The Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS) 2 Standards Committee of the National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) is always looking for additional input in its effort to maintain and interpret industry standards. The second generation of the standard, referred to as a repair-industry roadmap by members of the NWRD executive committee, remains in development.
Jacques Navant of Don’s Mobile Glass in California is one of the members of the NWRD executive committee. He says businesses looking for footholds in the windshield repair industry should begin by looking at ROLAGS, which he likened to a roadmap.
“If they’re following the ROLAGS standard, they’re going in the right direction to doing it correctly,” he says.
The Standard lays out the proper procedures for auto glass repair. Areas of interest for the committee include automotive glass repair technicians, windshield repair companies, windshield repair franchisors, windshield repair suppliers, manufacturers, insurance companies, trainers, associations, consumers, publishers, consultants and product users.
“We’re in the process of building ROLAGS 2, so I would hope anyone in the industry who wants a say or to help with the process would reach out so we can set them in the right direction,” Navant says. That way, they can have some input and first-hand experience in guiding our industry into the future.”
ROLAGS 2 committee chair Linda Rollinson of Superior Auto Glass of Tampa Bay Inc. and vice chair Lenny Hennessy of AGIS in Chandler, Ariz. agree that involvement with the committee puts businesses on the path to performing successful windshield repairs. After taking that initial step, both noted opportunities for additional education through other members, and even repair companies through various trainings.
“The ROLAGS standard is the map for doing a repair correctly,” Rollinson says. “If you follow the map, you’re going to get there.”
For more information, see the on the ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee website.