MwRSF is a full-service testing house, offering compliance testing, design, redesign, failure analysis, and component testing of roadway and roadside appurtenances. Testing experience includes performance testing of guardrail, bridge rails, delineators, luminaries, mailboxes, work zone sign supports, and component testing of post designs, break-away and slip bases, as well as materials testing.

MwRSF is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited Laboratory. In 2009, MwRSF was approved for accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the field of safety performance evaluation of highway features and vehicle testing of crash barriers for the tests identified in the Scope of Accreditation. A copy of MwRSF's accreditation certificate and scope of services can be found by clicking here or online at www.a2la.org

(Certificate Number 2937.01)

Testing evaluations are conducted according to the governmental and industrial safety performance criteria of:

Full Scale Crash Testing and Component Testing

Roadside System Evaluation Criteria:

  1. Controlled capture or redirection of the vehicle.
  2. * No rollover
    * No override or underride of barrier
    * Safe redirection
  3. Minimal occupant compartment damage.
  4. Safe Occupant ridedown decelerations.
  5. Detached elements of vehicle and barrier should not pose a hazard.

Roadside Features Tested (not an all-inclusive list):

Component Testing: