In recognition of the critical importance of ensuring all structural collision damage is repaired to the manufacturer’s specifications, a new Code of Practice and Guarantee has been developed.
Crash Management contracts only certified Structural Repair Centres for repairs involving significant damage and this provides clients with benchmarked quality standards that are traceable and can be proven. The new industry Code of Practice and Guarantee will further underpin this. The initiative has been under development for over 5 years and has involved the NZTA, MTA & the Collision Repair Association, and is finally scheduled for implementation in April 2016.
Structural repair technology is now extremely sophisticated and model-specific, and repair methodologies are extremely complex and highly skilled. Engaging non-qualified or non-current service providers therefore not only risks the integrity and value of a modern vehicle, but also poses a significant Health & Safety risk. With the pending H&S legislation changes taking effect on April 4th next year, the new Code of Practice is very timely. Company vehicles are a place of work so the fleet will need a documented vehicle use policy, a 24/7 emergency driver rescue & repatriation programme, and professional expert accident management practices. The cost of compliance is a lot less than you might think. Crash Management can help ensure your fleet avoids breaching the new legislation and the high penalties that apply. Contact MD Karen Knight now to ensure your fleet is compliant in time for April 2016. firstname.lastname@example.org.