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we use MTS all the time.. Just figure as we cannot pause their annual assessment and you may be timed out when you try to reference 'the mot testing service' that it don't add up?

REF dyslexic :shock:

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In a telephone conversation with JIM PUNTER, Chris Price, Head of MOT Policy at DVSA says he is happy for MOT Testing Stations to stay open and carry out MOT Tests on cars.
https://www.motester.co.uk/head-of-mot-policy-says-carry-on-testing/

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https://autotechnician.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Autotechnician-Nov-Dec-2019.pdf
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Recalls
Lobbying is an important part of the AA's work and the current
hot topic of vehicle recalls affects both the aftermarket and
the OEM. The DVSA's Neil Barlow was present during our visit
and explained that, because its online MOT check service
experiences tens of millions of hits, its popularity could be
utilised to make recall data more publically accessible. While he explained that there was no firm decision about whether, or not, independent garages will have to fail a car at MOT Test time, because of an outstanding recall, he confirmed that the agency is working behind-the-scenes to establish a new recalls code of practice that will be launched from November. This is to try and encourage manufacturers to be more proactive about informing the DVSA of a potential problem..

hey ho anyone got the heads up?

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THE AA: RAISING STANDARDS, NOT JUST IN EMERGENCIES.. AUTOTECHNICIAN visits the organistation that is also balancing independent, with working alongside vehicle manufacturers.

RECALLS
The DVSA's Neil Barlow was present during our visit & explained that, because its online MOT check service experiences tens of millions of hits, its popularity could be utilised to make recall data more publically accessible. While he explained that there was no firm decision about whether, or not, independent garages will have to fail a car at MOT Test time, because of outstanding recall, he confirmed that the agency is working behind-the scenes to establish a new recalls code of practice that will be launched from November.

https://autotechnician.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Autotechnician-Nov-Dec-2019.pdf
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Road safety campaign urges drivers to #towsafe4freddie
Mot Testing Service RfR 6.1.6 (i) (i)


and what you get on the VT30 is..

and what you get on the VT30 is NOT..Excessively corroded within 30cm of towbar mounting BUT Towbar is fractured :shock:

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https://www.motester.co.uk/history-of-the-mot-test/
[Note: Tester Training rules have changes since this article was posted].
In turn the AE has the power to nominate specially trained individuals to carry out MOT Testing on customers’ cars. So the official name for an MOT Tester is Nominated Tester (NT) because he or she has been nominated by the AE. It should be noted that this is why it is impossible for aspiring young MOT Testers to go to college and learn the profession – they have first to be trained at a Testing Garage and then ‘nominated’ by the AE.

An aspiring Tester also has to have either a certain minimum formal qualification or sit a special examination set by DVSA before then going on a two-day course set up by DVSA to, as they say “calibrate his or her skills”.

Despite being ultimately fully responsible for all MOT Testing, DVSA have never published either a complete training programme or an approved syllabus to train MOT Testers).

Now that Tester Training rules have changed things aint improved & cars have changed significantly since the MOT test was first introduced. Using connected equipment lays the foundations for DVSA to prepare for any future changes to vehicle testing.....:shock:

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right & can a prospective tester nominate him/herself cause if true the title NT dont apply,dot the i's and cross the t's,they may never of worked at a test station.don't require technical expertise to pass or hands on experience working at a station let alone being nominated by one, its as Ronnie said on the What connected MOT equipment means for you blog 'It's not the core of the TEST its the caliber of testers allowed once upon a time being a tester used to mean something'.

anthony marshall posted 05 September
How long before you do away with the N/T altogether?
Julia (DVSA) posted 09 September
Hi Anthony As all testers and mechanics know, cars have changed significantly since the MOT test was first introduced. Using connected equipment lays the foundations for DVSA to prepare for any future changes to vehicle testing.

Foundations!!
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yeah,the ability to spell.for rqmnts for testers ability has increased read rqmnts for testers to spend money on exams that don't require technical expertise to pass and that no one checks anyway has increased:shock:

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increased not deceased? Has something died :shock:

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Stealth wrote:
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Stealth failing an engine management light staying on is not fair on the basis it passes the smoke or emission test what do you think?

I couldn't possibly comment. ;);););)


ok its the thought that counts..in addition to the New MOT Manual..we got https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/what-connected-mot-equipment-means-for-you/
Ronnie posted on 12 September 2019 It's not the core of the TEST its the caliber of testers allowed once upon a time being a tester used to mean something

Julia (DVSA) posted on 17 September 2019
Hi MOT testers have to meet eligibility rules, take a tester qualification course and carry out a demonstration test. They also have to carry out training and assessment every year. With this in mind, the skills required to become an MOT tester have increased not deceased.

& now they got testers nominating themselves?
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Paul S wrote:
Stealth failing an engine management light staying on is not fair on the basis it passes the smoke or emission test what do you think?

I couldn't possibly comment. ;);););)

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https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/mot-testing-service-status/
No longer tells us if there is an MOT testing service outage?:shock:

All that's on there is MOT reminders service & MOT history of a vehicle?. How do we Get the contingency code from the MOT testing service when it aint on the https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/mot-testing-service-status/?

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MOT News for Motorists on this Industry Portal 30th July 2019
https://www.motester.co.uk/is-headlamp-glare-becoming-a-road-safety-hazard/


reminded me of a post on another MOT Forum earlier this month..
Quote "It seems that it became necessary to test the electric headlamp level switch.
I seem to have missed this update and only found out today when I had a dvsa visit.
Where would I have seen it ? I have looked through special notices, is there a web link to changes ?
& a reply..
'if a headlamp adjuster switch is removed for retest it is a pass & advise' https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/what-were-doing-to-improve-the-quality-of-mot-testing/comment-page-1/#comments... (Its the 16 comment from the bottom)

Is there anything that you’re finding particularly unclear about the guidance?.point is on a standard bulb set up sorting the headlamp adjuster/leveler switch can potentially be a very costly exercise so why aint DVSA included said comment/guidance into a SN
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Your not wrong & 'The Tester risk rating is a "Blunt Instrument" It is not a predictor of non compliance it is just an excuse for poor service..and on that note if we did presenter's the same..fail em but not inform what needs to be done what be the state of play:shock:

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yeah,had it come up for the first time yesterday.stop me if im wrong but didn't even comp 1 only supply the failures relevant by age?over a year now and counting....

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Progress..

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Failure is an option: what changes in the MOT test have meant for drivers
It’s one dreaded outcome of the MOT test, which got tougher a year ago this week. We ask those in the know all about it
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/failure-option-what-changes-mot-test-have-meant-drivers

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Stealth what are all those Squigly things that appear in my posts.. ‘ ’ • “  – ➢ .. and so on?

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Stealth.. The draft version seems to be changing every day just now. We will only know for sure on D day....

Super Moderator just after clarification.. Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/customer/www/forums.motester.co.uk/public_html/lib.php on line 80

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4.9 ‘Tell-tales’ mandatory for lighting equipment
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Here’s a thought. You’ve bought a service contract with, say, British Gas.
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Now look at the MOT. DVSA haven’t delivered on their service etc etc etc

Stealth now your back can you please explain the above, sorry for the bother.

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