MOT Testing 84 – Feb 2015

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In the February 2015 issue

Lead Article: MOT Training – Is MOT training finally about to be updated at last?

4.    Testing Times    –    News from the MOT industry: A possible requirement for MOT Testers to check whether ‘original parts’ have been replaced on vehicles has been blocked, the consultation on ‘historic’ vehicles has now closed, and ‘Are you ready for the web-based MOT?’ Read this and find out…

8.    Topical Tips    –    The SMTA’s David Innes has some advice on In-house and refresher training, your broadband connection and the new format for Test certificate plastic wallets …

10.    Readers’ Letters    –    More letters from the Editor’s postbag – We normally receive complimentary and encouraging comments from our readers, but the November issue’s “Is the MOT fit for purpose” theme was too much for one reader, who put pen to paper… Another correspondent was dismayed and confused by a VE’s response to his request for an ‘observed Test’. He asked us to help, and what we discovered was very intriguing…

18.    Spotlight On:    –    DVSA’s MOT Reports – Reports coming out of the DVSA nowadays tend to be self-congratulatory rather than conveying information, but Jim Punter has been busy poring over the ‘Effectiveness Report’, the ‘Compliance Survey’, the ‘Business Plan’ and the ‘Annual Report’ and here sums up what has been happening over the past year…

21.    Consultant’s Casebook    –    More tips from Eamonn Loney’s casebook – What happens when DVSA say that cars which have been issued with MOT passes appear not to have been on the premises on the dates given on the certificate? Proving that the cars were in fact properly Tested might not be as easy as you might think, even if CCTV footage exists and you have emissions printouts…

22.    DVSA and DfT Matters    –    More news from the DVSA and the DfT – DVSA are currently accumulating a surplus of £5M a year, yet are suffering staff shortages – and staff discontentment… a short note on SN 7-14… and more on the MOT computer ‘switchover’…

24.    Product Review:    –    Emissions equipment – The GEA’s Dave Garratt brings us up to speed on the latest EC thinking on NOx emissions and removal of DPFs, followed by a presentation of the current state of the art emissions Testing technology.

PLUS
Testing Times, VOSA Matters, Consultant’s Casebook and much more…

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