Welcome to safewindshields.org and Congratulations on Your Commitment to Safety!
Safewindshields.org is the site dedicated to providing information about
proper auto glass replacements and is owned and managed by the Auto
Glass Safety Council.
The Auto Glass Safety Council is a not-for-profit
corporation dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. The Auto Glass Safety Council
was founded and is supported by auto glass companies and other organizations that
keep vehicle safety as their primary goal. Its mission is to make every auto glass
replacement a safe one. It does so by:
- Developing and maintaining standards for the safe replacement of auto glass;
- Providing an industry-wide accreditation program; and
- By educating the driving public.
Auto glass, especially the windshield, has become an important part of the
safety envelop in your vehicle. Proper auto glass replacement is important to
maintain the structural integrity and safety features of the vehicle. As an educated
consumer, you'll want to do everything you can to insure your auto glass is replaced
using the proper procedures and that the company doing the work is registered
with the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS®).
What is the Auto Glass Safety Council?
Cindy Ketcherside conducts an airbag demo.
The Auto Glass Safety Council is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
standards development organization. It has developed the North America's only
auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSS standard (ANSI/AGRSS 002-2002
Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard). The AGRSS Standard addresses
procedures, education and product performance.
To make every auto glass replacement safer by:
- Developing and maintaining standards for the replacement of auto glass
- Educating and accrediting the industry
- Promoting awareness of the AGRSS Standard to the insurance industry
and driving public at large.
To view the actual standard, CLICK
For more information about the Auto Glass Safety Council, please visit the website at www.autoglasssafetycouncil.org.
Your policyholders want to know that their auto glass replacements are
being done in a safe and proper manner. By using AGRSS registered companies you
can demonstrate that your company makes a commitment to safety.
Thanks to Glass America for sponsoring
the development of this video.
Until ANSI/AGRSS 002-2002, there was much discussion about what a "safe
replacement" really is -- and no real standard of right and wrong to which
to refer. Now there is. The standard promotes more consistency in auto glass replacements
and provides a solid base for training programs. The Council also helps educate
consumers and insurers about important safety issues.
What You Can Do
It is important that everyone involved with auto glass replacements becomes familiar
with and follows the Standard. Although the Standard is voluntary, an accreditation
program has been developed so that installers may show they understand and will
follow the Standard.
The Auto Glass Safety Council is also providing extensive education about the Standard
to insurance companies and the driving public.
To get started, visit the Auto Glass Safety Council website at www.autoglasssafetycouncil.org
and learn more about the Standard and accreditation.