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BSI launches PAS125 review

BSI has announced a full review of the PAS 125:2007 the vehicle body repair standard.

The review was launched at the recent PAS 125 working group and David Ford, executive director of healthcare and testing services at BSI, said the aim was to complete the review before the end of this year.

Thatcham, the insurer funded research centre remains the sponsor of the standard; the members of the review team will be announced shortly.

The standard which was published in 2007 covers the repair process associated with accident damaged vehicles.

Bodyshops are audited against PAS125:2007 and if compliant may be awarded the Kitemark to display at their premises, in the last two years over 680 bodyshops have successfully achieved the Kitemark.

Peter Roberts, Thatcham chief executive, said: “The continued evolution of PAS 125:2007 is essential to ensure the standard addresses the challenges which repairers face daily from the technologically advanced vehicles they see in their bodyshops.

“With UK insurers requiring their repair networks to achieve the standard and to put safety and quality at the top of their priorities, UK motorists are unique in having such a rigorous standard applied to their vehicle repairs.”

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