Published 16/03/2015 00:00:00 in Press Releases

MOT Stations will have to look at changing and possibly enhancing how they manage test quality as DVSA announce that new MOT computer system will not record QC checks. Authorised Examiners (AE’s) however will need to provide evidence to DVSA in the future as to how they are managing test quality.

DVSA are acknowledging that some AE’s are using Trade Associations to advise them and are using their schemes to support the AE. 

The RMI MOTQC Scheme has been providing this additional support for many years.

DVSA are stating that the AE’s should have in place a system sufficient to enable AEs to discharge their responsibility to adequately manage quality.

As the largest quality control provider in the UK for the motor trade, the RMI has pledged that it will “support all RMI members that already have a fully encompassing QC solution.”

Director Stuart James commented, “We are already working closely with the DVSA to assist garages and enhance their internal QC procedures. Our own dedicated MOT operations team conducts MOT Site Assessments, including all the areas that the DVSA focuses on during its own site assessments, including observing an MOT.  At the end of every visit, we provide garages with both a verbal and written report, together with recommendations on how to remain compliant and reduce risk. By working closely with the DVSA and following their standards, we are able to provide thorough QC checks, which can improve our members’ compliance and risk score.”

The announcement from the DVSA comes at a time when the garage trade is already anticipating a switch to a new web based MOT testing system, which is due be completed by September 2015. Bringing MOT testing online is part of the wider government MOT modernisation project, which aims to improve road safety and test quality by simplifying MOT policies and processes.

The RMI has long been working with the DVSA to help MOT stations engage with the project, and welcomed the department to its Member Events last year, which it opened up to all MOT stations.




Rupal Rawal, Communications Officer
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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.

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