THE HENDERSON base of marine products supplier Fendercare Marine Australia has been accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), which the company says will be key for its operations across the country.

NATA’s technical auditing underpins the certification of a range of calibration, testing and inspection activities, with Fendercare Marine Australia rope and rigging supervisor Stuart Rennie saying it confirmed a company commitment to safe and sustainable procedures.

“It is a vote of confidence in the best practices that we adopt and further supports our position as a key supplier to the energy industry,” he said.

The accreditation covers Fendercare’s offerings for magnetic particle testing, mechanical testing and the electromagnetic examination of materials.

It also covers force measurements and weighing, lifting gear, tensioning and staying systems and the visual assessment of materials, during service life, for defined service applications.

The Fendercare Marine Lifting and Testing Services division incorporates a wire and synthetic rope supply and testing centre.

Their wide range of facilities include a 600 tonne and 300 tonne wire rope swaging machine, full onsite NDT/MPI inspection and certification service and a 300t proof load testing machine.

The news came as Fendercare’s Marine Lifting and Testing Services division announced it had signed a new agreement with Crosby, allowing it to distribute its range of lifting stock as part of their authorised distributor partnership.