A V-Trust Inspection Report includes the following sections:

I. General
II. Inspection Summary
III. Remarks
IV. Conclusion

A. Quantity
B. Workmanship
C. On-Site Tests
D. Production Specification
E. Packing
F. Marking and Labeling
G. Client Special Requirement
H. Photos
J. Form
K. Attachment

You may click the Index on the left side (in the highlighted parts of the below screen shot) to get to each section directly.

You may start from the Inspection Summary.

In the inspection summary, there is conclusion of each Section.
If the result of any section is failed, the overall conclusion is failed;
If the result of all sections is passed, the overall conclusion is passed;
You may have a look at the failed section.

Then, check the summary of the defectives, if the defective rate was beyond or within the AQL?

The next, if you have any special requirement for this inspection, please check what is the result.

Please refer to the Remarks part.

For every failed or pending issues, it will be recorded here, with words and photos.

You may find all detailed information in different sections(A-K) of the report.

For example, if you need the details of the defectives, please find it in Section B, Workmanship.

Sure, you can! Just click on the photo,

And then you can check the photos in this way,

You may find the photos of the specific item with the index simply:

Please press “ctrl+F”, and then you may search by the keyword.

You may approve or reject this batch of goods, depending on the conclusion of the report:

Passed: The inspected samples conform to the client’s requirements. The shipment may be released after your approval.

Passed Conditional: The Passed result will be valid only after you and accept the issues in the remarks. The shipment may be released after your approval.

Pending: You should evaluate the issues in the remarks, and then decide to approve or reject the shipment.

Failed: There will be risks if the shipment is released in this condition. A re-inspection is suggested after the failed problems are solved. However, you have the final decision to approve or reject the shipment after considering different factors.

If you have an account of the V-Trust online booking system (if not, please contact your account manager of V-Trust), after checking the report and considering the findings, you may click the “Approve” or “Rejection” button to inform the supplier of your decision simply.

They are on the right-up corner of the online report,

Or right below the overall conclusion in the pdf report,

You may still edit the message sent to your supplier online.

You may also get the statistics of all your inspections on Dashboard.

Yes, sure. Please click “Download PDF”.

If you need to share the report to your colleague or supplier, just click “Share Report”

Actually if you have an account of the V-Trust online booking system(if not, please contact your account manager of V-Trust), the report will be available in long term on the online booking system(www.v-trust.com.)


V-Trust uses the ANSI/ASQ Z1.4-2008 (AQL) as its sampling standard and acceptable level of quality.

AQL is widely used to decide whether to accept a production lot by checking random samples. It offers the advantage of clearly defining the number of samples to be inspected from a given lot or consignment. It also suggests the maximum number of defective items allowed in the samples size unless specified by clients.

You may find more details about AQL, Click Here.

Critical, Major, Minor

Defects detected during visual inspections are classified into three categories as follows:

Critical Defects — fail to meet mandatory regulations and are likely to result in unsafe conditions for consumers. The default Critical Defect AQL is 0.

Major Defects — likely to result in function failures or reductions of the usability of products or obvious appearance disfiguration, which may affect the salability of products. Our default Major Defect AQL is 2.5.

Minor Defects — doesn't reduce the usability or function of the product, but beyond the defined quality standard and more or less reduces the salability of the product. Our default Minor Defect AQL is 4.0.

Clients can also specify what points are Minor, Major or Critical in their own checklists before the inspection.

Sample size and AQL General Level

The sample size is the total number of units that will be inspected.

The general inspection levels (I to III, or GI, GII and GIII) are commonly used for non-destructive inspections including workmanship visual checks.

General Level II is the most common sampling level. The majority of inspections tend to follow this level.

General Level I calls for a smaller sample size than General Level II (reducing the time needed to perform the inspection, but increasing the risk that defects may be missed)

General Level III calls for a larger sample size than General Level II (increasing the time needed to perform the inspection, and decreasing the risk of missing defects in the shipment).

1. What is a batch defective?

When the similar defects are found in a large percentage of the inspected samples, and the qty exceeds the acceptance number based on assigned AQL, the samples with same defect are counted as batch defectives.

Usually, the defective rate will not include the batch defectives.

2. Why the defective rate does not include the batch defectives?

By recording the batch defectives in remarks separately, clients could have a clearer understanding on the quality status: except for batch defectives, whether other defectives are still within the acceptance of assigned AQL.

As an example, in an inspection of a 3,500 units lot, with an Acceptable Quality Level of II, the sampling size should be 200 units. (AQL II, Major 2.5, Minor 4.0). As per AQL, no more than 10 major defectives or 14 minor defectives are allowed.

In the inspection, slight scratches are found on 60% of the inspected samples, and 9pcs samples are found with major defects, 10pcs are found with minor defects.

Let’s see how the inspector will record the defects on report:

- Slight scratches were found on 120pcs (60%) of the inspected samples. (It was found on a large percentage of the inspected samples, so it is recorded in a problem remark as a batch defective.)

- 3 pcs samples were found with poor function (major defects) and 10 were found with dirty marks (minor defects). (they will be recorded in the Workmanship section of the report, and the defective rate will include those defectives.)

When the clients read this report, they may check and consider the defects separately (batch defects in the problem remark and the other defects in the Workmanship Section):

- If the batch defects are acceptable. (In many cases, the batch defects are slight, and they could not be totally avoided in the production.)

- If the other defects are acceptable. (It could be easily seen from the Workmanship Section).

3. If the batch defects are recorded in the remark section, not counted in workmanship section, then the result will be Passed?

Absolutely no.

Even though if the qty of defectives in the Workmanship Section are within the AQL, if there is a problem remark with batch defectives, the result of the Workmanship Section is still Failed, and the overall result of the report will be Failed too.