Welcome to the BVSF
Welcome to the website of the British Vehicle Salvage Federation which is the representative body of the vehicle salvage industry in the United Kingdom.The members of the BVSF meet all statutory requirements and work to high standards laid down by the Federation which include adherence to the market wide vehicle salvage Code of Practice. The BVSF is recognised by all relevant Government departments and agencies, the Police, Insurers and other industry representative bodies with whom it has close links.
Roadside Emissions Testing by DVSA to commence August 2017
Click here to find out more.
Salvage Code of Practice Soft Launch...
STOP PRESS 3/7/17…THE BVSF HAVE JUST BEEN INVITED TO A MEETING OF THE ENGINEERING SUBCOMMITTEE AT THATCHAM REGARDING OUR “CONCERNS” WITH THE CODE. SADLY NOT UNTIL SEPTEMBER BUT THIS WILL NOT STOP THE BVSF MEDIA PACKAGE BEING ISSUED AS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED.
Environment Agency - Performance Based Regulation
BVSF AGM 2017
This year's AGM was held at Coombe Abbey Hotel, and again seemed to go very well. Even with the odd hitch! Click here to read to full report.
ARA Technical Advisory Committee Paper Presented at Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress
Click here to read more on the paper presented to the SAE on the matter of Electric and Hybrid vehicle recycling.
BVSF has learns there is an Insurance Consultation running now until March, click here to find out more.
Changes to Sending Technical Applications to DVSA
Click here to read the latest on these changes that come into effect on January 1st 2017
The Insurance Act 2015
Click here to read some information from one of our Strategic Partners, CCRS Brokers
The Latest on CAT's and Airbags
To read the latest news on CAT's and Airbags, click here.
Vehicle Excise Duty Reform
To read the latest communications in respect of Vehicle Excise Duty Reform which come into effect from 1st April 2017 click here.
Automotive Waste Stream Alliance (AWSA)
Read about the newly formed Alliance here...
BVSF REJECTS LATEST SALVAGE CODE OF PRACTICE DRAFT
GREEN CAR HAVE NEW STARTER F-GAS TRAINING COVERED...
Is F-gas training for your new starters giving you a chill? Green car have it covered, click here to find out more.
SEPA CHARGING CHANGES
The BVSF have been advised of some changes to the SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY (SEPA) Charging Scheme. We have also secured a meeting with SEPA to discuss this, potentially in June.
Please see below for a link to the charging scheme 2016 for your information.
BVSF/MVDA Air Bag Project Updated!
Meetings at Thatcham still in progress discussing the potential re-use of correctly tested, un-deployed airbags, read the report here.
Catalytic Converters Containing RCF
Important information, read the article here,
***Additional Information added to this article***Click the above link to take a look***
Cutting Red Tape
The BVSF have just received a Policy Paper....Click here to find out more
Arrest Over Fake Airbag Sales
A man has been arrested by police as part of a major operation into the sale of fake car airbags. Read the article here.
If you are a registered vehicle salvage company and you have been in business for at least one year you may apply to join the BVSF. Click on "Application" There are substantial benefits which can be obtained from membership. These include the following:
- Enhanced market status
- Increased contract prospects
- BVSF Special Insurance Facility (which could save you your membership fee)
- Fuel Card Facility (which could save you your membership fee)
- Special terms for the transportation of salvaged vehicle parts
- Recognition by leading authorities
- Free supply of BVSF salvage industry magazine.
- Monthly electronic newsletter
You could enhance your status in the market by joining the BVSF. You would increase your prospects to obtain contracts from Insurers, local Authorities, Police and other sources of salvage vehicles. You would also receive an ongoing service of information of developments which might affect your business. You would have access to preferential parts distribution terms exclusive to BVSF members. There is also a specially negotiated Insurance Facility with excellent cover and attractive terms. All members receive a regular Update Newsletter and free copies of the exclusive BVSF Vehicle Salvage Professional quarterly magazine keeping you up to date on everything you need to know about vehicle salvage developments