Initial set-up and logging in

Set-up process

Let’s review some basic navigation that may be helpful. When a new user first sets up their account they are taken through a set-up process prior to actually having access to the application. The reason for this is to give the user the opportunity to complete each section within the quality manual. If you opt to continue and complete a section later, no problem, just continue to the next section.

Completing the quality manual after the set-up process

Going back and completing sections within the quality manual (QM) is easy, just click on the quality manual tab on the left hand side and find the section you would like to complete or edit. Each section number within the QM corresponds to the AASHTO R18 standard. It’s a quick and easy way to get details, i.e. 5.4.1, position descriptions.

Quality manual – section options

Sections that require input, updating or edits will have three options:

  • Edit section – Upload files or add text in the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) area
  • Section history – Allows you to go back and view previous versions
  • PDF section – Creates a PDF file of that section including uploaded documents

Also, each section appears on the recurring checklist every 30 days for review on the dashboard, either click on the link to make updates or dismiss, each section is addressed monthly.

Easy navigation around the quality manual

Move around the QM by using the drop-down menu, back to top option.

Logging in after set-up is complete

Once you have worked through the set-up process, you are taken to the main application where the (default) landing page is the dashboard where you will find upcoming equipment procedure and recurring checklist items.

Easy access to your account

If for any reason you need to find the url for accessing your account just go to R18LabQMS.com and click on the log-in tab and you will be taken to the log-in page.

Q1 2015

We are in the process of making updates for the next revision, so please send us your comments or suggestions.

– Gary Irvine