Tester E Issue Date March 2019 88 Contents E1 General E Eligibility for becoming a Tester Intention to Refuse the Application to Become a Tester Disqualification of a Tester from Driving Restricted Driving Licences for Testers Non UK Licences E3 Ongoing Requirements E Impersonating a Tester
The MOT Testing Guide Tester E Issue Date March 2019 89 E1 General 1. Testers are those persons appointed by Authorised Examiners (AE) and approved by DVSA to carryout MOT tests to the correct standards, register tests onto the MOT Testing Service prior to starting a test and confirm test results when completed. The Tester must personally make all thedecisions regarding testable items. Similarly, Inspectors employed by Designated Councils (DCIs) will be treated in the same way as Testers employed by AEs. 2. Before prospective Testers and those returning to testing are permitted to carryout tests they must satisfy DVSA that they meet the relevant criteria set out in E have been issued with an MOT Security Card and have successfully completed the relevant training and demonstration tests detailed in Appendix 6. 3. A Tester maybe assigned to more than one VTS. Where a Tester is assigned to other VTSs Testers must ensure that the correct test location is selected on MOT Testing Service prior to starting a test. 4. A Tester may commence testing following the AEDM or Site Manager of that VTS assigning them the Tester role at that VTS via the MOT Testing Service. Even if the Tester is still testing at another VTS it is the AE’s responsibility to ensure that all Testers on their list of Testers remain fully competent. This includes ensuring Testers have completed their annual Tester training and assessment and successfully completed their annual assessments, are fully familiar with the equipment at the particular VTS and are up to date with any changes. AEs cannot assume that a previous AE has done this. The AE of each VTS is responsible for any breach of the standards for tests at their own VTS, regardless of the contractual arrangements with their Testers. 5. If a Tester ceases to be actively involved in MOT testing (whether due to a change of duties, employment or location or for any other reason) the appropriate person must update the MOT Testing Service. A person carrying out Quality Control checks as specified in Section Bis considered to be actively involved. In addtion the AEDM must immediately inform DVSA in writing or by email that a Tester has died, in order to prevent any further correspondance and/or reminders being issued to that Tester. 6. An individual shall cease to be a Tester, where they become a patient within the meaning of Part VIII of the Mental Health Actor, in Scotland, becomes incapable of managing their own affairs 7. An individual shall cease to be a Tester at a particular VTS, where the relevant AE revokes the appointment of that Tester. The AE can revoke the appointment of a Tester at anytime. In the case of a multi-site AE, this maybe from all sites, a selection of sites, or a single site. 8. Using the MOT Testing Service a Tester may remove their name from the list of testers at a VTS, this can also be done by the AEDM or Site Manager. In exceptional circumstances the Tester may request in writing or via email if preferred that DVSA remove their name. 9. Testers must notify DVSA, in writing or by email, of convictions for an offence that is either directly connected with MOT testing activities, that may have a bearing on the MOT Service or involving acts of violence or intimidation as soon as practicable see Section E paragraph 1. 10. Testers must ensure that personal details recorded within their MOT Testing Service User profile are correct and kept up to date. Any changes to their details can be made by the Tester via the Service or in exceptional circumstances by contacting the DVSA Customer Service Centre. The Testers profile must also include a unique current email address.