Test Centre Name: John Whiting Limited
List of Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) vehicle test stations where annual vehicle tests can be conducted, including addresses and contact details.
ATF and DVSA Vehicle Test Station Address
John Whiting Limited
Bottles Hall Clacton Road
Call: 01206 827782
Fax: 01206 822727
Vehicles Tested: A – All Vehicles and Trailers (PSV GV TRLs)
Site access notes: All vehicles meeting current health and safety requirements can be tested on site. ADR can be tested. LEZ Phase 3 can be tested – vehicles must have a minimum of 150mm clearance between the inside edge of the tyre and the inspection pit on each side. Vehicles laden with diesel gas oil LPG and other compressed/liquefied gases within a sealed vessel can be tested at this site. Vehicles laden with substances below 61 degrees centigrade including Bitumen can be tested at this site. Tests may not currently be carried out under the Motor Cycles Etc. (Single Vehicle Approval) Regulations 2003 and the Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2009. No dangerous goods vehicles.
Lorries and buses (including coaches) must be tested each year. The first test should be 12 months after the vehicle was first registered with DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency).
Trailers must be tested one year after they were first sold or supplied.
The test can be done at a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) test station or a privately owned Authorised Testing Facility (ATF). Both use DVSA staff and the same test standards.
Colchester ATF/DVSA Vehicle Test Stations
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