Updated repair standard open for consultation

A public consultation into the first major update to the specification for the vehicle damage repair process, BS 10125, has been launched.

The industry is invited to comment on the revised version until 14 January.

The newly drafted BS 10125 includes clarification around ADAS and electric vehicles, and removes the ability for a repairer to develop its own in-house methodology.

Among the other substantial changes is a focus on preparation for repair and reinstatement of vehicle systems, new routes for proof of competency, and updates to replacement parts confirming alignment with VRA UK Standard for Reclaimed Parts from End of Life Vehicles.

The new standard also confirms that subcontracting at repair level must comply with these specifications, and that part of the repair management process includes maintaining full records..

It is hoped the revised standard will help to future-proof the industry by addressing new technologies, make it easier for repairers to prove competence and career development plans, while ensuring consistency of approach throughout the whole repair process.

The consultation is asking the following questions: does this document make sense; is it easy to understand; have we missed anything; can we make it better; will it work for your business?