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Updated HGV and PSV Inspection Manuals

Updated HGV and PSV inspection manuals were published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on 11 April 2022. The changes were made following feedback from stakeholders.

What has changed?

  • Definition of front steering axle added to the interpretation of terms section.
  • Mandatory requirement to advise when an assessor is not able to see the age markings for twin wheel fitments has been removed.
  • The anti-roll bar section has been merged with the general suspension section.
  • Additional Braking Device deficiencies for wiring have been amended to remove duplication with Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Clarification notes added to the Direction Indicators section on combined side indicators and side marker lamps fitted to a vehicle or trailer.
  • Section 72 has been updated to give guidance on secondary brake alterative split options.

Other changes are explained in detail at the beginning of the manual in the ‘Revision of Record’ section.

Read the updated HGV and PSV manuals.

What does this mean for you?

The changes come into effect from 1 May and advance notice given to make HGV and PSV operators  aware and give them time to prepare for when their vehicles are submitted for annual test.

Operators looking to ensure that essential daily vehicle safety checks are conducted by their drivers should take a look at the SmartCheck, driver vehicle safety check app.

Posted on: 25.04.2022

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