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SECTION 11:  PACKAGING                                                           Yes         No


             A:    Is suitable internal packaging used to protect faces?

             B:    Is product protected from the elements?

             C:    Are the contents of finished packs readily identifiable?








            SECTION 12:  STORAGE                                                             Yes         No

                   Does stockyard facility have adequate storage for minimum of 3
             A:
                   weeks production?
                   Is finished product stored off the ground on pallets and on level
             B:
                   areas?








            SECTION 13:  QUALITY CONTROL / TESTING                                           Yes         No

             A:    Is there a documented quality control programme in place?

             B:    Are approved samples for colour & texture available?

                   Is UKCSA Standard capillary absorption (CAT) testing documentation
                                       rd
                   available, including 3  party test reports, and at a frequency of
             C:
                   quarterly for semi-dry and annually for wet-cast manufacturing
                   methods?
                   Is UKCSA Standard cube compressive strength testing
                                                       rd
             D:    documentation available, including 3  party test reports, and at the
                   required frequency* for the cast stone manufacturing method?
                   *Cube Compressive Strength Testing frequency to be as follows:

                   Initial Testing Requirement (and after subsequent substantial
                   changes in mix design):
                   12 sets of weekly compressive strength tests per each different
                   manufacturing method (semi-dry, backing mix, wet-cast., FRCS).

                   Subsequent Test Frequency Requirements:

                   Up to £1million turnover in a manufacturing method - monthly set of
                   compressive strength tests for that manufacturing method.
                   Between £1 million - £3million turnover in a manufacturing method –
                   fortnightly sets of compressive strength tests for that manufacturing
                   method.
                   Over £3million turnover in a manufacturing method - weekly sets of
                   compressive strength tests for that manufacturing method.








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