British Standards are the standards produced by the BSI Group which is incorporated under a royal charter and which is formally designated as the national standards body for the UK.

Recognized by automotive manufacturers and most major insurance companies, the BS 10125 BSI Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark scheme (formerly known as PAS 125) is adopted industry-wide by the most forward-thinking body shops and accident repair centres who are committed to carrying out work only to the highest standards.

BS 10125 for Vehicle Damage Repair is the British Standard designed to help bodyshops adopt best practice in the repair of vehicles up to 5 tonnes GVW* . Written by industry experts, the standard outlines the processes and procedures to enable bodyshops to deliver safe repairs.

*except motorcycles and three wheeled vehicles

JFL Crash Repairs are certified for BS 10125 – The Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark

What is BS 10125 – The Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark?

Drawing on best practice from across the industry, BS 10125 the Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark specifies the best approach to conducting consistently safe, high quality repairs to accident damaged vehicles.

Originally based at first on the publicly available specification PAS 125, BS 10125 certification is only awarded to repairers who have the technical competence and the management systems and procedures to operate and perform to the highest standards.

Consistency and quality are key to the credibility of the BS 10125 Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark. A Kitemark is never awarded ‘for life’: BSI inspectors regularly return to ensure standards are being maintained and will revoke the licence to use the symbol if they uncover significant non-conformities and a client is unwilling to put things right. It is a truly independent certification scheme, certified by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). Staff are competent and trained.

Correct repair processes are follows:

  • Staff are competent and trained
  • Tools and equipment are suitable and maintained
  • Parts are appropriate for safe repair
  • Quality control procedures are followed.

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