Dover Systems was established in 1982 as the importer of the Vienna Test System. 

The Dover Test© (VTS) is a culture-free and fair method used to assess the skills and competencies required of operators in the underground (mechanized and unconventional), and surface mining environments.

While safety, performance and state of readiness are applied in the routine vehicle checks, they should also feature heavily in the selection of drivers. This is especially so, as many of problems are often ascribed to human error or human performance.

The human element can be quantified by measurement of correct actions, reactions, behavioral patterns and thoughts or attitudes.

This system is used as a competency measurement tool to enhance operator/driver safety performance and productivity. With the Dover Systems numerous tests are compiled into a battery to more accurately assess all the necessary skills. The candidate’s hand-eye-foot co-ordination, auditory discrimination, sustainability of concentration despite overwhelming environmental factors as well as visual perception are among others assessed in order to determine the driver’s ability to operate a vehicle. The performance level is tested against time constraints as a stress factor. The candidate who is unable to cope under stress – or even recover thereafter – often becomes a danger to himself as well as others. The cost implications are also directly related.

Computer-aided testing is presented to the candidate as a screen based-based task, using only a dedicated response panel and screen. No prior computer exposure is therefore required. The testee is instructed on the use of the necessary input devices, during the practice phase of the tests. Responses to test items are scored and reported to ensure objectivity and reliability.


  • Objectivity
  • Reliability
  • Culture-free
  • Provides in-house testing facilities
  • User friendly, no computer knowledge is required
  • Provides instantaneous profile of availability of skills required
  • Highly priced equipment/tool used by companies such as Interstate Bus Lines and Translux, validated for South African conditions
  • Blanket Union Acceptance


  • More than one (1) system is required for larger groups but this could be overcome by putting in-group testing facilities.
  • Our customers/clients have indicated there are no disadvantages as two (2) or more test systems for large amount of testing, allows for a complete and meaningful in-house selection and training.

Another test system available is the Rehacom as a training tool to help correct any deficiencies/problems, which might be uncovered by the Dover Test System.

The System was designed to be instrumental in promoting safety, productivity and cost related benefits by identifying the most suitable candidates for training. The high cost of training without results equates to high down time and production loss. The System is compatible with competence-based training and has a large, worldwide acceptance.

Other Areas covered:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial
  • Relationship
  • Educational
  • School difficulty
  • Play therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Psychometric testing & evaluations
  • Neuro psychological evaluation (Dover Systems)
  • Neuro psychological therapy (Rehacom)
  • Vocational counseling, testing & aptitude testing