Vehicle Maintenance Audit
Our comprehensive Vehicle Maintenance Audit is mapped to DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness.
The audit investigates systems relating to daily walk around checks, safety inspections and repair facilities (in-house and contracted-out); safety inspections frequencies and documentation; responsibilities for roadworthiness and continuous monitoring to ensure quality and compliance.
Not only does this audit look at the operator’s compliance, but the sampling of vehicle files and safety inspection sheets in the files can support the operator in understanding how compliant and efficient their maintenance arrangements are.
On arrival at the chosen site, the auditor will obtain information about the operation and vehicles within the current fleet. They will use this information to identify suitable vehicles that may be used for sampling throughout the audit. Additional random sampling may also take place. A comprehensive, documented report will be produced clearly reporting where maintenance systems and procedures follow the latest recommendations and highlight opportunities for improvement.
For who the audit is designed?
This audit has been designed for operators wanting to assess the compliance and efficiency of their maintenance arrangements to ensure their vehicles are in a roadworthy condition, regardless of operating conditions, fleet size or vehicle type. Suitable for both in-house and contracted out maintenance arrangements.
What does the audit covers?
General fleet information, fleet profile, safety inspection intervals, specific information on vehicle & trailers, annual test & OCRS information.
The Vehicle Maintenance Audit covers 5 key sections
- Daily walk around checks and driver defect reporting. (defect reporting systems & procedures, effectiveness of procedures).
- Safety inspections (First use inspections, inspection forward planning, wheel removal/re-fitment & tyre age, safety inspection reports, safety inspection frequencies, brake performance testing).
- Maintenance arrangements & facilities. (Maintenance arrangements, Inspection Facilities, the use of third parties).
- Quality monitoring of maintenance & system. (maintenance & systems, annual testing & enforcement).
- Maintenance records & retention. (Manual or electronic).