Workshop Accreditation

IRTE Workshop Accreditation provides an independent, best practice review of workshop procedures and set up.

IRTE Workshop Accreditation involves an audit by an IRTE-accredited FTA auditor highlighting best practice compliance in areas such as premises, equipment, technical staff, management, clerical staff, documentation, quality and appearance.

To ensure the scheme meets the industry’s current requirements, IRTE Workshop Accreditation is valid for three years.

Maintenance providers receiving IRTE Workshop Accreditation achieve a competitive advantage, benefiting from inclusion in the IRTE Workshop Accreditation Register, thereby demonstrating their commitment to delivering high levels of service. This comprehensive online database of accredited maintenance providers includes information on location, services, facilities, vehicle test pass rates, RIDDOR stats, HSE notices and more.

Benefits to Workshops

The IRTE Workshop Accreditation scheme allows independent workshops to demonstrate their high operating standards, health and safety awareness, and regulatory compliance to operators and manufacturers, gaining a competitive advantage within the industry. An independent, best-practice audit can also help in the development of workshop standards, such as decreasing vehicle downtime and improving vehicle pass rates.

  • Demonstrate your workshop’s quality standards via test pass rates, health and safety records and areas of expertise
  • Pass on confidence in standards of work to customers
  • Get a non-biased review of how your workshop compares to the industry standard
  • Identify training needs for increased workshop efficiency
  • Receive a competitive advantage through inclusion in the IRTE Workshop Accreditation Register

Benefits to Operators

Though vehicle operators can subcontract their vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance, they cannot subcontract their responsibilities for vehicle roadworthiness. Choosing an IRTE accredited maintenance supplier allows operators to subcontract with confidence, and can help safeguard an operator’s licence by maintaining a high Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS).

Organisations with in-house maintenance provision can also benefit from accreditation in the development of their workshop standards, such as decreasing vehicle downtime and improving pass rates.

  • Readily available online resource of reliable maintenance suppliers in the IRTE Workshop Accreditation Register, allowing operators to see key workshop performance data, including test pass rates, RIDDOR stats and HSE notice information
  • Choosing an IRTE accredited maintenance supplier can help safeguard an operator’s licence
  • IRTE Workshop Accreditation confirms suppliers have correct facilities, technical expertise and welfare
  • Access to database reduces the time in finding suitable workshops
  • Improves credibility, demonstrating to customers a dedication to maintaining high standards.

Prices

Band A (5 workshops or less) £775 + VAT per audit

Band B (6 - 30 workshops) £735 + VAT per audit

Band C (31 workshops or more) £695 + VAT per audit