Ipswich Buses achieves first CPT Workshop Accreditation

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Ipswich Buses has become the first recipient of the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s (CPT) new Workshop Accreditation.

The Accreditation, recently designed and launched by CPT’s engineering committee with support from the Traffic Commissioners, assesses bus and coach operators’ workshops, as well as dealer workshops, against a series of in-depth engineering compliance and health and safety-based procedures.

Ipswich Buses’ workshop on Constantine Road was assessed by CPT’s Compliance Partner, Lloyd Morgan Group, on a wide range of competences over an intensive two day period during December.

Presenting Ipswich Buses’ Managing Director Malcolm Robson with the Workshop Accreditation, CPT President, Bill Hiron said: “This is the only industry specific Accreditation recognising the professional standards available to maintenance providers and ATF’s (Approved Testing Facilities), and the auditing team reported that both the quality and management of facilities, maintenance record keeping and vehicle inspection here at Ipswich Buses was simply ‘outstanding.’

“I offer my congratulations to all who were involved in making sure that Ipswich Buses attained this industry standard.”

Malcolm Robson added: “We are honoured to be the first operator to hold CPT’s new Workshop Accreditation.

“This is a real testament to our Engineering Manager, Nigel Daniels and his highly skilled and dedicated team of engineers, and demonstrates the importance Ipswich Buses places on ensuring the highest levels of safety and compliance.”

Having been integral to Ipswich Buses successfully passing the Workshop Accreditation assessment, Engineering Manager Nigel Daniels also completed a further two day audit and achieved CPT’s Engineering Manager Accreditation. Nigel now automatically qualifies for affiliate and associate membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).