An ongoing DVSA online survey has shown that most garages are confident they’ll be ready to switch over to the new MOT testing service by April 2015.
The survey was emailed to authorised examiners (AEs) asking them to confirm whether they’ll have the right IT in place to switchover later this year.
So far, 96% of respondents - around 7,200 AEs have confirmed their sites will be ready. Their answers revealed that:
- 50% plan to use standalone PCs to record test results
- 25% plan to use laptops to record test results
- 13% plan to use tablets to record test results
We’ll be contacting these sites ahead of April to update them on the next stages of the switchover process – including sending them their switchover dates.
We’ve already started contacting and offering guidance to AEs who are unsure whether they’ll be ready.
Emailing more surveys
In the meantime, we’ll continue to email out surveys to those AEs who have not yet managed to complete a survey.
Head of MOT Scheme Modernisation Neil Barlow said: “First of all, we’d like to thank the thousands of AEs who’ve taken the time to complete the survey and confirmed they’re ready to switch over.
“We now have email addresses for most of the 20,000-plus AEs across the UK, but we need the rest to check and update their VTS device email details - so we can email them a survey.
“If they can complete their surveys by the end of January then we can concentrate on sending out switchover dates to those who are ready to make the move.
“It’ll also mean we can more readily identify and contact those sites who’ll need our help and support to switch to the new service.”
How to get the survey
To make sure you receive the survey, please update or add your Authorised Entity (Business) ‘Correspondence email address’ on your VTS device.
If you’ve already completed the survey then you don’t have to do so again and don’t have to check your email address.
To find out how to update your email address please read MOT Modernisation: update your VTS device details.
If you have any problems or feedback please email email@example.com and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
Please don’t contact your Area Office, the DVSA Customer Service Centre or Atos Helpdesk. They won’t be able to answer your questions.