Saudi Arabia - New centers for motor accident evaluation
Monday, 07 31 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Saudi Arabia
The traffic damage assessment operation has entered a new phase with the launch of four modern damage assessment centers by the Saudi Commission for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem).
Until now the process was based on the estimation of officials car showrooms or mechanics in car workshops.
The new Taqdeer (assessment) centers run by Taqeem will assess the damage to vehicles from accidents in a fair manner, preserving the rights of all parties involved. This will contribute to alleviating the burden on each party within the framework of regulations adopted by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), the General Directorate of Traffic and Taqeem,
Supervisor of Taqeem Talal Al-Ghamdi confirmed that the new centers have more quality, sophistication and comfort compared to the old centers.
"The new centers are equipped with the most modern devices. Repairs and replacement parts are selected electronically. The centers can deal with all types and sizes of cars easily. In 99 percent of the cases, reports are issued to the satisfaction of all affected parties," he said.
Al-Ghamdi pointed out that Taqeem works in cooperation with SAMA, the General Directorate of Traffic and the accredited insurance companies in the Kingdom.
The training courses organized by Taqeem are the first of its kind in the world. It also sent a large number of residents to Britain and Canada for quick and intensive training.
Al-Ghamdi pointed out that Taqeem is the only body responsible for the accreditation and training of evaluators.
He added: "The first phase started with the training of trainers and providing them with the necessary exposure to run Taqeem. We sent three young Saudis to attend vocational training programs in Britain and to obtain internationally accredited certificates. They are now running the work at the four Taqeem centers. We also learned from successful Canadian and Australian experiences. This helped us determine what suits the Saudi market," Al-Ghamdi said.
Source: Saudi Gazette