Glue Pull Repair (GPR) – Level 3

On successful completion of the course candidates will be awarded the ARM Academy Accreditation (AAA)

Duration: 3 Days

Aims and Training Objectives

  • Safely use Glue Pull Equipment and push Rods.
  • Introduction to “Rods” and push techniques.
  • Understand the process for technical repairs.
  • Complete more complex repairs faster.
  • Take Glue Pull Repairs to Paintless finish.

Course Outline will include

This course is an advanced practical training programme delivered over 3 days. Practical repair demonstrations carried out by the instructor followed by repairs being performed using GPR and Rod techniques by the course participants under instructor guidance, supervision, and review.

  • Least invasive collision repair technique.
  • Offers significant advantages over traditional collision repair techniques without removing manufacturer e-coatings and corrosion protection.
  • Cleaner repair that can significantly reduce the amount of body fillers and/or paint to finish leading to a more sustainable method.
  • Safest approach to minor damage repairs on EV, removing the reequipment to deenergise the vehicle.
  • Can Reduce the creation of brittleness when repairing aluminium panels as the material is not subject to high temperature.

LEARNING at Arm Academy

ARM Classroom

Theory and interactive demonstrations and discussion.

Interactive demonstrations in our classroom lectures utilise CLEVER TOUCH IMPACT PLUS interactive technology.

Interactive demonstrations are used in The ARM Classroom to demonstrate the application of the concept, skill, or knowledge relevant to the lecture topic. The lecture is active with the demonstration structured to incorporate opportunities for participants to interact actively, analyse and reflect directly on the training material relevant to a specific learning task.

“Any questions?,” question time throughout and post lectures, all participants are requested to spend time reflecting on the lecture thus far and writing down one or two questions. Questions are submitted anonymously by participants by means of interactive pads supplied to each participant in a simple text-based format, rather than calling on them one at a time. This enables the instructor to get a sense of question trends and choose the best ones to address.

Pass the Pointer is used for visual content: A complex, intricate, or detailed image is placed on the screen with participants given the laser pointer to identify components or key features or ask questions about items they do not understand.

Workshop

The Interactive induction in simulation creates a realistic environment that enables participants to learn and understand the risks associated with working in an auto body repair workshop while in a controlled environment, that replicates the workplace. The ARM Academy is equipped with a practical training area designed and created to deliver the workshop induction training in a simulated setting where training can be stopped, discussed, and re-started at any point to support specific learning requirements.

This simulated environment contains the equipment and materials that would be present in a contemporary workplace. The ARM Academy has engaged with the repair industry to establish current workplace activities in order to ensure the training strategies and simulated environments align with current workplace practice. Regular discussion with the repair industry and insurance stakeholders as well as participant feedback ensures that the simulated environment remains appropriate to the current industry requirement and operates as designed.