A year since the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) started undertaking more checks on motorcycling industry, Mark Winn, DVSA’s Chief Driving Examiner, shares tips on how an Approved Training Body (ATB) can ensure they remain compliant.
Mark’s blog highlights the issues compliance offers are looking for, from the condition and MOT status of the motorcycles being used, to the completeness of training records.
As a result of checks, during 2019, the DVSA removed over 100 instructor licences and took 18 ATBs off the official register due to bad practice. Examples included, selling certificates to riders without any training being taken; short CBT courses, with some being completed in less than 3 hours; using vehicles that are not fit or legal to be on the road; and using unapproved parts of training sites or training at sites that are no longer fit for purpose.
The DVSA is encouraging any ATB who needs further advice about remaining compliant to contact their enforcement manager.
Read Mark Winn’s blog in full here.