An MOT Quality Management System Defined
An MOT Quality Management System or QMS is a set of policies, processes and procedures required for planning, execution and improvement in the core business areas of your MOT business.
Essentially it is a method or system for ensuring that your VTS is at, or reaches, a state of compliance to the DVSA requirements in all areas. That your staff are qualified and have the resources to deliver the correct outcome of an MOT. That Your premises are suitable and maintained to the correct standard. You are fulfilling your administration responsibilities and you get more effective and efficient over time.
Well, that’s all well and good but how does it work in the real world? Let me explain my take on it.
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Christmas and New Year opening times and dates 2019/20
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Here at MOT Juice, we’d like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Please note, that during the festive season we will close on Friday 20th December at 5pm, and we will reopen on Thursday 2nd January at 9am.
However, we will be operating our support ticket function (see below) during the following times between 21/12/19 to 1/1/20
23/12 between 9.30 and 16.00
24/12 between 9.30 and 12.00
27/12 between 9.30 and 16.00
30/12 between 9.30 and 16.00
31/12 between 9.30 and 12.00
All emails and telephone messages will be dealt with immediately upon our re-opening on Thursday 2nd January.
If you need to submit a support ticket just
- log in to your account
- from the menu on the left of the page select Help & Support – Support Tickets
- look top right on the page and click the green button + Create New Ticket
Other Help and Support Resources
We have and extensive FAQ (frequently asked questions) section of the website where you may well find the answer to your query.
We also have training videos accessible from our MOT Juice YouTube account.
Threat of MOT cessation notices from the DVSA. What are the implications?
A very interesting email landed the other day from the DVSA essentially threatening MOT cessation notices. The actual subject line was:
‘More rigorous application of rules for motorcycle MOT standards’
Why are the DVSA threatening a more rigorous application of the rules?
- Is this a message for just bike testers or should everyone be paying attention?
- Does that mean testers have been getting away with missing failure items and not being punished?
- Has there been a spate of motorcycle accidents due to missed items?
Or is it just a storm in a teacup and someone feels the need to make a bit of noise to keep everyone in order?
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MOT site assessment targeting by the DVSA is a serious risk to your business
This blog contains vital information about MOT site assessment targeting.
What 6 things do you need to make sure you have in hand and a bonus pointer that may help you move your risk score from red to green.
If you think the DVSA is a toothless tiger think again. With Test Logs and TQI at their disposal the DVSA can peer into your MOT site like never before. Continue reading “Why MOT Site Assessment Targeting by the DVSA is a Danger to Your Business and 6 Things you Need to Fix Now”
TQI MOT – Guidance for MOT Managers on how to deal with TQI data
In October 2018 the DVSA published new TQI (test quality information) guidance explaining what information MOT testers and MOT managers should regularly check.
It’s now a requirement that managers and testers understand more about how to review their TQI data.
The DVSA’s official guidance below explains how to view and interpret MOT test quality information and test logs for managers. Continue reading “TQI MOT – Test Quality Information Guidance for MOT Managers”
MOT Tester Training Syllabus 2019/20
Great Scott! The DVSA have provided us with next year’s training curriculum and we want to share it with you guys! Enjoy!
Read on to download our handy guide.
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MOT Annual Assessment – a complete guide to to taking the annual assessment for MOT testers.
In this blog about the MOT annual assessment you will find the answer to these questions.
- What is the MOT Annual Assessment?
- What do I need to know to pass the MOT Annual Assessment?
- What are the Annual Assessment subjects?
- What is the pass mark?
- What if I fail to pass by the deadline?
- How do I take the Annual Assessment?
- Where do I buy the MOT Annual assessment?
- How do I buy the Annual Assessment?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I register the result of my Annual Assessment?
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MOT Tester Annual Training is an essential responsibility of MOT Testers. Each year MOT Testers must undertake
- 3 hours of training.
- keep a record of their training
Maybe you are a new tester, a new MOT manager or just want to make sure your knowledge of MOT Tester training is correct. This blog post contains the answers to your questions. Read on for a complete guide to MOT tester training.
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How to manage and control your MOT risk rating with a quality management system (QMS).
I recently spoke to two owner-operators of MOT vehicle testing stations who were confused and worried about their red MOT risk rating. Confused as to how their red risk rating was calculated and worried because they did not know how to reduce it.
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Using MOT Test Quality Information – Your essential ‘How-To’ guide
What is TQI? How do I interpret my TQI? Why do I need TQI? Why is TQI important?
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