Automotive consultancy, Fourmative is encouraging MOT testing stations to prepare early following the DVSA’s release of its latest MOT tester training and annual assessments.
A Fourmative spokesperson said: “The past 12 months training has been well received by most testers and a challenge to few.
“The DVSA have set out plans to continue the development and learning of testers and Fourmative support this approach.
“Having well versed, seasoned, qualified testers performing the MOT can only be good for our customers and the industry as a whole.
“Noted for this next 12 months is that MOT testers who test vehicles in both group A and group B need to study all the topics.
“They will need to train for at least six hours a year (instead of three) and take two annual assessments.”
MOT tester training and annual assessments 2021/22 topics
- Lighting systems, multiple function lamps
- Electric, hybrid and hydrogen-powered vehicles
- Health and safety when dealing with alternative fuel vehicles
- Carbon fibre components
- ‘Fly-by-wire’ steering systems (group B only)
- DVSA vehicle examiner powers and procedures
- Training logs
- Recording vehicle details
- The rules on pass after rectification at station (PRS)
- Emissions and smoke test
- Recording major, minor and dangerous defects
- What to do with technical enquires
- Chassis types (group B only)
- Test equipment, what to do in the event of failure (group B only)
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For more information on using Fourmative products and services for staff development and learning, call 01280 828100.