April 2007 saw VOSA introduce their targeted risk based enforcement of Vehicle Testing Stations (VTSs). During the ensuing 12 months they visited every VTS nationwide and conducted a risk assessment as part of the implementation programme. The risk assessment score determined placement in the red, amber and green segments. Placement in the red is an indication that unless there is a vast improvement the VTS is not long for the world of MOT testing. Amber is a little better and is an indication to improve and to watch your step. Green is where you want to be for VOSA will not be visiting you as often as they will be visiting the red and ambers. The more VOSA make one of their unexpected risk assessment site visits, the more chance they have of issuing disciplinary points which could result in the enforced closure of the VTS.
VOSA are now in the process of re-visiting VTSs, so red and ambers beware. Those in the green should not rest on their laurels, for VOSA may just decide to pay a visit to determine whether previous standards are being maintained or improved.
Please contact us for advice and assistance to help you escape from the red and amber segments and into the relative safety of the green segment, or to improve your risk score in the green