AQP – Banwells Engineers Meet The Grade

Date Published: 24th May 2019

After a busy week at Banwells Headquarters in Burnley, we are pleased to report that all Banwells engineers now hold the AQP qualification for categorising vehicle salvage.

From October 2019, The ABI Code of Practice for vehicle salvage requires that vehicle salvage can only be categorised by an ‘Appropriately Qualified Person’ (AQP). This is defined within the code as follows:

“someone who has a comprehensive technical education and training record, relevant to motor repair. They will have passed and hold a current competency based assessment, on salvage categorisation, provided by the IAEA or equivalent industry recognised body”

In house training was provided by Les Minton with all candidates then sitting a one hour online assessment, split into three sections:

  • General Industry Knowledge (15 minutes)
  • Code of Practice Knowledge (15 minutes)
  • Salvage Categorisation (30 minutes).

Candidates are required to pass all sections and  will now be provided with a competency based unique identifier that lasts for 5 years.


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