DVSA Strike Action Suspended.
Announcement from the PCS Union this evening:
DVSA strike action suspended
Following intensive talks with senior management at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency we have suspended our planned strike action which was due to take place from Thursday to Sunday (8-11 February).”
Understanding How Client Centred Learning Influences the Standards Check & Part 3
Monday 13th November 6pm-8pm
The aim of this course is to demonstrate how a client centred approach can influence your Standards Check or Part 3.
The session will include discussions, videos & demonstrations to highlight the benefits of CCL.
The course will be run by Lynne Barrie and Tom Stenson.
There are a few spaces remaining on this workshop, so to ensure that you secure you spot, please go to ADINJC Shop on the website.
£35 members, £42 Lite members
Show 217. Please find show 217 of Dipod. In this show we are reflecting on the ADINJC Conference & Expo ’23 with Intelligent Instructor. As always Peter, Elliot & Nick bring the thoughts of the day, along with interviews with DVSA, TSO, Richard, and Charles Chairman of the ADINJC.
Sit back take a listen and by all means let the three of them have your feedback.
Take care out there.
What is the T in TSO again? Lol. listen and find out.
Dipod is sponsored by the ADINJC, so we thank them for that. Do not forget to join a national ADI Association or a local one.
As one of the ADINCJ founders said 50 years ago “better to belong & not need it, than need it & not belong”
See you on the roundabout.
There will be a members’ meeting on Saturday 2 December at the Holiday Inn Coventry CV2 2HP.
We have some great guests that we are very happy to welcome – firstly James Gibson, Executive Director Road Safety GB will talk about the Road Safety GB Ageing Driver CPD course – there are some fully funded free places!
Then the popular Kev and Tracey Field will help us to understand why it’s important that ADIs take an interest in neurodiversity and its links to anxiety.
This promises to be an excellent meeting, please find the Agenda here.
You are welcome to attend but must register your interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as numbers will be limited.
From today (25 January) driving examiners will begin to wear body worn cameras to help tackle an increase in abuse.
We’ve taken this decision due to an increase in unacceptable violent and abusive incidents against driving examiners since testing restarted after the pandemic restrictions.
Although the most recent figures show incidents of abuse have dropped since, they still remain on course to be higher than before the pandemic.
When the cameras will be used
The cameras will be an essential part of uniform, for examiners’ safety.
They will only be switched on if the examiner feels threatened or to capture inappropriate behaviour. The footage, where appropriate, will be used to prosecute offenders if abuse occurs.
The cameras cannot be used to dispute a candidate’s test result.
Letting your pupils know
Please inform your pupils and candidates that they will start to see examiners wearing body cameras.
Please remind them of the serious consequences of abusing an examiner, which might include cancelled tests or even prosecution.
Body worn cameras are not new to DVSA, our enforcement examiners tackling road-side issues have worn them for several years.
Changes to the terms and conditions for using our Online Business Service (OBS) are now live. This means that the next time you sign in to OBS, you’ll be required to agree to the terms and conditions before using the service.
To give you more insight into the updates, Lianne Parkinson, Head of Driver Policy tells you more about:
• the new terms and conditions for OBS• our review of the test booking system • the results of the survey we ran for businesses.
Read the full blog post on Despatch.