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Significance and Use
4.1 These guidelines are intended to enable a laboratory monitor to perform onsite assessments of laboratory facilities. Accepted facilities will then participate in an interlaboratory test protocol to establish precision and bias for a particular ASTM standard.
4.2 This assessment is intended to determine that all of the participants have the necessary equipment, an understanding of the test method, and the minimum level of skill necessary to gather data that are to be used to establish precision and bias for the particular standard.
4.3 This guide is not intended to be used as a tool to qualify or accredit laboratories to perform any tests. Refer to ISO/IEC 17025 and to the A2LA R101 Document for further guidance on accreditation requirements.
1.1 This guide provides a general outline, for use by a laboratory monitor, to assess the qualifications of a laboratory that has requested to participate in a specific ASTM interlaboratory test.
1.2 The preliminary assessment is based on observations made before initiation of any interlaboratory tests.
1.3 The subcommittee, which appoints the laboratory monitor, specifies the minimum requirements that an organization should meet to qualify as a participant for the interlaboratory test. If a laboratory qualification test (pretest) is to be included, see details in Section .
1.4 This fire standard can not be used to provide quantitative measures.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
E1537 Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
E1822 Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
E2653 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine Precision Estimates for a Fire Test Method with Fewer Than Six Participating Laboratories
ISO StandardsISO 13943 Fire Safety-Vocabulary Available from International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 1 rue de Varemb, Case postale 56, CH-1211, Geneva 20, Switzerland. ISO/IEC 17025 :2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
Other StandardA2LA R101 -General Requirements: Accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories (December 2016) Available from American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, 5202 Presidents Court, Suite 220, Frederick, MD 21703; www.a21a.org.
ICS Number Code 71.040.10 (Chemical laboratories. Laboratory equipment)
UNSPSC Code 41116203(Monitor or meter accessories)
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