AS/NZS ISO 3834 is a factory production control system, drafted to complement—rather than replace—quality management systems such as ISO 9001. As such, ISO 3834 does not require fabricators to implement a separate quality management system such as ISO 9001.
As a factory production control system, certification to AS/NZS ISO 3834 helps businesses operate more efficiently, thereby improving client satisfaction.
AS/NZS ISO 3834 certification increases the likelihood of global supply chain opportunities and repeat business, bolstering profitability. Certification helps Australian businesses demonstrate their ability to deliver a compliant, quality fusion welded product on time and to budget.
AS/NZS ISO 3834 is the minimum benchmark for welding quality globally. As more companies become certified to the standard, those without it will find it harder to win work from local and international suppliers alike.
What ISO 3834 is NOT
To eradicate any confusion, it is important to note that ISO 3834 is NOT:
- Certification of a final product. As such, use of identifying ‘marks’ or certification ‘stamps’ on individual products is not permitted
- A quality assurance or management system. As such, ISO 3834 is designed to complement—rather than replace—systems such as ISO 9001 Quality management systems
- A replacement for ISO 14731 Welding coordination – Tasks and responsibilities. ISO 3834 should in used in conjunction with ISO 14731
How to Get Certified to AS/NZS ISO 3834
Ready to have your organisation certified to AS/NZS ISO 3834? You can: