IRTE Workshop Accreditation is valid for three years, and can be renewed once this period is up.
Auditors will conduct their inspection of a workshop over one day.
Audits will have a minimal impact on workshop operations.
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
An SOE approved auditor who has completed IRTE training.
A site manager or supervisor should be available at all times during the audit. Other staff members present during the audit may be questioned about workshop operating procedures.
If a workshop is unsuccessful in gaining accreditation, areas that need improvement will be highlighted and the workshop will be offered the chance to make the necessary changes. At the auditor’s discretion, the workshop may have to provide subsequent proof that any required changes have been made. A re-visit to the workshop may be necessary, and a fee will be charged for this.
- All calibration certificates for tools and equipment
- Staff training records, including evidence that technicians are irtec licenced (when applying for Plus level)
- The workshop’s ISO 9001:2008 certificate where necessary
- Health and safety procedure
- Customer complaints procedure
- A completed vehicle inspection document
Please contact Daniel Moir at Daniel.Moir@soe.org.uk for more details.
IRTE Workshop Accreditation is suitable for small or large passenger carrying and commercial vehicle workshops as well as light vehicle maintenance providers.
Register your interest here. You will then receive an information pack with the Terms and Conditions, invoice details and audit document. Once you have completed the forms and returned them to IRTE, an auditor will be in touch to arrange a suitable date.
If you have any further questions, please call +44 (0)207 630 1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your auditor will also be happy to answer any queries you may have whilst arranging your audit date.