The BSI has published BS 10125 Vehicle Damage Repair following its successful transition from the Publicly Available Specification PAS 125 first launched in 2007 and last revised in 2011
It can be found here: http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030294641
Bodyshopmag.com reports that the t transition to a British Standard reflects the success and maturity of the standard, and the high level of industry consensus developed throughout the life of PAS 125. It follows strong industry support and continued commitment to achieving high quality vehicle repairs, as both business and the consumers recognise the value of conformity to the British Standard, particularly when supported by certification.
The new British Standard supports the vehicle body repair community by ensuring that work undertaken for vehicle damage repair draws on best practice from across the industry. By covering the whole repair service it helps accident repair centres differentiate themselves from their competitors and demonstrate quality, gaining confidence from their customers. It also enables them to show they are committed to the safety of their customers and other road users.
BS 10125 sets out requirements for the processes used in order to carry out safe, quality repairs to accident damaged vehicles; it has been based on PAS 125, integrating the latest in industry good practice, taking into account new technology, materials and safety implications.
Some of the areas covered by BS 10125 are; repair process and relevant repair methods, identifying the right equipment and tools – the use of suitable and capable tooling, replacement parts and controlled consumables, repair quality control, repair process management, repair process change, repair process continuity plan and repair process control, use of subcontractors, internal audit and corrective action, people — recruitment, competence and responsibilities, and requirements regarding the removal, refitting and replacement of windscreens.
BS 10125 is relevant for road vehicle bodyshops and accident repair centres, motor insurers, manufacturers of crash repair parts and components, vehicle manufacturers, road safety agencies and repair equipment manufacturers.