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Driver Walk Around Check Training

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Introduction

Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 & SI No 348 of 2013 (came into operation on the 10th of September 2013) make it obligatory for all drivers of Light Commercial Vehicles, HGVs and Coach and Bus to carry out a pre-use inspection of both the interior and exterior of the vehicle.


This course ensures that drivers fully understand their responsibilities when carrying out walk around checks. It also helps participants to identify defects, to ensure operator compliance, and prevent possible prohibitions.

Course objectives/aims

This course ensures that drivers fully understand their responsibilities when carrying out walk around checks. It also helps participants to identify defects, to ensure operator compliance, and prevent possible prohibitions and on-the spot fines.

Course content

This coure will cover the following.

  • Legislation – what are the legal requirements?
  • Explain why and how to conduct a walk around check on a vehicle.
  • Ensuring vehicle performance is monitored throughout the working day.
  • Highlighting potential defects and promptly reporting in writing.
  • Exploring the procedure for carrying out checks.
  • Identifying the components to be checked.
  • Completing defect reports (samples of existing ones can be reviewed in advance of session).
  • Explaining the powers of enforcement and the consequences of non-compliance.

Who should attend?

• Drivers and supervisors.
• Those responsible for raising and maintaining transport compliance standards across a team of professional drivers.

Duration

3.5 Hours.

Participants

Maximum 16 per course.

Requirements

Please provide suitable training room and vehicle(s) for practical session.

Certification

On completion a certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants.

Delivery

On-site.

Price on application

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Course evaluation

All participants will be expected to demonstrate their understanding by continuous assessment during the course.

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