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Bodyshop Standards​ Have Helped

We support development, implementation and embedding of vehicle manufacturer and/or Industry repair standards. Compliance with customer service, estimating, production management, business systems and process, parts management, waste management, tools, equipment and technical competency are not tick box exercise.

Our structured approach for individual operators and networks maintain a focus on key business objectives;

• Duty of Care
• Network strategy
• Customer service, satisfaction and retention
• Repair quality and cost
• Repair methods and vehicle safety
• Technical competency & workflow management.
• Brand recognition

Our online program management systems simplify communication, resource accessibility, program tracking and bodyshop KPI.

WorkshopDesign and Planning

Workshop and facility plans are developed to meet specific business requirements. CAD plans focus on available space, capacity and capability to maximize workflow & efficiency. Planning is completed in conjunction with business stakeholders, operational managers, service providers and equipment suppliers.

Planning includes:
• CAD workshop layout and design
• Aluminium and electric vehicle isolation and quarantine areas
• Equipment placement and technical specifications
• Workbay set up, tool, equipment and technician allocation
• 5S layout and allocation

Technical Trainingand Coaching

To minimise impact on the business service and revenue, a broad range of technical training is available in the live business environment. All training programs are based on an initial skills assessment and developed bespoke to suit business requirements.

Certificate courses can include but are not limited to;

  • Modern repair techniques used on the crash repair industry
  • Efficient techniques to remove and refit welded panels
  • Set up and use of body alignment and measuring systems
  • Meeting the challenges of AHSS
  • Welding competency MIG, MAG, MIG Braze & Aluminium
  • Bonding and riveting
  • Vehicle damage assessment
  • Production management
  • WOVR Damage Assessment Criteria
  • Damage Assessment Criteria for the classification of Statutory Write Off of passenger and light commercial vehicles
  • Damage Assessment Criteria for the classification of Statutory Write Off of passenger and heavy vehicles

Estimating and ProductionManagement Training

Onsite, in the business coaching & training on estimating and bodyshop management systems enabling the business to repair more cars faster and improve profitability.

From an initial operational assessment, production management and repair costing principals are applied in conjunction with business software systems. A bespoke coaching and training program can include if necessary us assuming control of the production planning process to develop implement and embed Standard Operating Procedures.

Estimating includes:
• Interpretation and application of manufacturer repair methods
• Vehicle Damage Assessment (VDA) to identify metal types & structural damage.
• Repair plan and costing
• Preparing for insurance assessment

Production Management includes:
• Repair method alignment to repair and refinish tasks.
• Plan repair and refinish tasks consecutively to minimise gaps during the repair cycle.
• Technician instruction and supervision
• Work in progress (WIP) tracking
• Quality Control
• Technician performance measures (KPI)

Tool, Equipment Solutionsand Procurement

To minimise impact on the business service and revenue, a broad range of technical training is available in the live business environment. All training programs are based on an initial skills assessment and developed bespoke to suit business requirements.

Certificate courses can include but are not limited to;

  • Modern repair techniques used on the crash repair industry
  • Efficient techniques to remove and refit welded panels
  • Set up and use of body alignment and measuring systems
  • Meeting the challenges of AHSS
  • Welding competency MIG, MAG, MIG Braze & Aluminium
  • Bonding and riveting
  • Vehicle damage assessment
  • Production management
  • WOVR Damage Assessment Criteria
  • Damage Assessment Criteria for the classification of Statutory Write Off of passenger and light commercial vehicles
  • Damage Assessment Criteria for the classification of Statutory Write Off of passenger and heavy vehicles

Repair Data and PerformanceAnalysis

Job data provided by the business or collected directly from a BMS is stored in accordance with GDRP requirements. Monthly KPI reports are provided to the business via email and secure dashboard.

Where required and permitted, network performance data is run in conjunction with manufacturer parc and mapping data to provide specific brand reports to support customer retention and revenue strategies.

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