The AsureQuality Timber Treatment Programme (ATTP) is a fully integrated quality assurance scheme including treatment standards, environmental management systems, health and safety practices and product sampling.

AsureQuality developed and launched the Timber Treatment programme in 2005 to provide a comprehensive, independent, third party scheme.

AsureQuality has adopted the new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) being introduced by the Department of Building and Housing and Industry.

Benefits

  • Ensure compliance to standards and the new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Assurance for both the supplier and the buyer
  • Per audit cost structure to assist in planning compliance costs
  • Expert Third Party auditing by our specialist forestry auditors

Standards covered by the ATTP

  • NZS 3640 - Chemical Preservation of Round and Sawn Timber
  • Standard Operating Procedures for Timber Treatment Plants and Treatment Auditors
  • AS/NZS 1605 - Methods for Sampling and Analysing Timber Preservatives and Preservative Treated Timber
  • AS/NZS 1604.1 - Specification for preservative treatment Part 1: Sawn and round timber
  • AS/NZS 1604.2 - Specification for preservative treatment Part 2: Reconstituted wood based products
  • AS/NZS 1604.3 - Specification for preservative treatment Part 3: Plywood
  • AS/NZS 1604.4 - Specification for preservative treatment Part 4: Laminated veneer lumber (LVL)
  • AS/NZS 1604-5 – Specification for preservative treatment Part 5: Glue Laminated Timber Products
  • NZ Approved Code of Practice for the safe use of - Timber Preservatives and Antisapstain Chemicals.
  • NZS 3605:2001 – Timber Piles and Poles for Use in Building
  • Best Practice Guideline - For the safe use of Timber Preservative and Anti-Sapstain Chemicals

Becoming ATTP certified

Four audits in the first year (one of which is a random audit); the following year if no non-conformances are identified there will be two audits (one of which will be random).

  1. Contact AsureQuality for a registration form.
  2. Register and submit your Quality Manual for desk assessment
  3. AsureQuality auditor will complete an on-site audit
  4. Once assessment is complete and your organisation is assessed as compliant with the ATTP, AsureQuality issue certification.

List of Certified Timber Treatment Suppliers PDF (66 KB)