What equipment do you require For An MOT?
All the regulations and equipment needed are available in the Gov.uk website, but we can provide a summary of the most important points about MOTs. The equipment and specifications you need will be determined by the vehicles you plan to test, but to make it easier, you’ll require one-man testing.
A Pit or Vehicle lift equipped with Play Detectors (OPTL) with a secure working load suitable for the vehicle class that you test
A Jacking beam that has an appropriate working load that is safe for the vehicle class you’re testing
The calibrated Roller Brake Tester to determine brake efficiency. You will have to make sure that the device that you receive is compatible with the other equipment and in the approved list of Roller Brake Testers
A Decelerometer that is calibrated (provided as an ancillary packs) You will need to verify that the equipment given is connected to the correct equipment.
A headlight beam tester that will ensure the headlamps on the vehicle meet the regulations.
A Emissions Analyzer to measure emissions fumes. You’ll be required to verify that the device that you will receive is connected to the right equipment and included on the approved list for Roller Brake Testers.
All the necessary tools for conducting MOTs are available in our MOT accessories kit
The Brake Pedal Depressor with a valid certificate of acceptance
A large, heavy-duty interior mirror ideal for workshops
What are the requirements for A Successful MOT-Bay?
The requirements for the DVSA’s list are lengthy, however, it is essential to make sure that you have all of the above items in your storage.
The building, test bay and layout of equipment must be in line with certain requirements. It varies depending on the type of vehicle that you work on. We can provide advice on this and an CAD drawing that is that is provided to the buyer. For example, if , for instance, you are planning to MOT class 7 vehicles, the vehicle’s entry and exit points must be at minimum 3.2m tall as well as 3.0m wide (assuming the standing area for testing brakes space isn’t part of the doors).
A CAD drawing must be submitted for submission to the DVSA showing the equipment that is located in your bay. This must also demonstrate that the bay is in compliance with current regulations.
MOT Brake Tester and Beam Tester should have a accessible standing space.
The brake roller tester, headlamp beam tester and emissions analyser all need to be calibrated and regularly calibrated according to the regulations.
Do I Qualify To Offer Valid MOT Testing?
MOT Testers must satisfy certain criteria for eligibility, which includes the following:
You must have a valid UK driving licence and are able to drive (legally) the cars they want to test on.
The tester should be a competent mechanic and be employed for 4 years in full-time work
The DVSA will take into the consideration any conviction classified as an offense of serious severity.
Anyone wishing to become a tester must possess an acceptable educational qualification/accreditation.
There are a myriad of ongoing obligations like keeping current with the latest methods and guidelines
Is it possible to connect MOT bay equipment to the MOT Testing Service?
The website of the Government states that certain equipment connected to the internet is now obligatory. There are certain types of equipment that could transformed into connected equipment. Please contact the manufacturer’s agent or the company of the manufacturer for more information.
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