IGA to launch COVID-19 compliance scheme for independent garages

Garage auditing to help underpin case to have six-month MOT extension overturned

IGA to launch COVID-19 compliance scheme for independent garages
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The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is launching a Covid-19 compliance certification scheme for garages wishing to demonstrate to their customers that the environment is safe.

The scheme, based on the government’s safe working guidelines to prevent coronavirus transmission, will underpin the IGA’s case to overturn the six-month MOT extension by providing evidence that garages are safe places for consumers to visit.

Stuart James, IGA chief executive said: “The IGA is working extremely hard to provide evidence that independent garages have prepared their premises to be safe for customers, so that the MOT extension can be stopped.

“Our aim is to support the government and meet their requirements to bring back the MOT, which will assist with the UK’s economic recovery.”

The new audits will be offered to IGA members at no extra cost and will be carried out by the IGA’s own resources.

Certification will be issued following the audit so garages can create a level of assurance that the environment is safe.

The scheme will be available to IGA members in June.

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