World Accreditation Day 2014 Winners announced

World Accreditation Day Winners AnnouncedThis year World Accreditation Day was on Monday, 9 June. The focus in 2014 was on the important role accreditation plays in providing us with confidence in the provision of the energy we use.

The global theme for WAD 2014 was: “Accreditation: Delivering confidence in the provision of energy”.

Each year NATA holds a competition for all our Authorised Representatives that asks them to submit an entry describing how they feel accreditation relates to the World Accreditation Day theme - this year it was how accreditation relates to having our confidence in the energy we too often take for granted.

As always the entries were of a high standard and judges had a hard time choosing the finalists and eventually naming the three winners. The winners of our 2014 World Accreditation Day competition are:

“The provision of energy doesn’t come without risk. To reduce that risk, Accreditation provides a level of assurance that companies providing services to the energy industry are performing their services correctly, as required. 

This in turn supports the continuity of supply to meet our world’s continual growing demand for energy.”

Mark Daniel, Regional Quality Manager, Applus RTD - Asia Pacific

“Energy provision in Australia currently finds itself centre-stage in the public spotlight. Rapidly spiralling costs coupled with cynical blame-games, played out at both business and political levels, have left consumers confused and disenchanted. 

“Accreditation in Australia has a vital role to play in providing the platforms necessary to help address these issues.  For example, through ensuring the collection of quality data, any environmental changes can be measured more accurately which, in-turn, facilitates greater accuracy in modelling potential future changes and adds gravitas to conclusions reached.  Furthermore, as next generation energy provision technologies are more widely implemented, the use of quality materials will ensure their benefits are fully harnessed. 

“Australia’s future energy policies and provision must be based on quality science and accreditation lies at its foundation.”

Simon Lake, Quality Assurance Manager, CIPDD / TetraQ, The University of Queensland 

“Accreditation supports the provision of energy by ensuring that organisations maintain homogeneity in good practice and auditing, thus minimising breakdowns. Furthermore, the monitoring and reporting of new technologies supports the evolution of services in Australia and ensures sustainable practice.”

Samantha DamianiAdministration, Earth Testing Services 

NATA congratulates our winners and is pleased to present them with their prizes. Each has received a dinner for two to the value of $200 at the restaurant of their choice.