This A5 vehicle check & defect book encourages drivers to carry out daily vehicle inspections. The T50F vehicle defect report book includes 50 pages in duplicate as well as a 'FORS elements' making compliance easier.
As part of your 'O' Licence obligations it is essential to ensure roadworthiness of your vehicles. In accordance with the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, it is crucial for a driver to carry out a pre-use walkaround vehicle check and record any found failings.
Please note that this is not a complete representation and reference should be made to your FORS accreditation level.
Carrying out your daily walkaround check has never been easier, with our handy daily vehicle check and defect book. It includes 50 pages in triplicate with a FORS element that keeps drivers and operators to carry out a vehicle inspection with ease.
In accordance with the DVSA guideline book ‘Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness’ and your Operators licence obligations, it is essential for drivers to complete a preliminary walkaround check before a vehicle is used. Defects must be recorded and resolved to ensure safe usage of the vehicle.
- Drivers are responsible for the condition of their vehicles, and must be able to report any defects that could prevent the safe operation of their vehicle.
- A daily walk-round check must be undertaken by the driver or operator before a vehicle is used.
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What is FORS Compliant?
FORS is a voluntary accreditation body committed to improving the quality of vehicle services. They do this by ensuring all fleet operations including Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), mini-buses, coaches and more are being run to the FORS standard. A FORS accreditation demonstrates which operators are achieving high levels of best practice in legal compliance, safety, efficiency and environmental protection. Which in turn makes roads safer, cleaner and less congested. It also gives existing or prospective clients peace of mind that you are adhering to national safety standards.
Who should complete daily vehicle checks?
A daily walkaround check is a legal requirement and must be undertaken by the operator of the vehicle. Statistics in our blog, show a staggering 40% of drivers fail to do their daily checks. Some drivers believe it’s the operator’s responsibility to check the vehicle but it’s the driver’s responsibility to ensure roadworthiness of the vehicle they drive.
What is the purpose of daily vehicle checks?
A daily vehicle check is a legal requirement to ensure the safety of the driver of a vehicle and the other road users. It’s a critical step in a daily routine for a driver. It allows them to spot any defects of potential issues that may arise and become a hazard for them or other road users.
Driving a defective vehicle can land you a fine of up to £5000, so using a check and defect book are not only a way to keep safe and roadworthy, but it prevents a potential fine if an officer notices a major vehicle defect.
Our T50F is a FORS compliant way to help keep a record of your essential daily checks.