Bergens Auto Body is a family-owned SGI auto body shop and a Trusted Regina collision repair expert. From the moment you walk in the door, you will be treated like family! We are proud to have over 80 Years of Auto Body Experience, and have been serving Regina Autobody needs for over 30 Years….In our latest Bergen’s auto body and collision repair tip, we continue the series – Jon’s Auto Body Tips! In this vlog series, Jon Bergen shares his expertise and answers the FAQs they hear the most at the shop, here is the eighth tip where Jon explains SGI Accreditation Changes that are coming in 2021
SGI Accreditation Changes in 2021
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Effective later in 2021, any auto body shops failing to meet an upgraded set of equipment and training requirements will see their labor rate cut in half by Saskatchewan’s government-affiliated auto insurer.
“We recognize that this is a significant change for the industry,” SGI wrote in the Sept. 23 Bulletin No. 72. “It’s a big change for repair shops, and it’s a big change for us. As vehicles continue to become more complex, we need to ensure we have an industry capable of repairing them safely.”
Finally, accredited Saskatchewan repairers must possess and use OEM repair procedures — but that rule applies now, according to SGI.
“All collision repair partners are required to access OEM repair procedures as part of the repair planning process,” SGI wrote. “Shops are also being asked to ensure that they document all repairs requiring panel or structural component replacement or sectioning. Please include photos of undressed welds and any sleeves/backing used to reinforce sectioned panels/structure (upload into Mitchell as part of the claim).”
“SGI is updating the requirements to be SGI-accredited to match up with the minimum training, tools, and equipment required to safely and properly repair customers’ vehicles,” the insurer wrote.
If you are in Regina simply book your vehicle with us at Bergens Auto Body. We are an experienced Regina auto body shop and we can ensure the highest possible resale value.
Here at Bergen’s Auto Body & Collision Centre, we treat you like family and that means we work hard to give your vehicles back to you properly and most importantly safely!