Please see the latest NASP update below:
NASP Update 11th August 2021
Further to our communications last week regarding the B+E and LGV testing situation, the government have now released the consultation document, it is available to view here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-hgv-and-bus-driving-tests-and-allowing-car-drivers-to-tow-a-trailer-without-an-extra-test?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=4f5fc905-b301-4c76-8880-41b0cd4cca22&utm_content=immediately
It is extremely important, if you deliver training in these categories, you respond to this consultation and have your views heard. Indeed, regardless of the category you train in, it is the opinion of NASP that some of the changes proposed have a wider impact on road safety so it is therefore important that all trainers have a say in this consultation if they share our concerns. The consultation closes at 23.59 on the 7th September 2021 so there is not much time to complete it.
NASP, and colleagues across the training industry, have already expressed concern over proposals to remove the need for an additional test for B+E entitlement. NASP has written to ministers to set out the industry’s concerns about the impact such changes could have on safety and standards, as well the financial impact on trainers engaged in B+E delivery. You can read the full correspondence between NASP and the Government here.
Lynne Barrie current NASP Chair
NASP comprises the ADINJC, DIA and MSA GB
Peter Harvey MBE