Proposal and Survey - New MOT QC Scheme for Single NTs
The RMI are looking into a new MOT QC scheme for single NTs, due to the change in requirements for internal QC issued in Special Notice 1-2015.
Whereas before there was an explicit instruction that a single NT at a site did not need a QC, the new special notice has left an interpretation that a single NT now needs a QC, as without some sort of check, how can the AE ensure testing is conducted to the correct standards?
Information that DVSA have published on the .gov.uk 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 is very hard to achieve.
DVSA are also saying “regular checks” are needed which is open to interpretation, however the risk scoring guide seems to stipulate a minimum of a check every two months. Therefore this is what our scheme will be based on, and it will help to keep costs lower than monthly visits too.
The package will cover 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.
- 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
At this stage we are unsure if this is an offer members will be interested in, and we don’t want to waste resources implementing the scheme if it’s not wanted.
Therefore we have created a single question, Yes/No poll, which we would be grateful if you could take the time to complete so we can gauge interest in the scheme. There will also be an optional area for you to enter any comments or suggestions.
All survey answers will be completely anonymous, and we will let you know the results when we’ve received a clear response.