SMS Chee highlighting the importance of standards SS 662 Code of Practice of Automotive Workshop
The Singapore Manufacturing Federation – Standards Development Organisation (SMF-SDO) supported an event with the theme of “Transform the Automotive Workshops Service Industry” on 7th December 2020 to celebrate the opening of Singapore Motor Workshop Association (SMWA) Training Academy, signing of a memorandum of understanding between SMWA and Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS) and launch of Singapore Standard SS 662:2020 “Code of practice for Automotive workshop”. This event was graced by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Transport Mr Chee Hong Tat along with 44 participants made up of government agencies, trade associations, multinational corporations (MNCs), testing bodies and institutes of higher learning.
A group photo with SMS Chee, SMWA council members and working group members.
SS 662 is Asia’s first national standard which will contribute to the transformation of the automotive workshop service industry by raising the technical competencies of automotive technicians and to enhancing the service quality standards of the automotive repair workshops. Developed in 2020, SS 662 is tailored to Singapore’s automotive repair workshops to serve as a reference for requirements of automotive repair workshops and training providers with the objective of uplifting the image of the automotive industry and developing a more professional and skilled pool of automotive technicians. SS 662.
r Joey Lim (Member) was interviewed by Capital 95.8FM on the Singapore Standard
The working group of SS 662 recognises the 4 aspects (i.e. business procedures, competency of mechanics, quality control and safety and health) of the industry which are in need of improvement and therefore crafted the standard to tackle in 4 approaches, and they are:
- to define pre and post sales procedures;
- to define competency levels for training of mechanics;
- to define post-repair quality control processes; and
- to define maintenance of workshop premises and safety of various equipment and activities.
With the requirements and best practices referenced in the standard, it will be very useful in uplifting the sector and providing customers with greater assurance when they go to workshops that are compliant to the standard.
SS 662 : 2020 is available for purchase on the Singapore Standard eshop.