Report and record all vehicle defects. This 20 page in duplicate vehicle check & defect book encourages your drivers to carry out daily vehicle inspections. The T20 book includes a 'nil defect' box making compliance easier.
As part of your Operator Licence obligations and the Road Traffic Act 1988, your declaration to ensure your vehicles are maintained to a roadworthy standard inculdes ensuring your drivers carry out daily checks. According to the DVSA guideline book ‘Guide to maintaining Roadworthiness’:
- Drivers are responsible for the condition of their vehicles when in use on the road and must, therefore, be able to report any defects or symptoms of defects that could prevent the safe operation of vehicles.
- A daily walk-round check must be undertaken by a responsible person before a vehicle is used.