Laird’s Engineers Qualify to Categorise Vehicle Salvage

Laird are pleased to announce that more of our engineers have successfully passed the Salvage AQP Examination.

With the introduction of the Association of British Insurers Association (ABI) revised salvage code of Conduct which requires that vehicle salvage can only be categorised by an Appropriately Qualified Person (AQP).  Laird have invested heavily in both internal training and undertaking the AQP examination.

The new Salvage Code of Conduct sees a revised approach to salvage categorisation, altering the salvage categories from A,B,C,D to A,B,S,N.  There is an emphasis on ensuring the AQP has a significant understanding of the industry as a whole as well as the Salvage Code of Conduct.


Lee Baty Head of Automotive said, “The revised Code of Conduct has not posed any problems or restrictions to date.  We have a bespoke internal training & development plan to ready our staff for such changes within the industry.  We’re delighted to see more of our engineers successfully undertake the training and examination.”

With so many advances within the industry Laird are taking steps to ensure that their customers can rely upon them as experts.  Our engineers successfully achieving the AQP is part of our ongoing commitment to investing and developing our staff.

The ABI Code of Practice requires that vehicle salvage can only be categorised by an Appropriately Qualified Person (AQP). This is defined within the code as “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”

More information can be found at the IAEA here

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