14 February 2017
BSI, the business standards company, has become the first certification body to receive the official UKAS accreditation status from The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the updated Vehicle Damage Repair standard, BS 10125. The standard sets out the requirements for the processes used in order to carry out safe, quality repairs to accident damaged vehicles.
To gain accredited status, BSI’s processes were independently reviewed by UKAS. BS 10125 was published in November 2014 and was updated in September 2016. This accreditation means that BSI is now able to issue UK accredited certificates to the new version of the standard and the team will begin to transition clients to the new version over the next twelve months.
Richard Meadowcroft, Product Technical Manager at BSI said: “We’re very proud to be the first certification body to achieve accreditation from UKAS for BS 10125 and are delighted that we can give this assurance to our customers within the vehicle body repair community.
"This accreditation demonstrates that our processes have been rigorously and independently tested, and that the certificates we issue are both credible and impartial. We’re fully prepared to start helping organizations make the transition to the standard.
“This year also marks ten years since the launch of the BSI Kitemark™ for Vehicle Damage Repair – achieving this milestone proves the success and importance of the standard for both the industry and consumers alike.”
BS 10125 covers the whole repair service drawing on best practice from across the industry. For those that wish to go above and beyond, the BSI Kitemark for Vehicle Damage Repair 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.
The standard is relevant for vehicle accident repair centres and specifies requirements for the automotive vehicle damage repair processes undertaken at fixed facilities or through provision of a mobile service.
For more details, please visit https://www.bsigroup.com/bs10125