Case Study: Main Roads Western Australia use accredited testing to ensure projects are delivered to requirement

Main Roads Western Australia use accredited testing to ensure projects are delivered to requirement

Main Roads Western Australia (Main Roads WA) is part of the WA Government’s Transport Portfolio.

To ensure all projects are delivered to the required quality standard, Main Roads requires that all testing be undertaken by NATA (Australia’s accreditation body) accredited laboratories, and undertakes audit testing through its internal material testing laboratories to provide confidence that the works meet specifications.

Main Roads has been accredited since 1985, when the Australian government required all publically funded road projects to be NATA accredited. Today, Main Roads has laboratory and testing capability in each region of the State with the capacity to also conduct equipment calibration. The calibration operation complements the testing side of the business by ensuring equipment used for testing also complies.

The primary objective for Main Roads seeking NATA accreditation is to maintain informed management of the whole design and construction process.

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