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Find the most up-to-date version of AASHTO R 18 at Engineering Procedure Checklist. AASHTO R Quality Systems Manual. P. F. N/A. Quality Management System. 1. QMS available for use and understood. Our standard of excellence works for you. “Nobody ever questions us when we submit our accreditations for a project based on procedures, proficiency sampling .

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The program was developed to provide a mechanism to formally recognize the competency of construction materials testing laboratories. You may have at least heard of this standard by now, but maybe you don’t know much about it.

Our standard of excellence works for you

It’s time to hit the road and get this QMS thing started! I also discussed developing a quality policy statement and goals, and how a quality manual is the handbook to a QMS. When a laboratory takes on the task of accreditation it seems like a daunting task to initiate and maintain. The future of technology and your QMS October 1, However, there are some rather simple steps your laboratory can take to ensure that the assessment runs smoothly and relatively error-free.

Let’s take a closer look. Ah the dreaded customer feedback request. I get asked a lot of questions about all of our programs.

AASHTO Accreditation Overview

Being successful is about viability and visibility. The directory includes the following information for each accredited laboratory: Set-up is easy, just follow the intuitive step by step process to input your laboratories specific information to complete your quality manual. A consistent evaluation ensures that all AASHTO-accredited washto throughout the country are treated fairly and that our program can better meet the needs of the agencies that specify accreditation for these standards.


Quality is established in laboratories through training, and understanding testing standards by implementing a quality management system. We expect staff to always communicate to our customers in a professional manner, provide detailed analysis and responses to customer inquiries, and review assessment corrective actions within 2 weeks of receiving f18 from the laboratory.

Please fill out the contact form to get started and we will contact you to set-up your account.

You not only need to be the best, but you need to communicate it to potential customers. What are the benefits? Changes in AASHTO standards can be found on the online xashto by observing the red vertical line on the left with the change highlighted.

Changes in standards When a laboratory takes on the task of accreditation it seems like a daunting task to initiate and maintain. Whether the finding has been minor and easily resolved, or it has required you to revamp your entire training and competency evaluation program, just about everyone has been there before.

Being a specifier can be challenging, and requires constant review of ever-changing laboratory information, such as proficiency sample ratings or accreditation aasto.

The Blog Getting started is easy, contact us now. Developing an effective QMS does require precious time and resources, but the benefits will far outweigh the aasgto involved when the procedures and processes are followed and continually improved.

The first part of my series Part 1 — Why Bother? We are an international trade organization promoting quality management for construction materials laboratories. Recent Popular — a benchmark year December 1, Managing proficiency sample reports — Tracking quality.

Complete your Annual Review form online. Specifiers can include departments of transportation, local municipalities, or even corporate offices that manage several branch laboratories. We all realize that having a perfect on-site assessment is no small accomplishment.


Go to Complete Document Library. Resolve the asahto noted in your on-site assessment within 60 days of the issuance of the report. Knowing these requirements will also help your organization increase its effectiveness.

In the past, tracking information for one hundred, ten, or even three laboratories was a daunting task. Our goal for responses to emails and phone calls is 2 business days, but keep in mind that we will only call you back if you leave a message. As mentioned in our last post, customizable section numbers can be added to the quality manual to give the laboratory more flexibility in their Quality Management System.

Managing proficiency sample reports — Tracking quality August 1, The compound effect July 1, You can only view this documentation when logged into our website. Technician training aawhto November 1, AASHTO accreditation applies to specific laboratory locations and does not have umbrella coverage from the parent entity, each location must maintain its own accreditation.

AASHTO Accreditation Documents

AASHTO-accredited laboratories have proven their commitment to quality and can set themselves apart from their competitors. By maintaining accreditation, you are showing your continued commitment to excellence. It gives us a good feeling that every time we do an audit, it will meet the minimum standards that are accepted in the Northeast. Management reviews ashto Keeping the team engaged.