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New salvage CoP due to take effect on Oct 1st #vehicle salvage,not everyone is happy with it…

By 10th March 2017No Comments
​October 1st sees the new salvage CoP
 
After two years of discussions between various stakeholders including insurers, vehicle manufacturers, affected government bodies, police and the vehicle leasing and salvage industries the new salvage code will take effect next week.
 
The new code will replace the salvage categories A, B C and D with A: Scrap, B: Break, S: Structurally damaged repairable and N: Non-structurally damaged repairable.
According to the ABI, ‘The new code reflects the increasing complexity of newer vehicles which can make it harder for damaged cars to be safely repaired. It also has a greater focus on the condition of the vehicle rather than repair costs.’ Changes include some guidance on motorcycles and quadricycles also the introduction of minimum qualification requirements for all individuals who categorise vehicle salvage. 
But the new code does not have the full support of all stakeholders. MVDA recently announced their reluctance to endorse the code after some concerns were raised.
 
The BVSF, ‘following a meeting with the writers of the code and a number of revisions being agreed, have chosen to support the current non legislative document.’
 
According to an article on the Autofinity website, ‘The MVDA would like to support the code; everyone in the industry wants to see the code succeed and provide a full and proper level of protection for all motor salvage operators, insurers, repairers and consumers.’
 
In order for the code to succeed, it must be agreed by all stakeholders, and through its constant updating and enforcement. Unfortunately, the latter is where it failed. ‘The Association of British Insurers (ABI) needs to appoint an experienced engineer, respected by the relevant industries who can check and audit all salvage decisions, suggest changes and highlight areas of improvement to the Code.’
 
You can see our previous article provided by the BVSF regarding the concerns raised by the association. You can also visit their website here to find out their view on the new salvage CoP.

New salvage CoP due to take effect on Oct 1st

September 28, 2017

October 1st sees the new salvage CoP
 
After two years of discussions between various stakeholders including insurers, vehicle manufacturers, affected government bodies, police and the vehicle leasing and salvage industries the new salvage code will take effect next week.
 
The new code will replace the salvage categories A, B C and D with A: Scrap, B: Break, S: Structurally damaged repairable and N: Non-structurally damaged repairable.
 


 
According to the ABI, ‘The new code reflects the increasing complexity of newer vehicles which can make it harder for damaged cars to be safely repaired. It also has a greater focus on the condition of the vehicle rather than repair costs.’ Changes include some guidance on motorcycles and quadricycles also the introduction of minimum qualification requirements for all individuals who categorise vehicle salvage.
 
But the new code does not have the full support of all stakeholders. MVDA recently announced their reluctance to endorse the code after some concerns were raised.
 
The BVSF, ‘following a meeting with the writers of the code and a number of revisions being agreed, have chosen to support the current non legislative document.’
 
According to an article on the Autofinity website, ‘The MVDA would like to support the code; everyone in the industry wants to see the code succeed and provide a full and proper level of protection for all motor salvage operators, insurers, repairers and consumers.’
 
In order for the code to succeed, it must be agreed by all stakeholders, and through its constant updating and enforcement. Unfortunately, the latter is where it failed. ‘The Association of British Insurers (ABI) needs to appoint an experienced engineer, respected by the relevant industries who can check and audit all salvage decisions, suggest changes and highlight areas of improvement to the Code.’
 
You can see our previous article provided by the BVSF regarding the concerns raised by the association. You can also visit their website here to find out their view on the new salvage CoP.

New salvage CoP due to take effect on Oct 1st

September 28, 2017

October 1st sees the new salvage CoP
 
After two years of discussions between various stakeholders including insurers, vehicle manufacturers, affected government bodies, police and the vehicle leasing and salvage industries the new salvage code will take effect next week.
 
The new code will replace the salvage categories A, B C and D with A: Scrap, B: Break, S: Structurally damaged repairable and N: Non-structurally damaged repairable.
 


 
According to the ABI, ‘The new code reflects the increasing complexity of newer vehicles which can make it harder for damaged cars to be safely repaired. It also has a greater focus on the condition of the vehicle rather than repair costs.’ Changes include some guidance on motorcycles and quadricycles also the introduction of minimum qualification requirements for all individuals who categorise vehicle salvage.
 
But the new code does not have the full support of all stakeholders. MVDA recently announced their reluctance to endorse the code after some concerns were raised.
 
The BVSF, ‘following a meeting with the writers of the code and a number of revisions being agreed, have chosen to support the current non legislative document.’
 
According to an article on the Autofinity website, ‘The MVDA would like to support the code; everyone in the industry wants to see the code succeed and provide a full and proper level of protection for all motor salvage operators, insurers, repairers and consumers.’
 
In order for the code to succeed, it must be agreed by all stakeholders, and through its constant updating and enforcement. Unfortunately, the latter is where it failed. ‘The Association of British Insurers (ABI) needs to appoint an experienced engineer, respected by the relevant industries who can check and audit all salvage decisions, suggest changes and highlight areas of improvement to the Code.’
 
You can see our previous article provided by the BVSF regarding the concerns raised by the association. You can also visit their website here to find out their view on the new salvage CoP.

Tim Kelly

Tim is a highly qualified Independent Engineer with over 20 years experience as an Engineering Assessor of damaged vehicles.

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