The collision Repairers Association KZN in partnership with DEPT OF EDUCATION Pinetown , have embarked on a project to teach matric learners basic skills in the body and paint shop.
12 Learners was selected from the Technical school to participate in this project.
Training was done at Kansai Plascon training centre by Stuart Parmenter and Shaun Petersen. Entry level body and paint shop training was conducted on Health and safety , paint strip / body repair, primer mix and application, dry sanding, blending and masking, paint application , colour-ristics and paint rectification process.
After a spate of vehicle heists from motor body repairers’ premises, particularly in Gauteng, insurers and brokers are urged to liaise with motor body repairers and ensure that they confirm with clients before releasing vehicles to a third party.
The South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) has issued vehicle crime alerts drawing attention to this increasing trend, particularly among high value vehicles, which are currently being targeted by vehicle criminals at vehicle dealerships and especially auto body repair companies.