Vehicle Inspections

Our wide range and type of vehicle inspections are carried out on everything from vans to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to buses. All our inspections are accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and are available nationwide.

 

Types of inspections

Driver Daily walk around check

These are stops of drivers leaving site to simulate a visit by DVSA (DVA NI) with regards to compliance with the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness requirements to continually review the performance of driver daily walkround checks. Each vehicle stopped has a check of the daily walkround check sheet completed by the driver that day and then a physical walkround check of the vehicle completed by the FTA engineer. A summary report for each site for all vehicles and trailers checked is produced, along with a more detailed report for each individual vehicle/driver which can include photos of any defects found. All management data for all sites/drivers/vehicles checked is then presented in the Driver Gate Exit Dashboard in FTA Vision.

Roadworthiness inspection

These inspections report on defects that could affect the safety, legality or reliability of your vehicle before the next scheduled inspection. The inspection covers all the items that make up the statutory annual test, as well as items that should be covered by driver walk around checks. It ensures safe, legal and reliable condition of your vehicle, providing you with a full inspection report and discussion with the VIS engineer to help keep you compliant. Typical use is PMI or Audit inspections of your maintenance provider – as per DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness.

Roadworthiness Plus inspection

Roadworthiness Plus reports provide everything from the Roadworthiness Inspections along with imagery which clearly identifies discretionary repair items and tyre tread depths. Typical use of this report is the same as the above, however companies choose this report when brand image is also a key consideration.

Maintenance inspection

These inspections provide in-depth visual examinations build upon the roadworthiness inspections to give you valuable insights into maintenance standards and the general care of the vehicle. The inspection looks at paintwork and livery, along with tyre tread depth and partially worn components. Typical use of this inspection report would be for Pre-Purchase, End of Lease, to name just two.

Pre-purchase inspection

These inspections provide information on the condition of a vehicle before you buy. You’ll receive a full maintenance inspection, a standard road and brake test, plus a report on the details of the vehicle such as plated weights, test certificate details and tyre types.

End of lease inspection

These inspections provide an objective third-party report on the condition of vehicles before they’re returned. Our reports will highlight areas that require repair before the vehicle is returned.

Types of vehicles that can be inspected

  • Heavy vehicles (trucks, trailers).
  • Passenger carrying vehicles (buses, coaches, minibuses).
  • Light vehicles (car, van, trailer).

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Have a read through our Vehicle Inspection Services brochure. You can find out more by completing our enquiry form or calling us to discuss your requirements on 03717 11 22 22*

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