The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has updated its driver vehicle safety check leaflets. The updated leaflets provide guidance for carrying out daily safety checks on HGVs and PSVs.
The leaflets are a useful reminder for drivers on what checks must be carried out and record to ensure vehicles are safe to drive. At least one daily walkaround check of the whole vehicle must be made every 24 hours, usually before the vehicle is driven away. You can download the leaflets using the links below:
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Posted on: 29.01.2019