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Autobody Repair

Repairing crash damaged vehicles is a craft that not only restores the vehicle to its original look but also fixes its complex mechanical components to strict safety and manufacturing standards.

Autobody Repair could be for you if you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Helping people
  • Things that move
  • Using tools

More about this skill

When a vehicle has been involved in a collision, it is the job of the autobody repairer to restore it to factory standards and get it back on the road. Every accident is different, so the repairer must be familiar with often-complex mechanical components and how they work.

The autobody repairer needs professional expertise to diagnose the damage to the vehicle and then use a variety of machinery and tools, including welding skills, to make the repair. You need a good knowledge of the range of metals, composites, and plastics used in the manufacture of vehicles in order to restore them to a roadworthy condition.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Shanwei Yang

    Shanwei Yang

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of Heiko Zumbrunn

    Heiko Zumbrunn

    Switzerland
    Silver

  • Photo of Andrew Gault

    Andrew Gault

    United Kingdom
    Bronze

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Our partners

3M

As well as offering skill specific products from car paint spraying to graphics and health care, 3M also partners with WSI to improve worldwide safety standards. With operations in 65 countries and products sold in nearly 200 countries, 3M has improved the lives of hundreds of millions globally.


Standards Specification

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