Upon doing our usual online checks, we discovered the following search question from within Google which gave the lead for this blog post: What are the Requirements to Become an MOT Centre?
Well, to answer this question correctly it must be expanded. Part 1 of the response is blogged here…
From an owner/operator perspective it is fairly straightforward – you must not have been bankrupt or have any unspent criminal convictions for acts of violence or intimidation.
A key point to note is “unspent” meaning that all is not lost if at some point you have the subject of a criminal conviction. However a note to be aware of. If you are operating a partnership business or limited company then every individual named as part of that arrangement (both or all partners / all individuals named at companies house) must meet the non-bankrupt and non-convicted criteria for the overall application to be approved. If any individual involved does not meet this criteria the MUST declare it on the VT01 application – it is then down to the local vehicle examiner to consider the application for approval or rejection given this information.
Moving beyond the requirements of the individuals / company to operate the station there is also the spatial requirements of the premises themselves which will be covered in another blog post.