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One Person Test Lanes


One Person Testing Lanes are, for a majority of garages, the correct type of MOT bay given the current DVSA regulations relating to MOT installations. From the garage owners perspective the main benefit is that the MOT assistant is no longer required for the test - meaning that he can be employed on other profitable tasks within the garage.

OPT-ing for OPTL is actually only different to ATL (fully automated testing) from a brake testing perspective - in an OPTL bay there is no integrated weighing facility as standard and so the overall braking efficiencies are based on the tabular weight of the vehicle rather than its actual, or kerb, weight.

Our complete bay packages for One Person Testing include all the equipment required to gain the authorisation from the DVSA with a complete project management service which fully guides you throughout the entire process to the full authorisation of your garage premises.

Read a helpful blog post on the Types of MoT Bay available
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Class 4 One Person Test Lanes

An OPTL enable you to start MoT testing with the minimum investment and our Class 4 package contains all the equipment you will require in order to gain approval from VOSA / DVSA. Our double laser headlight tester, which is common to all our equipment packages, enables the most accurate analysis of headlight beam pattern to be achieved whilst for lift based installations our 4 Tonne, electro-hydraulic 4 post lift has a capacity in excess of minimum requirements.


For sites with minimal headroom OPTL's can still be achieved using an inspection pit which offers the opportunity to achieve the bay in smaller premises or to open up additional markets whilst simultaniously eliminating the 6 monthly inspections required by law on vehicle lifts.


Class 7 One Person Test Lanes

Our Class 7 OPTL package contains, as standard, a 4 Tonne; 5.2m platform lift but we recommend considering an upgrade to a 5 Tonne, 5.7m variant to enable you to more easily deal with long wheelbase vans. The complete package contains all the equipment you will require for an authorisation to be granted and we also include a full project management service to facilitate the shortest lead time possible to approval with DVSA / VOSA.


As with our class 4 package there is also an opportunity to test using an inspection pit which opens up additional markets including Class 5 Lightweight and/or limousines. Where an existing inspection pit is not in the premises we can supply a fully fabricated pit with services to eliminate concerns over water penetration and to ensure dimensional conformity.