December 5, 2019
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.
Test Quality Information is data about the MOT tests that your testers have carried out. Use it as a starting point to monitor their standards of testing.
There are 2 types of information you can get from the MOT testing service:
BE WARNED – The DVSA use the above information when targeting site visits.
What information can you view?
TQI is displayed by test groups, these are:
Each vehicle group tested at your site will be displayed separately. After selecting the site you want to review, the initial screen will show figures for the last completed month.
There is also an option to view the last 3 completed months.
You can view information for each of your sites by site name. These are normally listed on the right-hand side of your screen after login.
A .csv file is a basic type of spreadsheet that sets out information in tables and opens in most spreadsheet software (e.g. Excel).
The .csv contains both the site overview figures and the component breakdown details for all the testers. It shows the site and national average figures as well.
You can view test logs for your sites and testers on the portal for a specific:
Test logs provide information on the:
You can also download a .csv file that includes extra information about:
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Your testers pass rates might be higher, lower or similar to the site or national average. That doesn’t automatically mean that anything’s wrong with their testing standard.
You and your testers should regularly review this data. Look into any unusual differences, investigate any issues and record the outcome.
The DVSA will also use this information when preparing for site visits!
When you review the .csv data, check the details against your appointment records to make sure they match. These checks should include:
Using the Test Log feature in MOT Juice can make things a lot easier.
With MOT Juice you can set standard reports to enable you to see the following information prepared for you each month.
For more information on how our system can help you and your garage please contact us on 01293 911120 or by email at email@example.com or have a go at our free demo below.
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