Are your drivers completing their daily vehicle checks?
As a Vehicle Operator, are you confident that your HGV drivers are carrying out their daily vehicle walkaround checks properly? These are the safety checks all heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers must carry out prior to using their vehicles on the public road. The DVSA has recently updated its Driver daily walkaround check guidance and produced a handy leaflet offering essential guidance to drivers. Ensure your drivers have a copy.
As a Vehicle Operator, it is your responsibility to ensure your drivers are carrying out these checks properly? Daily vehicle checks are a critical part of your vehicle maintenance system. Ensure your operation is carrying our regular "Gate Checks" to confirm your drivers are not only completing these vital checks but also completing them properly.
The guidance and leaflet are available to download here:
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