gears to acquire one star rating for material testing laboratory
GINISAR M. ROMERO
May 10, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran – To
achieve a one star rating for the Material Testing laboratory of the
Department of Public Works and Highways Biliran District Engineering
Office (DPWH-BDEO), District Engineer David P. Adongay Jr. requests
for a reassessment from the Bureau of Research and Standards (BRS),
DPWH Central Office.
The re-assessment was
conducted by Cielito C. De Guzman, Engineer IV, RDD and Susana D.
Faustino, Statistician II, MTD on April 26-27, 2018 in pursuant to
the Department Order No. 126 Series of 2016 (Amended to D.O. No.11)
Series of 2013 - Star Rating of DPWH Regional and District Materials
Department Order No. 11,
Series of 2013 is being amended to emphasize that the Star Rating
System for testing laboratories of the Regional and District
Engineering Offices recognizes the need for capable laboratory
technicians and Materials Engineers and complete and reliable
The system classify
testing laboratories into One-Star, Two-Star or Three-Star
categories based on the following criteria: Availability of testing
equipment and apparatus, Competence/Accreditation of Personnel,
Observance of health and safety standards, Working area of the
laboratory, Calibration of apparatus/equipment, Third-party
All Regional and District
Engineering Offices shall exert efforts to attain at least Two-Star
and One-Star Rating, respectively. All laboratories with no star
rating yet or with only One-Star Certification shall work towards
their accreditation and/or upgrading.
“DPWH-Biliran DEO is
hoping for a successful reassessment and acquire a one star rating
this time,” said Adongay.
The evaluation for
upgrading of the star rating is conducted by the BRS only upon
request by the concerned Regional/District Office and submission of
proofs showing the improvements that warrant the upgrading.