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Member Service Spotlight: MOT QC

Member Service Spotlight: MOT QC

30 September 2020

Did you know that the RMI represents more MOT Testing Stations than any other body in the UK? If you’re a member of the IGA, you can subscribe to our MOT Quality Control service and let us help you ensure your garage is at the top of its game.

We consult regularly with DVSA and the DfT to ensure that we are at the forefront of MOT testing, developing specialist services to ensure that you can fully comply with the many complex legislative demands placed upon modern repair businesses and MOT testing stations.

DVSA no longer requires internal documentation of MOT QC on the VTS system, however they still require garages to provide proof of documentation during inspection. DVSA will also recognise an external QC, such as our service, which will assist in obtaining a lower risk score for your test station and maintaining compliance. It is possible that if a garage does not comply with the current standards it may be subject to disciplinary action, ultimately leaving the garage unable to test vehicles.

The RMI’s experienced MOT QC team can provide you with an overview of your MOT operations and help you to avoid any potential issues in the event of a DVSA inspection.

As part of this service we supply a folder in which your garage can keep all its important MOT QC documentation safe and easy to access, ready for DVSA inspection. The folder also includes templates for the garage to use to further record any documentation. This makes the auditing process quicker and more professional for MOT personnel, DVSA and the IGA when it comes to quality checking and inspection.

As your DVSA license is vital to your business, why not safeguard it by being a part of a DVSA recognised quality assurance program. Our MOT QC services include:

MOT Quality Control Scheme

This package includes a dedicated team to carry out regular on-site visits with options for extra observed tests, MOT specific risk assessments, help with disciplinary assistance, plus an MOT QC folder to keep your quality system documentation all in one place. These checks can be conducted unannounced should you wish.

Disciplinary Assistance

In the event of a disciplinary matter, our team can help you with advice, support and any subsequent appeal to the DVSA when required.

We Defend Your Interests

We consult regularly with DVSA and the DFT, keeping members’ interests at the forefront of MOT legislation and changes

MOT Consultant Role

You are now able to add our MOT consultants to the MTS system as an ‘Authorised Examiner Consultant’, giving them sight of your Test Quality Information (TQI) to provide a greater level of support for you and your business. Unannounced surveillance visits are also available to closer replicate the actual DVSA process.

Scheme for Single NTs

We also offer an MOT QC scheme for Single NTs. Due to the recent change in the MOT Testing Guide which stipulates a single tester should consider regular, third party checks, we created a specific MOT QC package designed for garages with single NTs, allowing them to ensure their MOTs are in line with DVSA standards.

For more information about DVSA compliance, the RMI MOT QC service or to arrange an MOT QC inspection, please contact us via the Direct Member Helpline, 0845 305 4230, or enquiries@rmif.co.uk.