SCRS Publishes Guide to Complete Repair Planning

From CollisionWeek ©2011

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has published its first edition of a Guide to Complete Repair Planning (view) and is making it available as free download to the entire industry.

As stated in the cover page of the document, the purpose of the published guide is to serve as a checklist-style reminder for repair facility estimators regarding procedures and services that may occur in the repair process so that they can be documented in the initial repair plan, or estimate.

“The vision behind this project in the beginning was to simplify and standardize the estimating process,” shared SCRS Immediate Past Chairman, Barry Dorn. “Through the evolution and continued growth of the list, we began to see a very applicable tool develop that we believe has the potential to offer significant value to the industry.”

This guide was initially developed by March Taylor, Toby Chess and other contributors, as they sought a mechanism to standardize the estimating process in Taylor’s repair facility, and to develop a process that produced more accurate and detailed blueprints of the repair. Over the years the document grew as contributors maintained and added to their individual copies, and was refined to the current issue which includes over 800 line items commonly seen on collision repair estimates.

“Ultimately, we hope that the industry uses the resource as a means to ensure better accounting for the work performed, and continues to contribute to the development of the content,” added SCRS Chairman, Aaron Clark. “This was always intended to be a ‘living document’ that adapts and evolves over time. By opening it up to the industry, we are able to harness even more input and suggestions to improve it with future editions while delivering on our overarching desire to provide resources that help the industry grow and succeed.”

View the Guide online
Download the Guide in PDF (537kB)

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