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WAMITAB release training guides

technical competence
Are you up to date on your technical comepetance - these new guides should bring you up to speed.
WAMITAB has released a series of ‘Revision Guides’ for Continuing Competence candidates for the period up to April 2016 (when the question bank is expected to be revised). These are a valuable revision tool, and if you're an MVDA member, there's a 30% discount!



There are 5 booklets of potential interest to vehicle recyclers, reflecting the sections of the multiple choice ‘continuing competence’ test that must be taken every 2 years (1 booklet for each of the following sections):
  • Generic: Health & Safety
  • Generic: Legislation
  • Generic: Environmental protection
  • Activity specific: ELV
  • Activity specific: Metal recycling

MVDA is selling these booklets in sets of either 4 (3 x Generic + ELV) or sets of 5 (3x Generic + ELV + metal recycling) depending upon whether you also operate a metal recycling site as well as an ATF.

MVDA is able to offer members a 30% discount on the standards price, as follows (all prices include P&P:
  • ATF only, non-member (4 guides): £39.99
  • ATF only, MVDA member (4 guides): £28.49
  • ATF + Metal Recycling, non-member (5 guides): £49.99
  • ATF + Metal Recycling, MVDA member (5 guides): £34.99

If you would like to order these guides then please contact the MVDA office by phone on 01543 254 254, e-mail or post (MVDA, Office 5, Top Floor, 17a Market Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JX).
Payment can be made by BACS or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to MVDA.

April 2015

Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
Volvos plan is to launch five electric models between 2019 and 2012 and a number of hybrid models and they aim to sell one million electrified cars by 2025.
We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.