Validation Corner Archives

Can My Location Have Observers at the Validation?

August 24, 2016

During an Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) validation, a location is allowed to have people observe the validation. The observers may be anyone a location selects, and the observers may watch part or all of the validation process. Read More

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ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 003-2015 Validations Underway

May 24, 2016

The AGSC has completed its first cluster of validations to the new ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ 003-2015 Standard. Read More

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Validation Essentials

February 16, 2016

In April, the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will begin its 2016 validations. This will be the first year that validations are conducted to ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ Standard … Read More

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Will I Lose a Whole Day’s Work During a Validation?

November 17, 2015

We recently heard from a shop owner who was worried that his business would lose a whole day’s work during its upcoming Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) validation. This is not the case. The validation process is designed to minimize business disruptions. Read More

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Most Common Validation Noncompliances

July 28, 2015

We recently conducted an analysis of the last four years of data from the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) third-party validation reviews and have identified the most common validation noncompliances. These areas may also be opportunities for improvement for your own organization. Read More

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Transitioning to the Revised AGRSS® Standard

March 26, 2015

2015 validations have begun. As in previous years, the validators will be conducting 2015 validations to the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS®) ANSI/AGRSS 002-2002 version. We … Read More

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What, You Again?

November 5, 2014

At Auto Glass Week™, I was speaking with a representative of an Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Registered Member Company that had been recently validated.  … Read More

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An Overview of the Validation Process

May 14, 2014

While most Registered Member companies are familiar with the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) on-site validation review program, often representatives new to the process are … Read More

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Selected for Validation

March 25, 2014

When a location has been selected for validation, they are contacted by the AGSC approximately 70 days prior to their validation.  At this time, they are sent information about the validation, including notice that they must have a windshield installation for every person at the location who ever installs windshields, and also a request that the installations be either at the location’s own address or within a 15 minute drive of the location.

Some locations express concern when they do not have enough jobs scheduled on the validation day.  This does not need to be a problem; many locations have been successfully validated as scheduled … Read More

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Continual Improvement

October 17, 2013

Looking back at the 2012 validations to the AGRSS Standard, we can identify areas where some companies have had opportunities to improve their operations. It would be good practice for all Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC)-Registered Companies to review these topics to ensure that these types of errors are not also occurring in their own operations.

The most commonly occurring nonconformities found during 2012 validations were:

· Location didn’t have all the required DOT and/or windshield part number records; Read More

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