Whether you require drawings of a currently built and operating device or a design drawing for mass manufaction we can help. BVT has vast experience in mechanical drawings and has access to a variety of relevant software, including BlueBeam, Space claim and Solid works to meet your requirements.
BVT’s inhouse experts in FEA can analyse your designs and provide guidance on wether they will perform as expected. We use the latest ANSYS software to simulate various loads and conditions and commonly use ANSYS to help certify ROPS, complex lifting devices and a wide variety of other equipment where safety is critical. BVT have […]
BVT employs experts to provide photogrammetry services to assist you in otherwise complex applications. Photogrammetry use of photographs to develop exact measurements of physical objects which would otherwise be complex to model. It occurs by taking a series of photographs in a spherical shape surrounding the object of interest. This tool has endless applications such […]
BVT offer professional engineering expert witness services. With our engineering experience and knowledge we can provide expert advice and analysis in a broad range of applications. We can provide engineering evidence of failure modes, as required, in accordance with the relevant engineering standards and industry best practices.
Using root cause analysis techniques and on site investigations BVT have experience in providing incident investigation reports to WorkSafe and individual workplaces. We can provide recommendations for modifications to machinery design and recertification where this is identified as a contributing cause.
An unbiased risk assessment method implemented in order to remove subjective views for the best possible solution. BVT will have a team collaborate specifically for the purpose of removing bias towards an inadequate risk evaluation.
Following the changes to the health and safety at work act in 2015, individuals and companies have more accountability to provide and operate in safe working conditions. To achieve this, BVT offers guidance with the worksafe guidelines to develop health and safety management systems. This may include the use of Bowtie Analysis, Fault Trees and […]
BVT can provide onsite risk assessment services where we will work with you to assess and categorise the workplace risks at your organisation posed by various machinery and ensuring that appropriate guarding and machinery controls are in place. We have significant experience in the application of AS/NZS 4024
Machine Safety and Guarding can be implemented into work place to minimise and isolate the risk of workplace accidents. BVT can work with your company to increase the safety of machine operation by preventing access to machines during operation. We can provide Risk Assessments, Tool Box discussions and machine guarding design to AS/NZS 4024 in […]
Mobile machinery requires certification to AS 2359.1. This is to comply with Worksafe requirements and increase the Health and Safety of the work place. We can conduct on-site risk assessments to ensure the workplace is safe for mobile machinery usage and provide a Statement of Design Compliance that is compliant to AS/NZS 4024.
Compliance with worksafe guidelines and Health and Safety at Work Act: 2015 can be achieved painlessly through risk assessment from BVT. This involves the investigation of the design, safeguarding measures, information for use and protective measures for a specific a single machine or a whole worksite. Our team has depth of knowledge of the machinery […]
BVT can help your company design and incorporate Safety Operating Procedures into your daily work life. Safety Operating Procedures and Safe Work Method Statements provide routine procedures to increase the safety of workers. BVT can work with your company to analyse and identify the risks specific to your work place. SOPS/SWMS can prevent injuries and […]
Our Heavy Vehicle Certification Specialists (HVSCs) can inspect and certify heavy vehicles modifications and repairs. In order to meet NZTA LT400 requirements job specific designs are carried out with expert knowledge. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to, seat belts anchors, tow bars, draw bars, fifth wheels, load anchors, and truck mounted cranes. […]
Any modifications or repairs to critical components of heavy vehicles will require certification by a Heavy Vehicle Specialist Certifier (HVSC) to be able to pass Certificate of Fitness (CoF). At BVT, we have HVSCs dedicated to providing heavy vehicle certifications and issue LT400 forms in accordance with the NZTA Road Transport Regulations. Our services include […]
BVT provide design and certification of steel fuel storage tanks. We can HSNO compliance reports and ensure that the design meets requirements of applicable standards, including AS 1692, AS 1940, AS 3990, AS/NZS 1170.2, and NZS 1170.5. We use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to analyse the structural integrity and investigate stability, foundation connections, and seismic […]
BVT can assess your balustrade design and issue PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review for various steel, aluminium, and glass balustrading. We will ensure that your design complies with the NZ Building Code. If necessary, we can use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to ensure compliance.
BVT supply PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review for suspended ceilings, including grid & tile, plasterboard, and feature ceilings. We are experienced in NZS 1170.5, and are experts at achieving services collaboration across contractors.
BVT provide PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review for building facades ensuring compliance with the NZ Building Code. We are experienced in designing wind sensitive facades, sliding facades, and complex architectural facades. Our designs account for wind loading, seismic loading, and resonance effects in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.
BVT has valuable expertise in certification of fall-arrest systems. We provide PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review for approved fall-arrest systems to ensure safety and reliability. Our team is knowledgable in AS 1891.4 and can provide insight into the best possible fall-arrest solution for you.
BVT have experience in providing design of seismic restraints of large gensets and generators. We can supply PS1 Design which incorporates the required restraints, connections and foundation detailing for implementation. We also provide PS4 Construction Review of seismic restraint designs. We can analyse the stability of the structure from the applicable loading cases to AS/NZS […]
BVT provide analysis of mechanical louvres on building, including free-standing walls and attachments for buildings. We issue PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review services and ensure designs are compliant with AS/NZS 1170 and the relevant material standards. All our designs are required to meet NZS 3404.1, AS/NZS 1665, and AS/NZS 1554 workmanship specifications.
BVT supply PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review for non-structural partition walls, including full height and partial height steel or timber frame and plasterboard systems. We have a large amount of experience in this area, and can carry out bracing design to meet AS/NZS 1170.2, NZS 1170.5, AS/NZS 4600, and NZS 3603.
Amusement devices required certification to ensure public safety, including a wide ranges of devices such as Bumper Boats, Go-carts, Euro Bungy, Steam Tractor rides, Merry Go-rounds and Circus rides. BVT can provide analysis, certification, PS1 design and PS4 Construction Monitoring for these varying devices. The certificate provide will be compliant with AS 3533:2009 standard, Worksafes […]
BVT provide independent verification services for Bureau Veritas. We act as an impartial observer in verifing manufacturing processes and quality control, predominantly in the manufacture of marine related components
Cranes are covered under the PECPR regulations and therefore require certification (by a CPEng), design verification (by a design verifier) and equipment inspection (by a crane inspector). Some types of cranes are exempt from design verification, but still require certification and equipment inspection. Legal requirements of cranes are covered by the PECPR regulations in addition […]
Lexan is a registered trademarked plastic product of GE and is used in place of regular glazing for windows which serve as OPS (or Operator Protective Structures). Certification from a professional engineer is required that deflection and energy absorption requirements are met in accordance with ISO 8084:2003 or ISO 3164:2008, for forestry, mining and earthmoving […]
BVT supply Statements of Design Compliance (SoDCs) and certification for lifting equipment including, but not limited to, lifting beams, lifting eyes, spreader beams, C hooks, forklift lifting attachements, forklift fork extensions, and bucket yokes. We are experienced in supervising proof loads and working to AS 4991, AS 3637.1, AS 3990, AS 1418, and AS 2359.1.
Our company offers assessment of lifting platforms, including crane-lifted, fork-lifted, telehandler lifting work platforms. We are experience in applying the relevant standards, AS 1418.17, AS 2359.1:1995, NZS/ANSI B56.1:2005, AS 1418.10:2011 and the Approved Code of Practive for Cranes. Additional standard we incorporate are AS 1657:2013 for platforms and AS 1891.4:2009 for the anchor load requirements. […]
BVT have experience in assesing and design of ROPS, OPS, FOPS for various types of heavy machinery used in teh construction and forestry industries. We can supply a certification for a single ROPS or assist in developing a statement of design compliance. We typically will use ANSYS to analyse your design for various load conditions […]
BVT can provide an engineers certificate and a safe working pressure for trench shields. We have the tools to build a CAD model of the structure and run a full FEA Analysis .The HSE Act 1992 relates to temporary excavation work and we can ensure the trench shield meets the relevant standards AS 4744 and […]
Access platforms are a means of providing a safe working environment for personal at heights, which is one of the many areas BVT specialises in. We can certify both fixed and mobile access platforms and stairs to AS 1657 and AS/NZS 1576.1 to meet the required safety standards. We are also experts using the material […]
Councils usually require PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Review for temporary structures at used at large public events. BVT have consumate experience in wind loading analysis and anchor/ballast specification for certification of temporary structures, including stages, marquees, and LED screens. We use AS/NZS 1170 and relevant material standards, and are familiar with safe working practices […]
Lifting large, complex and/or extremely valuable equipment can be made simple by consultation with BVT for a lifting plan. This would enable the safest transition of equipment. With successful lifts carried out at busy sites such as Lyttelton Port and Christchurch Airport we have experience to create a plan effectively, while also providing monitoring to […]
Structures such as portal framed warehouses and sheds, and structural components such as lintels are required to comply with the NZ Building Code. At BVT we have experience in desiging these structures to the relevant standards, such as AS/NZS 1170, NZS 3101, and NZS 3603, in accordance with the Building Code.
Scaffolding can provide a safe work environment, acting as a fall restaint for workers at heights. BVT offers PS1 Design specific to the required building and a PS4 for Construction Monitoring. We can design and analyse the stability, wind loading and capacity of the walkway specific to your requirments. We are experienced in the relevant […]
BVT offer quick turnaround in providing PS1 Design for agricultural sheds all over NZ. We are experienced in assessing shed structures for wind and snow loading in accordance with AS/NZS 1170. We also have experience in assessing sign structures and light poles to ensure they comply with relevant regulations including NZTA requirements for light poles.
BVT can supply PS1 Design and PS4 Construction Monitoring for sheet piling. We have experience working with the relevant approved code of practise and go above and beyond looking into the soil type, location and material used in order to meet the requirements and deliver design drawings to a high standard.
BVT offer complete analysis of tank and silo structures, including seismic, wind, snow, and ice loading. Designs are carried out in accordance with AS/NZS 1170, and relevant material and design standards such as AS 3990 for steel tanks and AS 3637 for lifting points.
Temporary propping systems are commonly used for tilt slabs during civil construction, although their applications are infinite. BVT offers services to certify the propping to the required working loads to the structural design standards AS/NZS1170 and NZS 3404 to comply to all the necessary loading criteria such as wind loading and seismic.