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.
TRA (Tyre Recovery Association Limited) Association warns Local Authorities of likely spike in illegal tyre disposal
Click here to read more.
Synetiq opens a new site in Aldershot, and installs new racking at the Doncaster site - read more here.
Customer saves 79% with the help of Synetiq - click here to read the article.
Scrap Dealer Fined 000's for running illegal yard
Read the article here
Synetiq, working hard to keep the Police and other key services moving
Read the article here.
CCRS Offers some advice on Coronavirus
Click here to read the article.
Follow the links below for advice for Business relating to Covid-19 and information on the suspension of Heavy vehicle testing.
Business Advice from the Government - click here
Heavy Vehicle Testing - click here
SYNETIQ announce as the lead sponsor of TAS Racing, BMW Motorrad UK’s official British Superbike Team
Coronavirus & Vehicle Collection
Click here to read an article ref the Coronavirus and vehicle collection/recovery
Copart Press Release - Specialist Teams ready to tackle Coronavirus Business Disruption
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service practice emergency training with SYNETIQ
Click Here to read the full article
The BVSF March 2020 e-Mag
The BVSF March 2020 e-Magazine has now been published. Follow the below link to take a look.
BVSF CONVENTION POSTPONED
It is with deep regret that I must advise that the Federations AGM/Convention on the 23rd April has been postponed until October 29th.
The reason behind this difficult decision is of course the Coronavirus. Over the last few days the statistics have shown a considerable rise in cases and of course these numbers are the ones we know about so the potential for the actual figures to be higher is great.
The original date fell immediately after the Easter break when many thousands of people go on holiday for the first time in the year and in the current conditions the risk of more cases being brought back into our country was just to great to ignore.
It would only have taken one person and not necessarily from within the BVSF to be a carrier at the Hotel and the potential for business interruption let alone illness (or worse) due to enforced quarantine was considerable.
I will be trying to retain the same speakers for the new date and will advise in due course.
The Hotel have confirmed that all bookings for April 23rd can be transferred to October 29th if this is acceptable to those that have booked.
I must apologise for the disappointment but the health and safety of the Federation Members, their Strategic Partners, guests and speakers must come first.
Neither the Management Committee nor I could ever forgive ourselves if we caused illness or financial problem within a company when effectively we could have avoided it.
Copart Recover Record Number of Vehicles in 1 Day Following UK Floods
Copart release app to speed up the total loss process for insurers.
Follow this link to read the article.
Synetiq choose Gala Technology as Security Partner
BVSF 2020 AGM
Follow the link below to download your copy of the BVSF 2020 AGM Form.
Copart's Rapid Response to Rotherham Floods:
Follow this link to read the latest press release from Copart.
Belle Trailers 12 Days of Christmas Prize Draw...
Click here to see a different offer/prize each day
Synetiq: Protecting Property & Reputation
Click on the link below to read an article by Synetiq relating to the processes they follow to ensure that property & reputation are protected efficiently.
BVSF End of Year Newsletter
Follow this link to read the latest and last for 2019, BVSF monthly newsletter
Synetiqs Police Auction
Click here to read the press release.
Copart's War on Waste
Follow the link below to read a press release from Copart, reference their war on waste, by issuing their 1000 strong work force with eco friendly water bottles. (Below: Some Copart employee's, showing off their new bottles!)
Click, for the Press Release...
Click Here to read an eBulletin from HSE regarding welding fume exposure.
BVSF October 2019 e-Magazine
Follow this link to read the October edition of The BVSF e-Magazine
Follow the links below to read information relating to Brexit, and getting your business prepared for the UK to leave the EU on the 31st October this year.
Changes to VAT in Germany
Follow the link below to read more information on changes to VAT in Germany
BVSF July 2019
Follow the link below to read the Summer Edition of the BVSF e-Magazine
May 2019 Newsletter
Follow this link to read the latest BVSF Newsletter
BVSF May E-Magazine
Follow the link here to view the May edition of The BVSF E-Magazine
EA illegal breakers campaign
Click here to read more information about the EA campaign against illegal breakers.
Government Issues Reminder to the Waste Industry, in the event of a 'No-Deal' EU Exit
Click here to read the information published.
Part Worn Tyre Programme
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) introduced the Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme (RPWTP) to improve professionalism across the whole industry. It will achieve this by ensuring retailers are aware of their responsibilities and providing them with the support needed to meet the required standards.
Combellack Installs Wickens Racking
Combellack have installed Wickens Car Racking on their site, amongst other benefits, improving the storage capacity of the site. Click Here to read the full article.
RWM - Recycling & Waste Management EXPO
The RWM Expo is coming in September, click here to read more...
BVSF e-Magazine - January 2019
Follow the links below to read press releases from Synetiq and Copart.
Copart are first to join PATAM Card Scheme
The International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT)
The next IRT is scheduled for 2-4 May 2019 in Norfolk, read more about the event here.
EA publishes information relating to Motorhomes
Follow the link below to read information published by the EA relating to the removal and refurbishment of motorhome living quarters.
BVSF E-Magazine October 2018
The October edition of the BVSF E-Mag is now live, follow the link below to take a look.
Copart Achieves AQP Status Significantly Ahead of Deadline
ATF register is now located with all the other public registers
You can search for an ATF in a number of ways and download the full register as a spreadsheet. As it is now the register will be updated monthly.
The current GOV.UK pages with the spreadsheet are still Live but will be changed shortly and directed to the ePR pages.
BVSF June 2018 - E-Magazine
The BVSF quarterly E-Magazine has been published, follow the link below to view.
Car Transplants, Motorhog & DH Systems look to combine strengths...
BVSF 2018 AGM Report
Following the recent AGM, please follow these links to see the report and a selection of images.
Vehicle operator licensing: a digital future
Paper application forms will no longer be available on GOV.UK from 01 April 2018, read more about it here
Unlicensed Scrap yard operator fined...
The operator of an unlicensed scrapyard in Middlesbrough has been fined after failing to clear scrap vehicles. Read more here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING CHARGE GUIDANCE
The BVSF are arranging to discuss all aspects of this with the Environment Agency representatives and will advise in due course, see the full article on the gov.uk website by clicking here.
BVSF Online Magazine - March 2018
BVSF have been working on it's 1st Online Magazine to replace the original 'hard' copy that we used to send out - View the magazine here!
BVSF obtain post dating agreement with WAMITAB on COTC examination dates.
CARS 2018 Press Release -
Read the full article here
Recycling Lives opens 9th site nationally, read the Press Release here.
The latest document in the battle against illegal operators
The EA have released a document outlinging the correct handling of ELVs, click here to read more.
Recycling Lives Group Press Release...
RAW2K has joined the Recycling Lives Group by means of acquisition, click here to read the press release.
Acquisition of FAB Recycling Ltd by Motorhog Ltd...
Read the full Press Release here.
Update - 15th November FAB Recycling Press Release - Read it here.
Copart invests in new transporters...
Copart has recently invested in 30 new DAF Salvage Transporters - click here to read the press release.
Salvage Code of Practice Meeting - September 2017
The BVSF attended a meeting regarding the Salvage Code of Practice on 13th September 2017, click here to read the more about it.
DH Systems Consultancy LTD achieves ISO 27001:2013
Car Transplants Ltd- 2017 Salvage Process Video
Click here to see the video Car Transplants MD, John Schofield has produced to show what the company has to offer.
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