Tait Communications

Compliance


Tait Communications is committed to ensuring that all products comply with the regulatory requirements of its' markets.

Quality is at the core of the Tait philosophy and core manufacturing processes are certified to meet the stringent requirements of ISO 9001:2008. Tait is also committed to the Environment, certified to ISO 14001:2004, to Safety, certified to ISO 45001:2018, and to Information Security, certified to ISO 27001:2013.

All shipments from Tait's manufacturing facility into the European Union and China comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive; and Tait's material supply chain also complies with the RoHS Directive.

Regulatory compliance is complex and often changing. Please contact us for specific compliance information regarding products.

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  • European Declarations of Conformity

    European Declarations of Conformity

    Browse for compliant radio products


    Portable Radios

    Tait Portable Radios include the TP3000, TP8100, TP9300/9400 ATEX and TP9000 series of products

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    Mobile Radios

    Tait Mobiles include the TM8000 and TM9000 series products.

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    Base Stations/Repeaters

    The Tait Base Station Repeaters product family covers the TB8100, TB7300, TB9400, TB9300 and TB9100 Series of products.

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    Tait Unified Solutions

    The Tait Unified Solutions cover the Tait Unified Vehicle.

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    Tait Data Products

    Tait manufactures a diverse range of mobile data-related products including radio modem, mobile data terminal, GPS receivers and AVL solutions.

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    Tait's Approach to Regulatory Compliance


    Tait ensures its products meet regulatory compliance in the markets in which they are offered. Radio equipment needs to comply with mandated radio performance standards to ensure efficient use of the radio spectrum, which is in great demand worldwide.

    Regulatory compliance requirements vary widely between regulators, with several dimensions for any given product.New digital emissions are bringing a significant increase in compliance complexity. Also, standards are revised from time to time, requiring specific supplier action to maintain compliance.

    Tait products generally hold a wide range of Type Approvals to national regulatory standards worldwide. Tait has a dedicated team and comprehensive compliance database to manage this complex and demanding aspect of providing high-quality radio communications equipment on a global scale.

    Please contact us for full details of which Tait products hold compliance in any regulatory area

    What are EC Declarations of Conformity?


    The OFCOM (UK) Guidance for Manufacturers on the Introduction of the Radio Equipment Directive states the following:

    Manufacturer's Responsibility

    It is important to be aware that the responsibility for ensuring that the requirements of the Directive are met lies with the manufacturer, or in the case of equipment manufactured outside the EU, the company or persons within the EU that have placed the equipment on the EU market. Where a company is marketing a product manufactured outside the EU and has no involvement in importation, it is the responsibility of the wholesaler/importer to ensure that the requirements of the Directive are met.

    It is also the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that the equipment being marketed has the CE marking affixed and has adequate information and instructions containing the equipments intended use, a Declaration of Conformity and, for radio equipment, details of countries the where product is to be marketed. In the case of telecommunications terminal equipment, information should be provided identifying the interfaces of the public telecommunications networks to which the equipment is intended to be connected.

    The whole 14 page document may be seen at: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ra/topics/conformity/document/rtte/rtteman/rtteman.htm

  • WEEE Compliance in Europe

    WEEE Compliance in Europe

    WEEE Information for Tait Customers and Recyclers


    Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and implementing regulations, customers purchasing new electrical and electronic equipment from Tait are entitled to:

    • have equipment purchased prior to August 2005 recycled provided it is being replaced on a one-for-one and like-for-like basis by new Tait equipment. (this varies according to the country of purchase)
    • have new equipment purchased after August 2005 recycled when it eventually becomes waste.

    Instructions for customers and recyclers/treatment facilities wishing to obtain disassembly information are available below.

    Information for Recyclers


    As part of compliance with the WEEE Directive, Tait provides recycling information on request for all types of new equipment put on the market in Europe after August 13th 2005.

    Please click on the contact link below and provide the following details for the product for which you would like to receive recycling information:

    • Your company name
    • Contact name
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • E-mail address
    • Model number of Tait product in the message field

    We will dispatch the recycling information to you shortly.

    Request for recycling instructions for Tait electrical and electronic equipment put on the market after August 2005.

  • Slavery and Human Trafficking

    Policy Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking

    Introduction


    Tait Communications is committed to ensuring that its business does not directly or indirectly support slavery and trafficking activity whether in our supply chain or throughout our business. Further we are committed to building awareness in our business and supply chains to address the challenges of modern slavery and human trafficking. This statement outlines our policies and business practices that are in place as well as some initiatives currently underway to ensure that we are continually striving to improve transparency with customers, partners, suppliers, employees and shareholders.

    Our Structure


    The Tait Group’s parent company Tait International Limited is based in Christchurch, New Zealand which is the headquarters of our global manufacturing, services and product distribution activities.

    The vast majority of Tait’s critical communications equipment is manufactured at our Christchurch factory. Products and Services are supplied across the globe with entities located in New Zealand, Brazil, United States of America, United Kingdom, Austria, France, Australia Singapore and Dubai.

    Tait has approximately 600 employees worldwide.

    Our Business


    Tait Communications provides critical communications equipment, infrastructure and associated services. The vast majority of Tait’s critical communications equipment is manufactured at our Christchurch factory. Products and Services are supplied across the globe through entities located in New Zealand, Brazil, United States of America, United Kingdom, Austria, France, Australia Singapore and Dubai and through authorised distributors and resellers on a global basis.

    Tait’s Commitments and Policies related to Slavery and Human Trafficking


    Tait ensures compliance with this policy by promoting a culture of ethical business conduct, integrity and transparency. Our Business Conduct and Code of Ethics policy (Code of Conduct) requires all employees, officers and directors, to conduct business activities (whether in the supply chain or elsewhere in the business) in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations and at all times with integrity and in a transparent manner. The Code of Conduct states that decisions must be ethical as well as legal and they should reflect the Tait Values. Those values are listed on our website.

    Our Code of Conduct requires that accurate business records and information in accordance with applicable laws and Tait’s record management policies are maintained. It further promotes the importance of ‘speaking up’ under our whistleblowing policies without retaliation.

    Human Resources Policies


    Tait’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy states that Tait will never use forced labour or child labour and we seek the same commitment from all of our suppliers, subcontractors, clients and partners of the same. Tait is committed to compliance with all laws and regulations and maintains robust procedures to ensure that all employees receive at least the minimum wage and holiday entitlements.

    Tait’s recruitment policies set out the minimum standard for each region in which we engage staff. All opportunities must be approved through our internal processes and follow strict selection and a minimum process standard to be performed. All employees who join us and consultants that we provide are subject to checks to ensure they are genuine applicants operating as free agents with the required level of propriety. We comply with all relevant labour, immigration and minimum wage legislation.

    Whistleblowing


    Tait encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or supply chains. Such concerns are investigated by our Legal & Commercial Team and notified to a nominated board member. Clear escalation and conflict management procedures are in place.

    Health & Safety


    Tait’s focus on Health and Safety ensures that our workers, whether within our manufacturing facility, office based or home based, or undertaking significant travel, are safe and any risk to their wellbeing is mitigated as far as possible. When taking on board new partners or vendors in our supply chain we undertake a questionnaire and due diligence process to understand our suppliers’ policies and procedures in relation to health and safety and to ensure that we are only engaging with companies that make the health and safety of their staff a priority in their work.

    Responsible Department and Oversight


    The General Manager Corporate has overall Leadership Team responsibility for oversight of this policy with support from the Global Human Resources Manager and General Counsel. Any issues or matters raised in relation to this policy are reported to the People Safety and Culture Committee.

    Areas of Focus


    In 2019 the focus of the business will be in two areas. Firstly, on an independent review of our compliance in this space via a SMETA audit. Secondly the focus will be on training and development for managers and sales and partnering teams. Ensuring managers understand the need to be alert for signs or behaviour that may indicate compromised personal situations and increasing awareness of our clients’ expectations and needs in this space.

    Approval


    This statement has been submitted to and approved by the Board of Directors of Tait International Limited. This statement has been made for the purposes of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Australia).

    Garry Diack

    Garry Diack

    Chief Executive Officer
    Tait Group

    Dated: 1 April 2019

    Sir Brian Roche

    Sir Brian Roche

    Chairman
    Tait Group

    Dated: 1 April 2019

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