The DVSA has recently announced that security checks in the form of DBS Checks are to be introduced for MOT Garage Owners and Managers. This new process will replace the countersigning of driving licences or passports to check credentials.
From 1 November 2019, staff must tell DVSA immediately if they get a conviction where one of the following is imposed:
- A prison sentence (or suspended sentence) of 3 months or more
- A fine exceeding level 4 on the standard scale (currently £2,500)
- A community service order (or equivalent) requiring unpaid work for more than 60 hours
- Any punishment outside the UK equivalent to these points.
The change comes to try to prevent people who might damage the integrity of the MOT scheme from holding positions of authority at test centres.
To read more on the subject, click here.
Agenda is an Umbrella Body for the DBS and can conduct Basic, Standard and Enhanced checks. If you need to speak with one of the team regarding our services in more detail, please either click here or call us on 08456 44 55 46.