ATF DVSA Test Pits

ATF lanes were a continued improvement from Designated Premises in the U.K. to enable vehicle operators and vehicle repair workshops to test Commercial Vehicles in their own designated test lane, rather than going to a DVSA test site.

ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
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  • ATF DVSA Test Pits
  • ATF DVSA Test Pits
  • ATF DVSA Test Pits
  • ATF DVSA Test Pits
  • ATF DVSA Test Pits
  • ATF DVSA Test Pits
  • ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits
ATF DVSA Test Pits

The DVSA Test lanes, check commercial vehicles are roadworthy and pass their annual MOT or fail. To carry out the checks needed to ensure a vehicle is roadworthy, DVSA need to inspect the underside of the vehicle, this is done by using an ATF DVSA test pit.

The Everquip #TestPit is a prefabricated steel inspection pit, that meets DVSA requirements for testing of commercial vehicles in the U.K. Safely and correctly meeting the standards set out by DVSA to open an ATF test lane.

The ATF test lane needs to ensure that the premises meet the requirements set out to comply with an approved layout. The DVSA test pit needs to be safely accessible from both ends when the longest vehicle intended to be tested at the ATF lane is over the pit.

The most used layout for the ATF testing pit is a 13m uninterrupted working length steel fabricated pit, with side entry and exit tunnels at both ends. 

Specification of our DVSA ATF Test Pit is:

  • 13.0m long DVSA ATF Test Pit
  • 1.0m wide to also accommodate class 4 and 7 vehicles
  • 1..6m depth to allow for testing of low skirted vehicles
  • Step up platform at 1.4m depth
  • Recess box to accommodate pump unit of play detectors unless for PET REG.
  • Play Detector subframes
  • Optional Radius Plates and Shaker Plates for testing of class 4 and 7 vehicles. 

Dimension:

Standard width 1000mm standard depth 1600mm

Loading:

20000kg per axle backed with full design calculations

Building regulations:

Manufactured to BS EN1090 – 1:2009 +A1:20

Entry:

Side entrance tunnel with full width stairs manufactured to BS5395

Exit:

Exit tunnel with emergency hatch and ladder manufactured to BS5395

Pitjack rail:

125mm x 65mm pre-formed channel

Lights:

240v Zone 2 lights fitted with 3 core 1.5sy cable and zone 2 gland wired to a zone 2 junction box for easy connection

Sump:

600mm x 800mm x 100mm with lid

Compressed air:

½” PCL Safety Couplings

Waste oil:

¾” discharge connection

Services connection:

110mm spigot for connection of duct work

External Paint :

Zinc phosphate black primer

Internal paint:

Two pack polyurethane paint with white gloss walls and black floor

Pit protection:

Fitted with 18mm OSB and visqueen for protection during installation

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& Senior Management from the following sectors…

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Bus and Coach sector

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DVSA MOT / ATF testing stations

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Councils & Local Authorities

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Your staff have been punctual, friendly and extremely professional in carrying out their work. They have done an excellent job."

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Our Services Department and Engineers are very pleased not only with the installation but with the obvious benefits as opposed to a conventional concrete pit. May I also commend your Company on the installation of all of the new garage equipment fitted within the Workshop. "

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