Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. is a member of the Association for Materials Protection & Performance (AMPP). We hold the QP1 Painting Contractor Certification (Certification No. 024), which verifies that our company has met or exceeded the requirements set forth in the AMPP Painting Contractor Certification Program for the field application of coatings to complex industrial structures. The certification is renewed annually.
Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. is one of the select contractors to surpass the rigorous review processes administered by the AMPP in order to achieve the QP2 Certification (Certification No. 005). The QP2 Certification is a qualification review performed by the AMPP to determine if a contractor possess the necessary experience and understanding to safely remove hazardous coatings from structures and remain in compliance with all current health, safety, and environmental regulations.
The QP 8 accreditation is a new program intended to be used by facility owners (or their protective coating specialists or specifying engineers) to ensure that contractors hired to install polymer coatings or surfacings on concrete and other cementitious surfaces in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities have the primary technical capabilities and organizational structure necessary to do the work.
AMPP-QS1 is the standard procedure in the AMPP PCCP program that requires participating contractors to implement and document more stringent (ISO 9001 Compliant) quality control and record-keeping procedures than those included AMPP-QP1, AMPP-QP2, etc. However, unlike ISO 9001 certification, QS1 provides the facility owner with the dual benefit of a coatings-industry specific QMS model for contractors who have the operational capability required by QP1 plus the ISO 9001 compliant QMS detailed in QS1.
Many of our field staff also are certified by NACE, the premier authority worldwide for corrosion control solutions.