Tag: DVSA

Northern Irish MOT lifts different to UK models

10th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In addition to the news that the Maha Duo+1 scissor lift if the model behind the Northern Ireland MOT crisis, GEA chief executive Julian Woods has pointed out that these Irish lifts are different to UK equivalents: “Vehicle lifts used for performing MOT tests in Ireland are of a different design/specification to those required in the UK MOT market and as such we cannot compare the situations.”

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Maha DUO+1 behind Northern Ireland MOT problems

Maha DUO+1 behind Northern Ireland MOT problems

10th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Maha Ireland has confirmed that its Maha DUO+1 scissor lift is behind the Northern Ireland MOT crisis. The lift, which has been supplied to DVA centres across Northern Ireland and is also believed to have been supplied to NCT centres in the Republic of Ireland, suffering from cracking which resulted in the suspension of all car MOTS in Northern Ireland on 27 January 2020.

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MAHA Ireland supplied lifts at centre of Irish MOT crisis

MAHA Ireland supplied lifts at centre of Irish MOT crisis

7th February 2020 | 0 Comments

MAHA Ireland Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German company MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG, supplied the lifts at the centre of the crisis that brought all Northern Irish MOTs to a standstill on 27 January 2020 and subsequently spread to the Republic of Ireland.

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NI MOT Crisis: 3 more lifts operational

NI MOT Crisis: 3 more lifts operational

4th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Three more vehicle lifts became operational at Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) test centres in Northern Ireland on 31 January as work continued to restore normal operations. Together with the two lifts that went into operation on 29 January as well as roughly 15 per cent that were not affected by the severe cracking reported across 85 per cent of the DVA network, this means that the Northern Irish MOT process is now running at between 15 and 25 per cent of normally capacity more than a week after all MOTs in Northern Ireland were suspended on safety grounds on 27 January 2020. Therefore, it is still likely to take months before the process is back at full speed.

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NI infrastructure minister announces reviews

29th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced reviews into the MOT fiasco during a visit to DVA’s Boucher Road test centre on 28 January. Speaking from the test centre, Minister Mallon said: “I have just been in speaking with staff here at the Boucher Road DVA centre. Staff are working tirelessly on the frontline to process priority customers and to communicate with the public. However, I have acted decisively to minimise disruption.”

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NI MOT Crisis: Minister confirms installation of two new lifts

29th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Two new MOT lifts are being installed in DVA test centres in a bid to increase MOT capacity in Northern Ireland. The MOT process ground to a halt on 27 January 2020 when more 85 per cent of DVA lifts were deemed unsafe. Nevertheless, replacing MOT lifts is still likely to take months.

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NI MOT crisis: Lift replacement could take months

NI MOT crisis: Lift replacement could take months

28th January 2020 | 0 Comments

24 hours after all passenger car and light vehicle MOTs were halted in Northern Ireland (NI), it has emerged that replacement of the fault lifts at the centre of the crisis could take months and cost millions of pounds. Indeed, if all 55 vehicle lifts across Northern Ireland need to be replaced, with new lifts costing between £30,000 and £40,000 each (according DVA chief executive Paul Duffy quoted in multiple sources), the total cost will be between £1.65 million to £2.2 million.

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MOTs cancelled in Northern Ireland

MOTs cancelled in Northern Ireland

27th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Serious issues with vehicle lifts have led to all MoT tests for cars and light vehicles in Northern Ireland being suspended with immediate effect as of 27 January 2020.

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The Klarius case and the future of exhausts in an electric vehicle world

The Klarius case and the future of exhausts in an electric vehicle world

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

On 3 December 2019, Manchester Crown Court cleared five current and past directors and managers of Klarius Products Ltd of charges of selling non-typed approved catalytic converters. Following the news of the Klarius directors’ acquittal, Tyres & Accessories got in touch in order to find out the inside line of what happened in and around the case.

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Landmark criminal prosecution of emission parts maker by DVSA

Landmark criminal prosecution of emission parts maker by DVSA

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has won a landmark prosecution case against a Hampshire aftermarket emission control parts manufacturer for supplying products which fail to meet the required environmental standards.

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DVSA wins prosecution against DPF manufacturer

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has won a landmark prosecution case against a Hampshire aftermarket emission control parts manufacturer for supplying products which fail to meet the required environmental standards. The case against European Exhaust and Catalyst Ltd, which took place at Portsmouth Magistrates Court and concluded on Monday 28 October, resulted in a criminal conviction for the company and a £3,000 fine.

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DVSA to require MOT garage manager security checks

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that, from 1 November 2019, anyone applying to be an authorised examiner (AE) or authorised examiner designated manager (AEDM) will need to have a basic DBS check. This verifies the applicant's identity and checks unspent convictions. DVSA is introducing DBS checks to prevent people who might damage the integrity of the MOT scheme from holding positions of authority at test centres.

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DVSA clarifies MOT rules

19th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month we published a news item about MOT failure trends. The article, “DVSA, DfT Data reveals Britain’s MOT failure hotspots and top 10 reasons why” shared DVSA and DfT in order to highlight MOT failure hotspots.

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New connected MOT rules for test centres

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

On 12 August DVSA announced that, from 1 October, anyone buying a roller brake tester will have to ensure it can connect to the MOT testing service. This includes buying one as a replacement for an old or broken roller brake tester, or as part of the process of opening a new MOT station.

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DVSA, DfT Data reveals Britain’s MOT failure hotspots and top 10 reasons why

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

An investigation into the best and worst regions for MOT pass rates showed surprising patterns. The top pass rates are all in South East England, and on the flip side, the most failures fall in Scotland.

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