ATA AOM-133 - Onsite Testing
IMI AOM-133 CAN NOW BE CARRIED OUT ON-SITE!
From January 2020 the IMI will replace the existing AOM-030 Bond & Rivet qualification with the AOM-133 Bonding & Mechanical Fastenings.
This new module for technicians is designed to test replacement of a test sill section ( the same as the AOM030) using adhesive/bonding and mechanical fastenings.
The module assesses a technicians’ ability to follow a researched repair method to remove existing bonded and mechanically fixed panels, apply blind rivets, self-piercing rivets, flow form rivets and use structural adhesives in conjunction with a reinforcement plate.
At the end of the practical module an online multiple choice Question exam is attempted.
WHY THE CHANGE FROM AOM 030?
This reason this is change is because the industry repair standards have evolved and the present AOM 030 qualification does not reflect this.
The new AOM-133 will be more complex and in-depth to cover the more up-to-date procedures as identified by the Manufacturers.
MIG Braze is covered by the BS4872 and therefore AOM-009, so it does not need to be included as part of the test.
LENGTH OF CERTIFICATION
Your present AOM-030 will be valid until the expiry date when candidates will then be required to complete the new AOM-133 qualification. It will cover them for 3 years.
The British Standards tests and therefore the AOM-009 will have an expiry date of 2 years.
A candidate would be expected to have gained the AOM-009 certificate before going on to do the AOM-133 test.
CRITERIA TO TAKE THE TEST?
Technicians looking to undertake this standalone module should be working in the industry with a recommended two years’ experience. This is to ensure individuals are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to repair & replace body components, such as vehicle body panels and their associated parts.