Central Fabrication Accreditation Guide

October 2023


Accreditation Standards and Compliance Tips

ABC accreditation standards represent baseline expectations of your facility’s physical environment and the functions of fabrication. Accreditation decisions are based on the degree of compliance with the standards. Compliance is assessed as appropriate to the size of your facility and services provided. However, all facilities are evaluated on the same set of standards.

The standards for central fabrication facilities are grouped into the following eight categories:

Organization (OG): legal status and legitimacy of the business and the establishment of internal policies and procedures.

Business Records (BR): policies and procedures related to business operations.

Record Keeping (RK): policies and procedures related to customer orders and fabrication records.

Human Resources (HR): policies and procedures for personnel qualifications and human resource management.

Warranty and Recalls (WR): policies and procedures related to warranties, item/device failures and product recalls.

Safety and Equipment (SE): facility safety, safety management and occupational exposure risks.

Quality Assurance (QA): tracking and evaluating organizational strengths and weaknesses and implementing improvements to business operations.

Customer Satisfaction (CS): employing satisfaction surveys to identify and implement improvements to business operations.