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Final draft agreed for Kitemark

The standard for the accident repair sector is due to be published next month, in a step designed to raise its profile and enhance safety for motorists.

The final meeting of the industry steering group, led by Thatcham and the BSI, agreed the final draft of the PAS 125 standard.

Full details will be available to repairers and insurers at its publication on October 25, prior to the consumer launch in February 2007.

“Thatcham and BSI have received overwhelming support from all members of the steering group who have concentrated their efforts on producing a viable technical standard for crash repair and have completed this complex exercise in the original timeframe,” says Jason Moseley, director of quality and business systems at Thatcham.

Repairers can expect to pay a fee to join the Kitemark scheme, however this has yet to be determined. Mechanical repairers who sign up to the PAS 80 standard for workshops, launched by the BSI last year, are charged a one-off £745 pre-licence fee plus £745 per year subscription.

The PAS 125 project has been sponsored by EurotaxGlass’s, the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors, Automotive Skills, the Institute of the Motor Industry, Audatex and the ABP Club.

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