage bookended, internationally recognised process, 8 areas of review at each stage, 8 requirements 1 Quality Management System validation 2 Independent product sampling and testing 3 Statistical analysis of production output 4 Product identification 5 All products all locations 6 Product traceability 7 12-month certificate validity, regularly updated 8 Suspension or termination of certificates for noncompliance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

ACRS Advantage

For steel providers

  • Validate your quality
  • Earn a competitive advantage
  • Be publicly listed as ACRS certified
  • Get post-certification support
  • Avoid buyer dissatisfaction or concern
Get ACRS certified for as little as $5k

For steel users

  • Get the steel you specified
  • Give your stakeholders confidence of safety
  • Mitigate liability
  • Ensure long-term durability
  • Avoid delays and waste
Check your steel before you buy

ACRS Users

Government infrastructure planners

Architects

Engineers

Building Surveyors

Builders, contractors & developers

Steel importers, distributors and fabricators

Steel manufacturers, producers, and mills

Australian homeowners

ACRS members

ACRS member companies support and represent a balanced range of interests, including government, specifiers, builders, certifiers, and suppliers. ACRS members endorse ACRS certification though their organisations and practice.

Products certified by ACRS

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Reinforcing Steel

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Hot Rolled Steel Reinforcing Bar

to AS/NZS 4671 View
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Hot Rolled Steel Reinforcing Coil

to AS/NZS 4671 View
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Prestressing Steel Bar, Strand & Wire

to AS/NZ S4672 View
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Cold Drawn Reinforcing Bar (Wire)

to AS/NZS 4671 View
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Welded Steel Mesh (Fabric)

to AS/NZS 4671 View
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Steel Reinforcing Couplers

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Structural Steel

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Hot Rolled Structural Steel Bars & Sections

to AS/NZS 3679.1 View
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Cold Formed Hollow Sections

to AS/NZS 1163 and BS EN 10219 View
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Welded Steel

to AS/NZS 3679.2 and AS/NZS 5131 View
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Hot Rolled Plates & Slabs

to AS/NZS 3678 View
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Steel Flat Products

to AS/NZS 1594 View
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Structural Steel Bolts

to AS/NZS 1252 View
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Structural & Pressure Vessels

to AS/NZS 3597 View

Test reporting dates

1

Report 28 Jan

1 Oct - 31 Dec

2

Report 28 Apr

1 Jan - 31 Mar

3

Report 28 Jul

1 Apr - 30 Jun

4

Report 28 Oct

1 Jul - 30 Sep

News and Updates

ACRS News
28 Jul 2021
28 Jul 2021

Message from Andrew Wheeler - Acting Executive Director, ACRS

As Acting Executive Director of ACRS I would like to introduce myself, and to update you on ACRS observations and...

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