The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) announced the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a major safety update to the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS Standard).
The revised standard, officially designated as ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 005-2022, is the fourth update to the AGRSS Standard since its adoption in 1999 and it addresses calibration. The changes are a result of several years of work by the AGRSS Standards Committee of the Auto Glass Safety Council, which represents a cross-section of industry stakeholders and experts. Previous changes were made in 2002, 2015 and 2018. ANSI is the nationally recognized standards-setting organization that oversees the process by which the AGRSS Standard was developed and is continuously maintained under ANSI.
“Technology is moving forward with the ongoing advent of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in newer model vehicles. These changes to the definitive voluntary auto glass replacement industry safety standard will help ensure that calibrations are correctly and safely performed on ADAS-equipped vehicles during the windshield replacement process,” said Mike Schenian, AGSC president.
“Our committee process, as required by ANSI, brought all the stakeholders to the table to come to a consensus on some of the most challenging technical issues. I am proud of the product as reflected in the revised standard and think it will hold up well until future technological changes require further revision,” said Bob Beranek, chair of the AGRSS Standards Committee.
The revised AGRSS Standard requires that those engaged in automotive glass replacement use only equipment specifically designed and purposed for recalibration/calibration when recalibration/calibration of the ADAS is required by the vehicle manufacturer.
The revised standard also requires technicians performing recalibration/calibration procedures to be qualified which includes the completion of a comprehensive training program with a final exam and ongoing education.
The Auto Glass Safety Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to safe repair and replacement of auto glass. Members of the Auto Glass Safety Council are auto glass service companies that voluntarily agree to adhere to the AGRSS Standard in the performance of auto glass replacement services, employ AGSC certified technicians, and consent to a periodic extensive, independent third-party audit. Further information regarding the Auto Glass Safety Council and its member companies can be found at https://agsc.org/ and https://www.safewindshields.org/.
The newly revised standard can be viewed HERE.