September 30, 2022
Almost 700 MOT Testers have been disqualified from practice over the last two financial years, representing a massive increase of 49% from the previous two-year period (April 2018 to March 2020). These statistics illustrate a notable rise in DVSA actions over recent years that aren’t limited to action against Testers. AEs, SMs and even AEDMs have also fallen foul of ever-escalating DVSA vigilance. So what can you do to protect your business moving into the future?
The DVSA disqualified 687 Testers during the last two financial years (April 2020 to March 2022), according to new data obtained from the DVSA by BookMyGarage, up 49% from the previous two years. The DVSA has also issued more than 1,000 warnings to Testers during that time. Although this is new data, the observation of this trend has been going on for some time. Tester disqualifications have risen nearly 3.5 times in 2020/21 from 2015/16, with Authorised Examiner disqualification following a similar trend noting an almost three-fold increase in the same period.
DVSA actions usually follow improper or careless practices in the VTS. Sometimes, however, even innocent mistakes can be bundled into this category. By adopting a compliance and training platform like MOT Juice, you can set up alerts monitoring critical statistics to inform you of any problems before the DVSA detects them. Early identification of issues in this way allows you to rectify these problems proactively, no doubt leading to more positive outcomes.
The DVSA recognise a proactive commitment to excellence relating to compliance and are known for extending leniency where an effective quality management system leads to early identification of internal problems. By observing that steps are being implemented to improve standards internally moving forwards, they see this as an indicator of continual improvement. Which is why having MOT Juice in your corner is worth more than just the modest investment you make in the platform. It serves as an effective insurance policy for your business.
The MOT Juice system has an array of built-in filters to help you monitor your data effortlessly. We can even help you set these up to get the exact information you want to see. And more than that, it enables everyone in your business to take responsibility for the compliance they are accountable for, tightening compliance of the business right across the board.
“The system is truly awesome and helps us keep DVSA compliant by encouraging my NTs to really own their own roles and the training, checks and awareness of changes needed day to day.” Gordon Robertson, Marshalls, After Sales Manager.
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