BSI 10125 is a vehicle repair standard used in vehicle repairs up to a weight of 5 tonnes.
You might have used an Accident repairer in the past that you trust and are confident with, or perhaps had a word-of-mouth recommendation from friends or family. You might also be looking for a repairer online and might not be sure how to choose one.
Below we discuss some points to consider when choosing a vehicle repairer
Modern cars that are manufactured today are built from various materials. These include different strength plastics, aluminium, boron Steel and various other types of metal. It is very important that when choosing an Accident repairer after your vehicle has been damaged that they are competent to repair your vehicle to the manufacturers’ specifications. A guarantee of workmanship is also important, as is the requirement that they have the correct equipment and employ fully trained and certificated staff to carry out repairs.
The BS 10125 BSI Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark scheme (formerly known as PAS 125) is recognised by automotive manufacturers and most major insurance companies. It is adopted industry-wide by most reputable body shops and accident repair centres. BS 10125 compliant repairers are committed to carrying out work to the highest standards.
BS 10125 ensures that repairers adhere to and adopt best practices during the repair of vehicles up to 5 tonnes. The standard was written by industry experts and outlines the processes and procedures, enabling body shops to deliver safe repairs to your motor vehicle.
Some of the many requirements for a vehicle repairer to achieve BSI 10125 includes:
- Regular equipment calibration and testing
- Rigorous staff training to certification standard
- Management systems
- Full traceability of parts
- Care of your vehicle is also detailed
The certification is only awarded to repairers who have the technical competence and the management systems, procedures and repair methods to operate and perform to the highest standards. Accident management and Insurance companies will have a list of repairers that they recommend who meet the criteria.
Having a motor car accident is a stressful time and you need to have the peace of mind that your vehicle is in the hands of a professional repairer.