WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?
The DVSA have produced a new inspection manual for class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles, which is because of changes to the MOT test. This will be introduced on 20 May 2018. They have also suggested that MOT Testers complete their Annual Training and Assessment for the year 2018/2019 by this time as too fully understand the new manual for when it is put in place.
WHAT WILL BE CHANGING?
The new manual will introduce more sections. displayed in a different order and layout.
The are new classifications which will be: Dangerous, Minor and Major.
Any defects classed as a Minor MUST be identified and recorded and the owner should be advised to have their vehicle repaired. A VT20 pass certificate will also still be issued.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO?
- Testers are responsible for keeping up to date with changes to the manual.
- Regular updates are found in the Matters of Testing blog on the DVSA website.
AUTHORISED EXAMINERS/ AUTHORISED EXAMINER DESIGNATED MANAGERS –
- Examiners are responsible for ensuring all of their testers are fully aware of the changes to the inspection manual from 20 May 2018.
SPARK IGNITION ENGINE EMISSION TESTING
On 1 February 2018, the 19th edition of the in-service exhaust emission data will be published.
From then, until your exhaust gas analyser database is updated, any listed vehicle that does not pass the basic emissions test, must be tested using the limits shown in the 19th edition. These may vary from those in your current EGA database.
AEs are responsible for ensuring their EGA database is updated by 20 May 2018.
Cited from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mot-special-notice-01-18-inspection-manual-and-in-service-emission-data/mot-special-notice-01-18-inspection-manual-and-in-service-emission-data