Product CompliancE


To reflect the progress of the industry and the new innovative uses of precast and tilt-up construction, Australian Standard AS3850 was updated in 2015 and amended in 2019.

Consistent with the Reid™ commitment to local testing, SwiftLift™ Foot Anchors have been extensively tested in Australian concrete comprising of over 500 individual tests and consuming approximately 150 tonnes of concrete. Annual proof load testing of all clutches shall be conducted in accordance with AS3850.1:2015 Appendices A8.

Where a lifting system is proof load tested by a third party, Reid Construction Systems recommends those selected are accredited to perform the testing in accordance with AS3850.1:2015 by NATA or IANZ. All of Reid’s Lifting range complies with AS3850, tested in local conditions. Check out how we comply with every clause and requirement of AS3850 in our product compliance documents


All Genuine ReidBar™ Systems are tolerance matched with product performance, capacity and design data, design specification and standard detailing developed from real world “In Concrete Testing”

“In Concrete” Testing programs are completed on an ongoing program basis and verified by our 3rd Party testing partners delivering significantly higher capacity outcomes. Genuine ReidBar™ Reinforcing Bar and ReidBarTM Connection Systems are designed, manufactured, and tested to provide performance and serviceability in application meeting all relevant standards and codes below.

ACRS Certified Systems (ReidBarTM Reinforcing Bar)
AS 3600:2018 Concrete structures
AS 3850.1:2015
AS/NZS 4671:2001 Steel for the reinforcement of concrete
NZS 3101:2006 A3
AS/NZS 4680 Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on fabricated ferrous articles
NCC - National Construction Code


The Reid™ Elephant Foot Ferrule is a premium grade, medium to heavy duty, cast-in ferrule, and compliant to AS 3850.1:2015. Ferrules come pre-threaded with an internal thread suitable for standard metric course threaded fasteners in accordance with AS1721:1985 (General Purpose Metric Screw Threads).


Our thorough testing ensures product validation to confirm compliance of critical specification requirements (dimensions, material properties and load bearing capacity where appropriate). This includes clauses 2.2, 2.5.1, 2.5.4, Appendix A & B.

Check out how we comply with every clause and requirement of AS3850.1:2015 in our product compliance documents:



Reid Shims have been independently tested and rated with a 20t Working Load Limit determined in accordance with AS 3850.1:2015, meeting all clauses and requirements of AS3850.1:2015.  

As per clause 2.8.1, all shims are marked with the WLL and Reid brand for traceability.”

Compression Test

Check out how we comply with every clause and requirement of AS3850.1:2015 in our product compliance documents:

Reid™ Shims

Reinforcing Support Chairs


The Reid Construction Systems™ range of bar chairs and spacers manufactured in Australia under the Reid™ and Danley™ trademarks satisfy the requirements of AS/NZS 2425:2015 Bar Chairs in reinforced concrete – Product requirements and test methods.


Reid Construction Systems™ in-house testing complies with AS/NZS 2425:2015


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