The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is consulting the driver industry over how to better measure ADI performance.
The DVSA is currently looking at whether ADI performance can be better monitored and rated via measures similar to those already in use on the vehicle standards side of operations (ie using a risk rating system similar to that to monitor fleet operators), as well as creating an earned recognition scheme where high performing ADIs are able to attain an additional quality marque, over and above their Standards Check grade.
The agency has asked National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) to consult with members on the proposals and a survey is now live asking for views from the driver trainers.
The survey will run till August and then NASP will meet with DVSA in September to discuss feedback from the ADI community on this issue and any further development of this proposal.
DIA chief executive Carly Brookfield commented: “This is very much at the embryonic stage and the DVSA is open to all inputs. It is important to stress that the overwhelming thrust behind the DVSA’s suggestions is to find a way to recognise and publicise what good looks like in terms of driver training to the paying public so they can make informed choices.”
To complete the survey visit the NASP website.