Supplementary Restraint system (SRS) diagnostics and repair. Air Bag Removal / Installation

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

Duration: 2 Days

Aims and Training Objectives

  • Identify the risks and safety implications of working with pyrotechnic devices
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to safely carry out repairs to the Safety Restraint System (SRS)
  • Identify the components of the safety restraint system
  • Safely and correctly remove a live airbag following manufacturers method
  • Safely and correctly store a live airbag
  • Safely and correctly install an airbag
  • Safely and correctly remove, store, and install pre-tensioning seatbelt devices.
  • Carry out safe diagnostic test routines on SRS control systems, components, and wiring.
  • Identify and understand SRS fault codes
  • Carry out safe system and component test procedures.
  • Identify where appropriate repair or replacement should be carried out.

Course Outline will include

This course is for technicians involved in fault diagnosis, inspection, repair, or replacement of Supplementary Restraint System components. The objective of the course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the SRS systems and enable them to carry out accurate diagnosis on these safety critical systems. Participants must also be aware of the safety implications when working with pyrotechnic devices of this type, therefore participants who book on this course must provide evidence that they have the essential electrical knowledge and skills required to safely work on these systems.

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.


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.