DVSA staff have started to wear body worn cameras when they visit MOT garages.
DVSA is investing in ‘bodycams’ for all frontline enforcement staff to reduce physical and verbal assaults.
The move brings them in line with many other enforcement bodies such as the police who have been using ‘bodycams’ for a number of years in their frontline work.
What is a 'bodycam'?
‘Bodycams’ are small devices slightly larger than a credit card which are usually worn on the chest, and record video and audio much like a personal CCTV device.
DVSA said, “Whilst the majority of the people we come into contact with are courteous, we need to be able to protect the public without fear of violence or abuse.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to physical and verbal assaults and the bodycams will act as a deterrent.
They will also enable us to manage, support and respond to any assaults that take place”.