Testing stations reminded of MOT quality control basics

Specialist outlines DVSA guidance and provides QC role for testing stations

Testing stations reminded of MOT quality control basics

Automotive consultancy, Fourmative is encouraging MOT testing stations to read and understand the DVSA’s MOT manager guide.

The document, which stipulates the most important aspects of managing a testing Station, is available online.

It sets out five critical aspects on site management, suggesting best practice for each.

A Fourmative spokesperson said: “Look closely at the ‘check and assess’ section and you will see ‘quality control’ (QC).

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“The guide recommends that you make sure all testers have their tests checked by someone else and that documented evidence exists of at least one MOT test from each tester every two months.”

The DVSA suggests managers should consider doing more checks if a tester does more than three tests a day, or if a tester does not have a lot of experience.

The QC checks should include a process by which managers either closely watch how the tester carries out all parts of the test or re-examine the vehicle using the correct testing standards.

Managers should then discuss any differences in the test result or in the observation of defects, agree on any corrections and actions that need to be taken.

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Managers should also record the results in a document for presentation to a DVSA examiner if required.

Fourmative can undertake the role of quality control for MOT testing stations.

For further information select ‘more details’ below, call 01280 828100 or email [email protected].

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