This van check & defect report book contains 20 pages in duplicate and a ‘nil defect’ box to encourage the driver to carry out a daily inspection.
As part of your Operators Licence obligations and the Road Traffic Act 1988, your delaration to ensure your vans are maintained to a roadworthy standard includes ensuring your drivers are carrying out daily walk around checks of the vehicles and reporting on any defects found.
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.
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What is the purpose of a daily vehicle check on a commercial vehicle?
Completing a daily check is a simple way to spot potentially dangerous defects that could affect the roadworthiness of your vehicle. It should always be carried out on a commercial vehicle before you begin your journey. Operators and drivers should have a daily routine/process in place to ensure vehicles are in good working order.
Why is a daily walkaround vehicle check important?
Before a driver even enters the vehicle, a daily walkaround should occur. Drivers should be aware that a daily vehicle check is actually a legal requirement. If your vehicle has a dangerous defect and you’re stopped by the police or DVSA you could land a fine of up to £5000. Above all, lowering the risk to the operator, yourself and other road users is the ultimate motivation to carry out your daily checks.
How to carry out a daily walkaround check
If you’re not sure how to carry out a daily vehicle check we’ve got you covered. Gov.uk has extensive guidance on what you need to check inside and outside, or you could refer to one of our daily vehicle check and defect books that covers everything too. Check out our extensive range below:
PCV DRIVER'S DAILY VEHICLE CHECK & DEFECT BOOK - T50P
HGV DRIVER'S DAILY VEHICLE CHECK & DEFECT BOOK (TRIPLICATE) - T20T, T50T
VAN CHECK AND DEFECT REPORT - VCDR
VEHICLE CHECK & DEFECT RECTIFICATION BOOK - T20R
Are daily vehicle checks a legal requirement?
According to GOV, You (the driver) are responsible for making sure your vehicle is safe to drive.
Carry out a walkaround check of the vehicle before your journey to make sure it’s safe and roadworthy. Report any defects in writing to the person in charge of sorting out vehicle defects in your organisation.
The police and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) officers can stop you to do checks on your vehicles.
What is the purpose of a daily check on a commercial vehicle?
Daily vehicle checks are a simple way of spotting possible dangerous issues and defects that can endanger the safety of yourself (the driver) and other drivers on the road. Therefore, having a simple checklist to hand, will encourage a daily check.
How long should a vehicle check take?
There is no legal minimum timeframe to spend on a check. It is recommended daily checks should take between 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the vehicle. The size of your daily vehicle checklist will also result in how long is spent carrying on the inspection.