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IMI Bonds with Accident Repair Industry
PUBLISHED: 17/06/2016 | UPDATED:17/06/2016 12:03:27
The IMI have announced the launch of a new standalone assessed outcome module, AOM 133.

This unique module has been developed so technicians can prove their capability in following researched repair methods, to carry out modern joining techniques and meet the criteria relating to BS10125.

The module also assesses technicians’ ability to follow a researched repair method to remove existing bonded and mechanically fixed panels, apply blind rivets, self-piercing rivets, flow form rivets and use structural adhesives in conjunction with a reinforcement plate.

Working with a number of key organisations, which include EMTEC, ITAS, Thatcham, and Training 2000, the IMI has effectively developed and test & trailed this valuable standalone module to help raise the standards in modern joining techniques.

The extensive development process has ensured that the module is fit for purpose and meets the needs of the industries which use adhesives and mechanical fastenings during manufacture and repair procedures.

Frazer Minskip, a Master Assessor for this module, at EMTEC in Nottingham said:
“AOM 133 allows us to train the industry to meet a full range of competencies. The new module revolves around the technician to observe and follow methods and data sheets to the letter. It encourages individuals not to rely on their previous knowledge because this could be extremely dangerous when undertaking structural work with this process.”

AOM 133 relates to a range of sectors which makes it a flexible option for businesses, these sectors include: light vehicle, commercial vehicle, caravan, motorhome, vehicle body building, motorsport and motorcycle.

After recently achieving this module, James Edgar from Gemini Accident Repair Centre, Macclesfield, said: “Achieving the module proves that I understand the range of skills required in the various bonding and riveting repair methods when carrying out structural repairs. AOM 133 will raise standards across the industry; dangerous bonding and riveting repairs can be carried out through ignorance, this module covers all the processes to avoid repairs being potentially life threatening.”

David Taylor, IMI Product Development Specialist, has led the development process for AOM 133, said: “The IMI are fully committed to developing robust products which meet the requirements of the industry. This extensive development which has been undertaken to produce this module has demonstrated our dedication to be at the forefront of current and evolving technology."

If you would like to find out more about AOM 133 visit our website, www.theimi.org.uk/aom133, email accreditations@theimi.org.uk or call 01992 511521.