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Understanding Test Results & Compliance (Online)

This course by live webinar using case studies and real scenarios provides participants with the knowledge and practical understanding to enable evaluation of NATA endorsed test certificates, and to determine ‘how real they are?’. The course explores the fundamentals of measurement uncertainty, calibration, metrological traceability and sampling uncertainty.

Description

 Delivered via Zoom

Over the 2 half days, you will understand how to read a test report, including NATA scopes, the use of endorsements, and decision rules.  A key theme is how to detect malpractice in a report, whether it be fraudulent laboratory reporting or subsequent alteration within the supply chain.   Participants are invited to attend an option workshop to explore key themes in more depth and ask any further questions.

Sessions and Topics

Please Note: Times shown are based on Melbourne/Sydney times.

Part A - Day 1

Session 1 -  11.00am - 12.45pm
Session 2 -   1:15pm -  3.00pm 

  • Setting the scene- case study #1 field densities
  • The global context of a test report
  • Scopes of NATA accreditation
  • Measurement uncertainty
    • Calibration
    • Metrological traceability
    • Uncertainties in measurement
    • Case study
  • Decision rules
  • Review of Concepts

 Part B - Day 2

Session 3 -  11.00am - 12.45pm

  • Malpractice
    • Fraudulent laboratory reports
    • Reports altered through the supply chain

Optional Workshop

Session 4 -   1:15pm -  2:50pm 

  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Sampling uncertainty
  • Decision rules
  • Metrological traceability
  • Your Q&As

Primary Presenters

 Diane Hobday - Sector Manager, Materials, Assets and Products (NATA)

 Diane joined NATA in June 2008 as a Lead Assessor in Medical Testing.  In July 2010 she moved to the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS), and was appointed Accreditation Manager in August 2011.  Diane has had the roles of Deputy Sector Manager, Life Sciences and Acting Sector Manager prior to her current appointment. Prior to NATA, Diane has experienced a variety of roles in pharmaceutical, medical and veterinary sectors.

Dom Meadley – NATA Technical Consultant

Dom has been involved for over 50 years in civil construction testing.  He worked for CRB/VicRoads in its Materials Technology, Geotechnical and Pavement sections in testing, test analysis, methodology documentation, supervision of staff and quality and business management covering testing of aggregates, asphalt, concrete, foundations, metals, soils and pavement. He was the NATA Construction Materials Testing AAC Chairman for 10 years prior to joining NATA as a Technical Consultant.  As a member of Standards Australia Committee for aggregates, asphalt, concrete, earthworks and soils since 1990, he was awarded Standards Australia Meritorious Award in 2008.

Who should attend?

  • State road agency and local government engineers and managers with responsibilities in the provision, approval, design, construction or maintenance of roads & pavements. This to also include project managers and senior supervisors.
  • Consulting engineers with involvement in road and/or pavement projects.
  • Road & Pavement construction contractors, engineers, project managers and supervisors.
  • Local Government engineers, project managers and senior supervisors.
  • Technical operatives and Engineering graduates and “cadets” looking for specialist knowledge for career development.

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