What is PAS 125:2011?
PAS 125 provides the specification for automotive services that relates to the damage repair processes of motor vehicles. This publicly available specification has been prepared by BSI to bring these processes up to date an in line with current legislation, technological developments and best practice recommendations. By following the specifications set out in PAS 125, repair centres and garages contribute to the road safety of their consumers and the public in general.
How does it work?
From fitting new road vehicle components to repairing vehicle bodywork, PAS 125 looks at the specific requirements of these processes either at fixed facilities or through a mobile service. Topics include repair processes, the competence of personnel, necessary tools and equipment, parts and controlled consumables, as well as quality control. This specification also looks at the removal, refitting and replacement of windscreens.
Who should buy it?
- Road vehicle engineers
- Manufacturers of road vehicle components
- Road safety agencies
- Motor vehicle repair centres
- Road vehicle body shops
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BSI will also be running a number of 1 day training events which will advise you in more detail of the changes to the standard and how to implement these changes within your operation. A charge will be payable to attend this training sessions. If you are interested in attending a training sessions, please register your interest at www.bsigroup.com/PAS125events.
Who was involved in writing the good practice guidance?
Acknowledgement is given to the following organizations that have assisted with the development of this specification by nominating and supporting experts to undertake the necessary research and drafting.
Akzo Nobel Coatings Ltd
C.A.R.S of Anglesey
Ford Accident Repair
Fusion Management Solutions Limited
Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)
Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA)
Nationwide Repair Centres
Thatcham, The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)
Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association (VBRA).
Read the BSI press release on PAS 125:
Successful Vehicle Damage Repair Process Specification Updated – PAS 125:2011
What is a PAS?
A Publicly Available Specification (PAS) is a sponsored fast-track standard driven by the needs of the client organizations and developed according to guidelines set out by BSI. Key stakeholders are brought together to collaboratively produce a BSI-endorsed PAS that has all the functionality of a British Standard for the purposes of creating management systems, product benchmarks and codes of practice. After two years, the PAS is reviewed and a decision is made as to whether it should be taken forward to become a formal British Standard.
A wide range of PAS documents are available to buy in the BSI Shop , many as instant downloads. Some are available free.