Governance of the nri
The National Register of LGV Instructors was established in 2016, following discussion at meetings of the Vocation Testing and Training Advisory Group (VTTAG). This group is convened by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and brings together employers, training providers, trade associations and other stakeholders in the field of vocational driving.
To ensure that stakeholder requirements were met in the way NRI was designed and operated, a small working group was established; the NRI Governance Committee. This had one representative of each of: Freight Transport Association (FTA), Road Haulage Association (RHA), RTITB, Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVSA), a commercial LGV training provider, one of employer of 1000+ LGV drivers and one employer of 25-100 LGV Drivers. The responsibilities of the Committee were to ensure that the NRI examination process were robust and fit for purpose and that sufficient, high quality approved examination centres were available across the UK. It also set a requirement for an annual audit to ensure that the rules and performance standards were met.
From the outset, NRI was established as a standing agenda item at DVSA’s VTTAG meeting and RTITB provide reports on performance and any operational issues to each meeting. In 2019 the NRI Governance Committee members concluded that a separate NRI Governance Committee did not represent efficient use of stakeholder time and that VTTAG enables all stakeholders to gain information, give feedback, address concerns and discuss development and enhancement of NRI.
With effect from December 2019, the Governance Committee was stood down and NRI Governance is maintained through VTTAG.