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.