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Did you know we offer an MOT QC scheme for Single NTs?

Did you know we offer an MOT QC scheme for Single NTs?

27 April 2017

Since its introduction last year, the RMI MOT QC scheme for single NTs has proved popular with single tester VTS’s. We introduced the package following the change in requirements for internal QC issued in Special Notice 1-2015 which made it clear (for the first time) that MOT stations with a single NT now need a QC process. The .gov website states:

“….AEs with only one tester may want to consider third party checks.”

DVSA say this can be accomplished by teaming up with a local garage that has a single tester so you can check each other, which is a low-cost option but in reality this can be very hard to achieve.

What they are looking for is “……..evidence of a pro-active approach to quality management at this VTS”

This means that they will look for “documented evidence that NT’s and VTS staff are subject to regular review to ensure that correct testing methods and management procedures are applied including any remedial and correction action taken” so we have designed our scheme to have visits every two months.

The scheme covers the same as the main MOT QC package - two visits a year - with four additional visits to check test quality in-between the main visits. The additional visit could be an observed test, or potentially a vehicle re-inspection.

For example:

January – MOTQC (Full audit including test observation)

March – Observed test or re-inspection of a vehicle only

May – Observed test or re-inspection of a vehicle only

July – MOTQC (Full audit including test observation)

September – Observed test or re-inspection of a vehicle only

November – Observed test or re-inspection of a vehicle only

If you are a single tester site and you haven’t yet addressed the issues of QC, please call the member helpline on 0845 305 4230 to find out more about this new service or sign up.