School’s in for DVSA inspectors

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is putting its vehicle inspectors through a new training and assessment programme which is quality assured by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Successful achievement of the programme will see vehicle inspectors receive the Institute of Road Transport Engineer’s [IRTE] industry recognised irtec Licence and IMI Awards QAA certification.

DVSA said it is aiming to provide its inspectors with the highest quality education and training that is recognised throughout the industry.

“My vision is our vehicle inspectors will set the industry benchmark,” said DVSA chief executive, Alastair Peoples.

“As we continue to expand our network of Authorised Testing Facilities, our inspectors will be more highly skilled than ever before and well equipped to meet the needs of a demanding industry.”

Ian Chisholm, head of operations and communications at IRTE’s umbrella organisation SOE (Society of Operations Engineers) added: “In putting their vehicle inspectors
forward for irtec licences,

DVSA is making a commitment to ensuring a standardised level of skills and knowledge among its testers.”