PAS 125 Specification for automotive services for vehicle damage repair processes

PAS 125:2011

Automotive services. Specification for vehicle damage repair processes

Status : Withdrawn   Published : June 2011

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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.

This PAS has been replaced by BS 10125:2014

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
  • Garages
  • Mechanics
  • Road vehicle body shops

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Next steps...

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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.

ABP Club
Akzo Nobel Coatings Ltd
AutoRestore UK
AVIVA Insurance
C.A.R.S of Anglesey
Ford Accident Repair
Fusion Management Solutions Limited
IMI Accreditation
Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)
Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA)
Morris Associates
Nationwide Repair Centres
RBS Insurance
RMI Bodyshop
SWIR Group
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.

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Standard NumberPAS 125:2011
TitleAutomotive services. Specification for vehicle damage repair processes
Publication Date21 June 2011
Withdrawn Date30 November 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesPAS 125:2007
DescriptorsRoad vehicle engineering, Roads, Road vehicle components, Road transport, Road safety, Road vehicles, Motor vehicles, Vehicle bodywork, Vehicle components, Specifications, Repair, Garages (commercial), Consumer-supplier relations, Consumers, After-sales services, Technical documents
ISBN978 0 580 72657 6
File Size9.837 MB
NotesPAS 125:2011 forms the basis of BS 10125:2014.

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