Assessments & Training

The Garage Equipment Association can offer its members Assessments and Training Courses on the following subjects:

Assessments & Training


The GEA MOT/RBT Engineer Assessment measures the knowledge of engineers who service, install and calibrate non emission MOT equipment. We believe that such engineers should have an in-depth knowledge of the DVSA regulations, guidelines and calibration certification.
    It’s this knowledge, together with the appropriate product training that creates a competent engineer.
    The Assessment takes place at the GEA, in a classroom environment and is computer based. This fairly tough Assessment consists of 60 multiple choice questions, the correct answers for which can be found by studying the following documents, which are obtainable from the web links below. Please note that the pass rate is set at 70%.
    Please Note: It’s essential that your engineer studies the following documents before attending:
    • The MOT Testing Guide, Section D "Requirements for Authorisation"
    • The MOT Testing Guide, appendix 2 "Facilities and Security"
    • The MOT Testing Guide can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/topic/mot/manuals

    The Assessment will also seek knowledge on general Health and Safety subjects, such as working at height, correct lifting and body protection.
    It’s also important that engineers also understands what should be shown on the ideal MOT Equipment Calibration Certificate; a template of our interpretation of a certificate can be found in the member’s area of the GEA website.
    Some assessment questions will relate to DVSA MOT Equipment Specifications, which can also be found in the public area of the GEA website’s Technical Library.
    Charges for the Assessment are £95 + VAT per engineer (GEA members only).
  • A photo card/site pass will be sent for those who pass the assessment
  • feedback will be provided for those who fail.
  • The MOT/RBT assessment card can also be issued as a CSCS card if the engineer has passed a CITB Health and Safety Test within the last two years. An additional charge of £40 + VAT is applicable.
The GEA believes that a good understanding of the UK’s Regulations together with good product knowledge and the skill to do the job makes for a competent Engineer. Training in product is provided by the member and because products are specific the assessment of an engineer’s knowledge of the product should be conducted by the member.
The GEA is, however, in a good position to assess an engineer’s knowledge of the UK rules and regulations. To do this the GEA has developed the GEA Vehicle Lift Engineer Assessment. The assessment measures a  engineer’s knowledge of LOLER and PUWER, which are the two employment regulations that a garage owner must abide by when using a vehicle lift. We also check knowledge of BS 7980, which has become the lift installation company’s bible and ask a few questions on the vehicle lift manufacturer’s standard EN 1493.
The Assessment takes place at the GEA, in a classroom environment and is computer based. This fairly tough Assessment consists of 60 multiple choice questions; the correct answers for which can be found by studying the following documents, which are obtainable from the web links below (please contact the GEA should you require help in finding these documents).
Please Note: It’s essential that your engineer studies these documents before attending: Some standards are chargeable to view / download, these costs are not included in the course fees.
  • BS 7980:2012  Vehicle lifts. Installation, maintenance, thorough examination and safe use
  • BS EN 1493:2010. Vehicle lifts
  • LOLER: The lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 1998
  • Puwer: Providing and using work equipment
    Charges for the Assessment are £95 + VAT per engineer (GEA members only).
  • A photo card/site pass will be sent for those who pass the assessment
  • feedback will be provided for those who fail.
  • The Lift assessment card can also be issued as a CSCS card if the engineer has passed a CITB Health and Safety Test within the last two years. An additional charge of £40 + VAT is applicable.
The GEA believes that a good understanding of the UK’s MOT Regulations together with good product knowledge makes for a competent Sales consultant. This assessment is not on specific product features and benefits but on UK MOT bay regulations and generic Health & safety requirements, including regulations around vehicle lifts.
The GEA assessment of Technical Sales Consultants includes a full-on one-day training course covering DVSA specifications, Health and Safety and Vehicle lift regulations which ends with the sales consultant sitting both the GEA Lift and the MOT assessments.
Please Note: It’s essential that sales consultants studies these documents before attending: Some standards are chargeable to view / download, these costs are not included in the course fees.
  • The MOT Testing Guide, Section D "Requirements for Authorisation"
  • The MOT Testing Guide, appendix 2 "Facilities and Security"
  • The MOT Testing Guide can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/topic/mot/manuals
The assessment also measures a sales consultants knowledge of LOLER and PUWER, which are the two employment regulations that a garage owner must abide by when setting up an MOT bay.

We also check knowledge of BS 7980, which has become the lift installation company’s bible and ask a few questions on the vehicle lift manufacturer’s standard EN 1493.

  • BS 7980:2012 Vehicle lifts. Installation, maintenance, thorough examination and safe use
  • BS EN 1493:2010. Vehicle lifts
  • LOLER: The lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 1998
  • Puwer: Providing and using work equipment
    Some assessment questions will relate to DVSA specific MOT Equipment Specifications, these can also be found in the public area of the GEA website’s Technical Library.
    Only Sales consultants who pass both assessments will be issued with a GEA Accredited Technical Sales Consultant Card.
    Charges for the Assessment are £195 + VAT per sales consultant (GEA members only).
  • A photo card/site pass will be sent for those who pass the assessment
  • Feedback will be provided for those who fail
A wire rope Inspector is defined as a person who is responsible for the inspection and certification of wire ropes as used in Vehicle lifts The purpose of this course is to supply guidance to engineers and competent persons on wire rope construction, examination, identification of potential weakness and removal from service if required.
Contact us for more information using below contact form
Lift Engineer Assessment (2 hours)
  • 12 December 2019 (PM spaces)
  • 16 January 2020 (AM spaces)
  • 13 February 2020 (AM spaces)
  • 26 March 2020 (AM spaces)
  • 16 April 2020 (AM spaces)
  • 21 May 2020 (AM spaces)
  • 25 June 2020 (AM spaces)
MOT / RBT Engineer Assessment (2 hours)
  • 16 January 2020 (PM spaces)
  • 13 February 2020 (PM spaces)
  • 26 March 2020 (PM spaces)
  • 16 April 2020 (PM spaces)
  • 21 May 2020 (PM spaces)
  • 25 June 2020 (PM spaces)
Sales Consultant (0930h - 1530h including lunch)
  • On Request
Wire Rope Inspection (0930h - 1530h including lunch)
  • 25 March 2020 (spaces)

Enquiry / Booking form:

Please complete below form, listing the course you are interested in and your preferred date if known.

remember to click “Send” button

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message