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Testing accreditation - New Zealand

The BRANZ fire testing laboratory is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory standard by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ), New Zealand's national accreditation authority.

Testing accreditation - Australia

BRANZ is also recognised by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia and is a registered testing authority under provisions of the National Construction Code (NCC) Building Code of Australia (BCA). This means BRANZ fire test and fire assessment reports are evidence of suitability under the BCA.

Testing accreditation - worldwide

IANZ is a signatory of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangment (MRA), and 73 accreditation bodies around the world are recommended to accept BRANZ test reports as being equivalent to those issued by laboratories accredited by them.

Fire testing test standards

BRANZ accreditation covers the following fire testing test standards.

New Zealand Building Code and Building Code of Australia - specific fire tests 

AS 1530 Part 4:1997Fire resistance tests of elements of construction  
AS 1530 Part 4:2005   Fire resistance tests of elements of construction  
AS 1530 Part 8.1:2007   Tests on elements of construction for buildings exposed to simulated bushfire attack- Radiant heat and small flaming sources   
AS 1530 Part 8.2:2007   Tests on elements of construction for buildings exposed to simulated bushfire attack- Large flaming sources  
ISO 5660.1:2002   Reaction to fire tests - Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate - Part 1: Heat release rate (cone calorimeter method)  
ISO 5660.2:2002   Reaction to fire tests - Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate - Part 2: Smoke production rate (dynamic measurement)  
AS/NZS 3837:1998   Method of test for heat and smoke release rates for materials and products using an oxygen consumption calorimeter  
ISO 9705:1993
(AS ISO 9705-2003)   
Fire tests - Full scale room test for surface products  

All fire test methods for which BRANZ is a registered testing laboratory 

AS 1530 Part 4:1997   Fire resistance tests of elements of construction  
AS 1530 Part 4:2005   Fire resistance tests of elements of construction  
AS 1530:Part 7:2007    Smoke control assemblies - Ambient and medium temperature leakage test procedure  
AS 1530 Part 8.1:2007   Tests on elements of construction for buildings exposed to simulated bushfire attack- Radiant heat and small flaming sources  
AS 1530 Part 8.2:2007   Tests on elements of construction for buildings exposed to simulated bushfire attack- Large flaming sources  
AS/NZS 3837:1998   Method of test for heat and smoke release rates for materials and products using an oxygen consumption calorimeter  
AS ISO 9705-2003   Fire tests - Full scale room test for surface products  
ASTM E119-08a   Fire Test of Building Construction and Materials  
ASTM E814-08   Fire Test of Through-Penetration Fire Stops  
BS 476 Part 24:1987/
ISO 6944: 1985  
Fire tests on Building Materials and Structures
Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts  
BS 476 Parts 20-23:1987   Fire tests on Building Materials and Structures  
EN 1363-1:1999   Fire resistance tests - Part 1: General requirements  
EN 1363-2:1999   Clauses 5, External fire exposure curve, 6 Slow heating curve, 8 Measurement of radiation  
EN 1364-1:1999   Non-loadbearing elements - Walls  
EN 1364-2:1999   Non-loadbearing elements - Ceilings  
EN 1365-1:1999   Loadbearing elements - Walls  
EN 1365-2:2000   Loadbearing elements - Floors and roofs  
EN 1366-3:2004   Service installation - Penetration seals  
EN 1366-4:2006   Service installation - Linear gap seals  
EN 1634-1:2000   Fire doors, shutters and openable windows  
ISO 10294-1:1996   Fire dampers for air distribution systems - test method  
ISO 10294-5:2005   Fire dampers for air distribution systems - intumescent fire dampers  
ISO 3008:2007 (Ed. 3)   Door and shutter assemblies
ISO 3009:2003   Glazed elements  
ISO 6944:1:2008    Ventilation ducts  
ISO 834-1:1999   Elements of building construction  
ISO 9705:1993
(AS ISO 9705-2003)  
Fire tests - Full scale room test for surface products.  
NFPA 251:2006   Tests for Fire Resistance of Building Construction and Materials  
NFPA 252:2008   Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
SS 332:2007 Annex E   Fire doors - Fire Resistance Tests  
SS 333:1996 clause 5.3   Fire dampers - Fire Resistance Tests  
SS 489:2001 Annex A   Fire shutters - Fire Resistance Tests  
UL 10B:2008   Fire test of Door Assemblies  
UL 10C:2001   Positive Pressure Fire test of Door Assemblies  
UL 1479:2003   Fire Tests of Through-Penetration Firestops
UL 2079:2004   Tests for Fire Resistance of Building Joint 
UL 263:2003 Fire tests of Building Construction and Materials
UL 555:2006  Fire Dampers
UL 9:2000 Fire tests of Window Assemblies
IMOInternational Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2010 (2010 FTP Code) Resolution MSC.307(88) - Annex 1 - Fire Test Procedures - Part 3 - Test for "A", "B" and "F" Class Divisions.