CPT launch two new accreditations
The Confederation of Passenger Transport’s (CPT) engineering committee has launched two new accreditations this week.
The ‘Workshop Accreditation’ assesses operator and dealer workshops against a series of in-depth engineering compliance and health & safety based procedures, and is open to all CPT members who operate a DVSA Approved Testing Facility or carry out bus and coach maintenance. On completion of a successful audit, the depot/workshop will receive a certificate, which is valid for three years and be added to a list of approved centres.
The second, in conjunction with People 1st, is the Bus & Coach Engineering Manager Accreditation. This assesses Engineering Managers against a series of professional standards, whilst allowing them to demonstrate they have the necessary skills and attributes to carry out the role. Successful candidates will automatically qualify for affiliate and associate membership of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), taking them closer to becoming a fully qualified engineer. Both awards are assessed over a two day period by CPT’s Compliance Partner, Lloyd Morgan Group.
CPT’s Operations Director, Stephen Smith said, ‘I am delighted to be launching two unique accreditations for the bus and coach industry. Having worked alongside our Engineering Committee on the development of both, and with the continued support of the Traffic Commissioners, they are now fully up and running and available for CPT members to register.’
Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney said of the initiatives, ‘The bus and coach industry is placing compliance at the very core of its business, and anything which continues to drive up standards is to be commended.’