Inspection pits (HSE Guidance)

Related Blog Post: Pits Vs. Lifts for MoT Bays Inspection pits are still commonly found in MVR premises and an assessment of workplace risks may well show that they are the safest option when working on diesel-fueled vehicles. But they present particular hazards and are a common cause of accidents, not only to those unfamiliar …

“Master of all tasks” – A Wheel Free, Alignment, One Person & ATL Test Lane Lift

ATT'n: MoT STATIONS / TYRE SHOPS / WHEEL ALIGNMENT FACILITY OWNERS If you want complete flexibility from your lift then the OMA 524LTJC is exactly the solution required, It truly is "Master of all Tasks" since it is capable of operating in the most modern MOT station as either a One Person Test Lane (OPTL) …

Everything you ever wanted to know about…. Single Post Lifts

A relatively new design to hit the market is the single post lift. There are essentially 2 variants of this type of lift. 1.       Single Post Maintenance Lift This style is the same as a single post lift, but instead of drive-on ramps it has arms attached like a two post lift. Storage: For the …

Changes to Brake Performance Procedure and Standards (Special Notice 03-13)

The following changes to the brake performance test were introduced today (23 June 2013) Increased minimum service brake efficiency for some passenger vehicles Amendments to the service brake imbalance requirements Checks for excessive fluctuation Removal of the RfRs for severe grabbing or judder on RBT/PBT service brake test A simplified RBT test procedure New checks …

VOSA & DSA to merge

Today, Roads Safety Minister Stephen Hammond announced that the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and Driving Standards Agency (DSA), are to merge into a single agency which will bring together their testing and standards services. Alastair Peoples, VOSA Chief Executive, will become Chief Executive for the two agencies and will oversee their strategic operations …

I operate a coach or commercial vehicles. How can I prove “Duty of Care” for my fleet’s brakes?

When VOSA first offered guidance on testing commercial trailers they advised, “The way to use a decelerometer is to first test the drawing vehicle on its own. Then connect the trailer and the deceleration rate should be similar i.e. the trailer is doing its fair share of work. This is not an exact science but …

The GETECH 2 Post Lift Range from OMA Garage Equipment.

GETECH garage equipment have a large range of professional 2 post lifts. From a low tonnage mechanical 2 poster lift through to the massive GE513L.4 5 tonne hydraulic 2 poster we have a lift to suit your specific workshop requirements. We can also cater for personal preferences or specific issues by offering based and baseless …

GETECH Headlight Tester now available to buy ONLINE!

We now supply a laser atl specification headlight aligner as standard for use either as a VOSA approved product for use within the MOT scheme or as a standalone diagnosis tool. The unit is approved for all vehicle class testing with the exception of HGV's and its integral double lasers ensure that complete accuracy is …