AgVita Analytical provides analytical services within agricultural industries, particularly in the areas of plant and soil nutrients and water analysis, for the use of growers and agronomists in determining the ongoing nutritional requirements of crops, soil health and fertility.
AgVita Analytical strives to provide independent, fast and innovative high quality services to clients. To meet this service AgVita Analytical is committed to:
To be recognised as a leader in the field, regarded by clients as a provider of premium services, with a strong customer focus.
To ensure the vision is achieved, AgVita Analytical has developed and implemented a Quality Management System compliant with ISO9001. AgVita Analytical is committed to the continual monitoring, review and improvement of the Quality Management System and does so by conducting regular internal audits, management reviews and by setting meaningful business objectives with measurable indicators.
These objectives are:
Indicators for these objectives are monitored, recorded and reported to the entire staff group at regular operations meetings.
Quality policies & systems
AgVita Analytical is also an active member of the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC). Laboratory accreditation provides formal recognition to competent laboratories, thus providing a ready means for customers to identify and select reliable testing, measurement and calibration services. To maintain this recognition, laboratories are re-evaluated regularly by the accreditation body to ensure their continued compliance with requirements, and to check that their standard of operation is being maintained. The laboratory is also required to participate in relevant proficiency testing programs between reassessments, as a further demonstration of technical competence.
Laboratory accreditation benefits laboratories by allowing them to determine whether they are performing their work correctly and to appropriate standards, and provides them with a benchmark for maintaining that competence. More information regarding AgVita Analytical competence can be viewed on the ASPAC website.
AgVita Analytical operates under a comprehensive quality system that covers all aspects of laboratory operations. This quality system is documented in the AgVita Analytical Quality System Manual. The quality system is designed to meet all quality standards set forth by the International Standards accrediting bodies.
We have designed the quality system to be flexible yet comprehensive enough to meet customer needs. ISO 9001 certification by an accredited certification body shows commitment to quality, customers, and a willingness to work towards improving efficiency. It demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigours of an independent, external audit.
The principles upon which ISO 9001 is based include:
- Customer Focus
- Involvement of People
- Process Approach
- System Approach to Management
- Continual Improvement
- Factual Approach to Decision Making and
- Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationship
Tasmania has some of the world's most stringent quarantine requirements to protect the State's environment and primary industries from introduced pests and diseases - from both overseas and the Australian mainland.
To assist AgVita Analytical meet quarantine requirements could all customers clearly label all packs Soil, Plant or Water. Also, please ensure all samples are double bagged in sealable plastic bags. This will also maintain the integrity of the samples. AgVita have plastic bags available on request but any sealable plastic bags are appropriate.
More information on import requirements is available from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment website.