Abu Dhabi auto workshops to come under the scanner

QCC unveils pilot project to classify workshops

ABU DHABI 12 June 2017: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, QCC, the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has launched a pilot project to classify automotive workshops in the emirate in collaboration with Saaed for Trafficking Systems.

Abu Dhabi’s first classification scheme for automotive workshops seeks to elevate the standard of vehicle repair services in Abu Dhabi by rating them through a system of one to five stars.

Abdullah Hassan Al Muaini, Executive Director of Conformity Scheme Services at QCC, said, “In offering services related to quality infrastructure, QCC seeks to support the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Plan, such as creating an enabling business environment and empowering the private sector. We are confident that our vehicle workshop classification scheme will enhance the competitiveness of the emirate with regard to the quality of services provided to motorists, while providing an enriching experience for customers and members of society at large.”

“Following an extensive study, leading experts from relevant entities in the emirate incorporated international best practices as well as the specific requirements of the automotive sector in Abu Dhabi into the criteria,” he added.

These requirements fall into seven standard areas including, security, health and safety, appearance and environment, manpower, tools and equipment, materials, and methods of work.

During the pilot stage, teams comprising representatives from Saaed will visit automotive workshop and perform the assessments. Facilities that fail to meet the mandatory requirements will have to achieve compliance within a defined timeframe.

By Angel Chan