05 Mar 2024

GEA warns on MOT equipment calibration rules change

The rules around the calibration of some MOT equipment is changing, and from 1 April, Vehicle Testing Stations (VTS) will no longer be able to self-check roller brake testers (RBTs), plate brake testers (PBTs) or headlamp aim checking equipment (HBTs).

The DVSA have advised that from that date, each VTS must only use the original equipment manufacturer or supplier for these calibrations, or a ccompany that has taken over responsibility for equipment support, or a calibration specialist with proven technical competence to perform the calibration to the DVSA specification.

Commenting on the change, GEA Chief Executive Julian Woods said: “If you run an MOT station, you will already know by now that the rules around calibration of some MOT equipment are set to change in the coming months.

“The GEA checks all its member companies to ensure they meet industry standards, and work to our industry code of conduct. We also perform independent assessments on members engineers to verify they have suitable training, knowledge and understanding of regulations for the job they perform.”

He added: “Ask your calibration company if they are GEA members and they have GEA accredited engineers for MOT calibrations.”

For a full list of GEA members who meet these specifications, visit https://gea.co.uk/members-directory/ and select ‘GEA accredited MOT engineers’.