irtec light to launch at LCV-centred CV Show 16 March 2016

With a strong focus on LCVs at this year’s CV Show (26—28 April, NEC, Birmingham), the IRTE will debut irtec light – a new accreditation scheme specifically for technicians working on 3.5—7.5 tonne vehicles.

irtec light is similar to the existing Inspection Technician level for HGVs – validating core competencies and technical knowledge. However, it has been adapted for technicians working on the growing numbers of lighter vehicles.

The new accreditation allows fleet and workshop managers responsible for inspecting and maintaining LCVs the opportunity to prove their technicians standards of currency and competence, with independent validation.

For the IRTE, it is also aimed at improving technician standards throughout the increasingly important LCV sector of the transport industry – with pilot schemes by UPS and the North East Ambulance Service providing excellent feedback.

IRTE also says there is scope to expand irtec light to match other levels already offered for HGV technicians (from Service Maintenance Technician to Master Technician.

Brian Tinham

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