This is intended to provide confidence to repair shops about the accuracy of calibrations while developing potential new revenue opportunities to help grow their businesses.
All technical staff members have achieved IMI ADAS AOM230 certification, which enables them to identify and correctly interpret information relating to a specific vehicle and its ADAS features to determine which method of calibration is required.
In addition, asTech's Master Technicians will qualify in the IMI Level 3 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle (EV) training programme.
The EV training delivered health and safety procedures and how to deal with current EV installed technology, mishandled batteries, and battery fires as well as the importance of safely disconnecting the battery before the vehicle is safe to be worked on, how the batteries are manufactured, and how a hybrid system operates.
Paul Cunningham, head of operations for the UK, said: "Our strategic commitment is to ensure our staff benefit from continuous professional development. As a result, our employees and technicians are keen to learn new technologies and keep certification up to date, ensuring they are aware of safe working practices.
"The qualifications enable our Master Technicians to speak with confidence and authority and lead with relevant EV questions and safe handling practices when dealing with remote sessions on applicable vehicles. This opens up new opportunities and revenue streams for our customers, as our staff have a thorough understanding of EV and can offer them comprehensive support and guidance to repairing EV and hybrid vehicles."