Planned fleet vehicle maintenance systems focus upon safety , service reliability and availability aiming to integrate
The DVSA guide to maintaining roadworthiness of Commercial vehicles can be downloaded from the business link website pdf download link
Vehicle drivers and operators have legal responsibility for safety compliant vehicle operation.
A driver is often the first one to notice vehicle performance faults, damage, and safety defects.
Driver's daily vehicle walkaround checks include basic inspections to check condition of
Completion of a drivers defect report itemising noted faults.
The driver daily defect reporting system may be paper based or utilise technology such as a digital application.
A copy of each driver's defect report should be provided to the transport office so repairs can be organised ,
approved, and documented as part of a fleet safety compliance system.
Many professional drivers are quite competent to carry out basic repairs such as changing a blown bulb providing the correct part is fitted!
On certain occasions we have had to carry out specialist autoelectrical repairs to vehicle equipment following when a driver has fitted an incorrect bulb to a tail light unit for example, single contact bulb where a twin contact bulb should have been fitted, a very easy mistake , which has then resulted in specialist body equipment electrical failure due to a simple short circuit resulting in wiring insulation meltdown and expensive component damage.
Vehicle safety inspection frequency is usually defined by the operator licensing authority under contractual conditional terms of the vehicle operators licence.
Commercial vehicle Safety inspection procedures are designed to provide professional condition monitoring of vehicle safety and roadworthiness and produce an auditable trail of vehicle inspection reports itemising faults.
Professional condition monitoring assists reliability of the vehicle fleet by early identification of minor problems
before they develop to inevitably cause vehicle breakdown.
Regular condition monitoring may also influence vehicle asset management and fleet disposal policy.
The annual DVSA MoT test is a scheduled safety inspection under defined conditions within approved facilities where a pass means basic roadworthiness criteria has been met.Class 5 : Private Passenger Carrying vehicles with more than 13 seats and Ambulances.
Planned vehicle safety inspection follows a pre defined route around the vehicle designed to minimise labour time without compromising
the integrity of the inspection.
Vehicle safety inspection should not be confused with vehicle servicing.
A safety inspection provides condition monitoring of vehicle components to decide if a vehicle is roadworthy.
A typical hgv safety inspection commences with visual inspection of manufacturers and DTP vehicle identification plates to confirm vehicle details. Relevant vehicle details may be noted on the vehicle maintenance inspection form together with date of inspection and recorded mileage. Vehicle defects are noted on the inspection form as the examination takes place .
Any defect present affecting vehicle operation may be graded by importance as:
Immediate or scheduled repair may be undertaken following the vehicle safety inspection.
Engineers carry out appropriate remedial repair work as necessary following inspection or defect reporting.
Vehicle maintenance sheets are updated following repair to maintain the audit trail of roadworthiness.
Servicing of a vehicle may follow a service menu which includes changing of service items such as engine oil and filters, fuel filters, air filters, and change or top up of fluids.
To learn more about the Operator Compliance Risk Scoring system Click here
OCRS is a traffic light type of system operated by DVSA to monitor operator safety compliance.
We have supplied various commercial vehicle fleet operators, vehicle leasing companies, local authority directly or indirectly including
with Preventative Maintenance Inspection checks and repairs to meet DVSA HGV Roadworthiness Inspection requirements. Workshop labour / Auto electrical installation on both an independant and fleet support approved sub contract labour basis.
|Rotating Electrics||Lamps & Lighting Equipment||Switches and Relays|
|Power Supply Equipment Plugs Sockets||Body & Warning Equipment||Workshop tools|
Our business aims for continuing professional development. Staff qualifications include
Service requirements will vary with the type of vehicle operation and the operating environment.
Servicing refers to the checking or replacement of lubricants, fluids and filters, and other recommended service components. Basic tests, settings and adjustments may also be carried out. Servicing may be scheduled by time or vehicle mileage / engine hours. Service maintenance such as Oil and filter change, greasing etc may be carried out at similar times to safety inspection but should be viewed as a seperate operation.
Diesel Fuel Injection Equipment
Diesel Glow Plugs and Preheat timer Relays