Quality Management System
VAE Group maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) audited and accredited to ISO9001; by SAI Global. The QMS aims to provide certainty to our customers, clients and other stakeholders of ongoing high quality services meeting and exceeding all expectations. The QMS also ensures VAE Group maintain appropriate provisions, to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements specific to our operations.
Queensland Building Act 1975
The Queensland Building Act 1975 requires that a registered engineer confirms that the design of any air conditioning or ventilation system for a building complies with the Building Code of Australia. This is to ensure that, among other things, the fire safety standards and ventilation rates satisfy the Code. As Design Manager for VAE Group, Craig Pinder not only has the REPQ qualification to undertake this role, but also has the depth of experience to interpret the requirements of the Code.
NEBB establishes and maintains industry standards, procedures and specifications for work in its various disciplines. Each discipline is anchored by a NEBB Procedural Standard that provides guidelines for the work to be performed and NEBB Certification Examinations that validate the individual’s knowledge.
VAE Group is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia. Launched in 2002, the GBCA is a national, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to developing a sustainable property industry for Australia by encouraging the adoption of green building practices. It is uniquely supported by both industry and governments across the country. VAE Group is committed to reducing Australia’s carbon footprint. Our Independent Commissioning Agent service assists companies wishing to gain Green Star Certification. We also provide an engineering service to owners of existing buildings seeking to reduce their energy consumption through re-tuning and/or re-engineering the building’s existing plant.
VAE Group recognise our corporate social responsibility pursuant to environmental protection throughout our business processes and activities. Our Environmental Management System has been developed against the requirements of ISO14001 and embraces all products, materials and services we supply to our customers, working conditions for our employees and the community in which we operate.
Occupational Health & Safety
Workplace safety is a concept that involves creating a safe working atmosphere, securing and safeguarding the lives of the employees, workers and stakeholders. VAE Group is committed to this philosophy and has implemented an accredited OHS Management System that complies with AS: 4801 OHSMS and OHSAS 18,001. This system is audited by SAI Global and is integrated with our Quality Management System to ensure policy consistency.
VAE Group is registered with the Queensland Government as a PQC Level 4 Consultant or contractor. This is the highest level achievable and we are the only mechanical services company to have achieved this to date. This means VAE Group has demonstrated to the state government that we have certified management systems, a continuous improvement cycle and a robust corporate governance framework in place that demonstrate ongoing best practice and the ability to undertake complex government contracts.
NABERS is a performance-based rating system for existing buildings. NABERS rates a building on the basis of its measured operational impacts on the environment, and provides a simple indication of how well you are managing these environmental impacts compared with your peers and neighbours. From 1st July 2010, all office buildings over 2,000 m2 are now required to disclose their NABERS rating if offering space to the rental market. A NABERS rating can be obtained as a result of an audit by a NABERS accredited assessor. VAE Group offers NABERS assessments as part of our service and have staff who are qualified assessors. If re-engineering the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic services will assist you in improving your NABERS rating, we have the expertise and qualifications to assist you.
VAE Group is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). CIBSE exists to promote the art, science and practice of building services engineering as well as the advancement of education and research in building services engineering. The built environment, and the whole spectrum of industries that exist to service it, is continuing to grow rapidly in importance and complexity. CIBSE is dedicated to the development of better buildings through education, research, communication and maintaining an active role in determining government regulations and legislation. CIBSE has produced a number of Codes of best practice for the commissioning of building services, and these Codes have been incorporated into the GBCA requirements for Green Star certification.
VAE Group has staff members who are registered with the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland. Each of these employees holds the title of Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).
The Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) credential is the industry's most highly regarded qualification, and attests to the current competence of a professional engineer. VAE Group has engineers qualified under this scheme, ensuring that the service asked for is the service delivered and adding value to the bottom line.
VAE Group is a registered member with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
Value Added Engineering Group Licence Number: 1207202
Value Added Asset Management Licence Number: 1250492
Value Added Construction Licence Number: 1239623
Value Added Engineering NQ Licence Number: 1251239
Value Added Mining Oil and Gas Licence Number: 1275174
Electrical Contractors Licence
VAE Group is a registered electrical contractor in Queensland, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea.
Value Added Engineering Group Licence Number: 74661
Value Added Asset Management Licence Number: 77451
Value Added Engineering NQ Licence Number: 75897
Value Added Automation Licence Number: 77458
VAE Group is licenced to handle refrigeration gas by the Australian Refrigeration Council Ltd (ARC). ARC administers refrigerant handling licences and refrigerant trading authorisations, on behalf of the Australian Government, to professionals in the refrigeration/air conditioning and automotive industry.
Value Added Engineering Group Licence Number: AU40686
Value Added Asset Management Licence Number: AU28922
Value Added Construction Licence Number: AU35548
Value Added Engineering NQ Licence Number: AU31455
EBA Code Compliant
VAE Group has a current EBA registered with the Fair Work Commission and the Queensland Branch of the CEPU.
VAE Group staff working overseas or offshore are trained under the BOSIET course as a minimum requirement to work offshore. The course consists of four modules: Safety Induction; Helicopter Safety and Escape (HUET); Sea Survival and First Aid; and Firefighting and Self Rescue.