NAB CALLS FOR BS10125 TO BE PLACED ON HOLD

Published 03/07/2014 00:00:00 in Press Releases

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) has called for the development of the PAS125 replacement - BS10125, to be placed on hold.

BS10125 has been available in its draft review form for a month to allow comments to be made by industry stake holders for consideration by the SVS/20 Automotive Services Committee.

As stated by BSi on the 10 June 2014, all comments will remain anonymous to both the public and the SVS/20 Automotive Services Committee.

Frank Harvey, Head of the NAB comments, “There are currently only 31 comments on the draft review document for BS10125. This is not enough to form a true reflection of industry views, where almost 1000 body repair businesses at certified to PAS125:2011.

“From our recent regional meetings we have received a clear mandate from our members to push for this draft stage to be placed on hold until such times as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have published their final remedies.  We have written to BSi explaining our views, however they have chosen to press on with their original schedule.

“Without a representative number of stakeholders commenting on the draft, the development of BS10125 could turn into something, which as an industry does not fit bodyshop needs.

“Taking the time to comment on the BS10125 draft review is vital to ensure it reflects the needs of the accident repair industry. However if like our members, bodyshops feel progress on BS10125 development should be halted, the draft review site is an appropriate place to make your views heard.”

To pass comment on the proposal, simply follow the link below and in the first available comments box please type: ‘Further development of this standard should be placed on hold until such time as the CMA has published it remedies following its Private Motor Insurance Investigations’.

Harvey continues, “We urge all bodyshops to take control of your standard and ensure that the views of bodyshops are truly represented in its development.”

To read the BS10125 draft document and pass comment, please follow this link.

 

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