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The Ford Accident Repair Network - INSIGHT E-Zine


After the roaring success of the first two editions of INSIGHT e-Magazine, the Ford Collision Team have published the third in the series, INSIGHT 3.  Continuing the  theme, Communication is the KEY, and looking forward to the 2014 Ford Impact conference, its not likely to change.  The E-Ziene has been produced to keep the Ford Accident Repair Center network and all their industry partners, up to speed with the ever changing face of the Industry  

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BSI, the business standards company has outlining its process for the development of a new British Standard, BS 10125, based on the existing Publicly Available Specification, PAS 125 the specification for vehicle damage repair. It is reported that Dan Palmer, Head of Market Development for Manufacturing & Services at BSI said: "Industry adoption of PAS 125 has been strong since it was launched in 2007, subsequently it was revised in 2011 and now due to its maturity, the natural progression is for it to become a British Standard."

Ford Write Off Avoidance

The Ford Write-off Avoidance programme is open to all Ford Accident Repair Centres and Independent Body Repair Facilities with BS10125 and saved over 1,000 vehicles in 2013. All Ford repairs completed with the support of the Write-off Avoidance contribution will be entered into a monthly draw, from which one repair will be randomly selected. For this selected repair, Ford will cover the invoice value of the OE parts used in the repair (excluding VAT), to a maximum of 1,200. If you need any information contact Doug Bunker on 01277 254251.

Volvo News - Volvo Launch VOLVO BORDERLINE

Volvo Cars UK Ltd is pleased to announce the re-launch of its Total Loss Avoidance Programme for Volvo vehicles, which will be known as;

Volvo Borderline - Parts and Vehicle Retention Programme.

It is designed to help Bodyshops, Volvo Approved or other to repair Volvo vehicles which otherwise would have been declared a total loss by the insurer. Total loss levels have risen dramatically in recent years and many repairers have faced significant reductions in repair volumes therefore the programme will offer an immediate benefit to Bodyshop's: - contact

Clarity for Air Conditioning Accreditation

Any current air conditioning qualifications that meet the requirements of EU Regulation 842/2006 and European Commission Regulation 307/2008 held by staff will be recognised. With immediate effect Certificates issued for air conditioning qualifications by the City and Guilds, IMI and other organisations for the above qualifications will be deemed as current until there are any legislative requirement changes issued by DEFRA and therefore do not have an expiry date. Air conditioning qualifications that were gained during ATA qualifications in MET will expire at the same as the ATA qualification expires, contact the IMI regarding updates for this qualification.



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