HGV Inspection Sheet

Use the HGV Inspection Sheet for daily walkaround checks of vehicle components like brakes, lights, and tyres, ensuring safety and compliance standards.

HGV Inspection Sheet



Front View (Mirrors, Cameras, And Glass)

1. Is it checked that no objects get in the way of your front view?


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2. Is the windscreen checked to ensure it is not cracked, scratched, or discoloured?


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3. Are the windscreen and front side windows checked to ensure they are not excessively tinted?


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4. Are all mirrors checked to ensure they are in place and not damaged, missing glass, obscured, or insecure?


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5. If a camera system is used instead of a mirror, is it checked that it works and the view is correct?


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Windscreen Wipers And Washers

1. Are the windscreen wipers checked to ensure they work and are not missing, damaged, or worn?


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2. Is the windscreen washer checked to ensure it is working?


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Dashboard Warning Lights And Gauges

1. Are the instruments and gauges working properly? 


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2. Are warning lights, including engine warning, emissions system, ABS, and EBS, checked to ensure they are working correctly?


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Steering

1. Is the steering wheel checked to ensure it moves properly, the power-assisted steering works correctly, and there is no excessive play or jamming?


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2. Is there a check for excessive lift or movement in the steering column?


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Horn

1. Is the horn checked to ensure it works and is easily accessible from the driver’s seat?


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Brakes And Air Build-up

1. Does the air build up correctly and does the warning system work?


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2. Are there no air leaks?


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3. Is the footwell clear? 


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4. Does the service brake operate both the tractor and trailer brakes?


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5. Does the parking brake for the tractor work?


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6. Does the service brake pedal not have excessive side play or missing, loose, or incomplete anti-slip tread?


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Height Marker

1. Is the correct vehicle height displayed on the vehicle height marker in the cab?


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Seat Belts

1. Are seat belts checked for the following: They do not have any cuts, damage, or fraying that may stop them from working


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2. Are seat belts checked for the following: They stay secure when plugged in


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3. Are seat belts checked for the following: They retract against you when fitted, and fully retract when taken off


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Security And Condition Of Cab, Doors And Steps

1. Are the following checked: Are cab mountings and tilt devices secure


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2. Are the following checked: Are body panels secure and not likely to fall off


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3. Are the following checked: Do all doors operate as required and secure when closed


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4. Are the following checked: Are steps secure and safe to use


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Lights And Indicators

1. Are the following checked: Do all lights and indicators work correctly


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2. Are the following checked: Are all lenses fitted, clean, and the right color


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3. Are the following checked: Do stop lamps come on when you apply the service brake and go out when you release it 


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4. Are the following checked: Are marker lights fitted and work


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Fuel And Oil Leaks

1. Is the fuel filler cap checked to ensure it is fitted correctly?


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2. Is the engine turned on to check underneath the vehicle for any fuel or oil leaks?


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Security Of Body And Wings

1. Are the following checked: Do all fastening devices work


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2. Are the following checked: Are cab doors and trailer doors secure when closed


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3. Are the following checked: Are body panels on the tractor or trailer secure and not likely to fall off


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4. Are the following checked: Are landing legs (if fitted) secure and not likely to fall off while driving


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5. Are the following checked: Are side guards and rear under-run guards fitted if required and not insecure or damaged?


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Battery Security And Conditions

1. Is the battery secure, in good condition, and not leaking?


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Diesel Exhaust Fluid (Adblue)

1. Is it checked that the diesel vehicle has enough AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid and topped up if necessary?


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Excessive Engine Exhaust Smoke

1. Is it checked that the exhaust does not emit an excessive amount of smoke?


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High Voltage Emergency Cut-off Switch

1. Are the following checked: The location of the high-voltage emergency cut-off switch 


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2. Are the following checked: Does the high-voltage emergency cut-off switch operate correctly?


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3. Are the following checked: Are all high-voltage electrical components secure and not damaged?


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Alternative Fuel Systems And Isolation

1. Are the following checked: The location of the fuel isolation switch 


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2. Are the following checked: Are there no leaks in the system?


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3. Are the following checked: Are all visible components in good condition?


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Spray Suppression

1. If spray suppression flaps are required, are they fitted, secure, not damaged, and not clogged with mud or debris?


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Tyres And Wheel Fixing

1. Are the tyres and wheels secure?


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2. Do they have a tread depth of at least 1 mm?


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3. Are they inflated correctly?


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4. Do they have no deep cuts in the sidewall?


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5. Are there no visible cords anywhere on the tyre?


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6. Are all wheel nuts tight enough?


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7. Are there no objects or debris trapped between the twin wheels?


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Brake Lines And Trailer Parking Brake

1. Are the couplings free from debris and in the right place?


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2. Are there no leaks?


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3. Is there no damage or wear to the brake lines?


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4. Does the parking brake for the trailer work?


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Electrical Connections

1. Is all visible wiring insulated?


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2. Are they not likely to get caught or damaged?


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3. Are all electrical trailer couplings connected securely?


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4. Do all electrical switches work correctly?


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Coupling Security

1. Is the vehicle securely attached to the trailer?


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2. Is the trailer located correctly in the fifth wheel or coupling?


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3. Are secondary locking devices in the correct position?


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Security Of Load

1. Does the load not move and is it ensured that it won’t move?


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2. Is the right type of load-securing system used?


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Number Plate

1. Is the number plate not broken or incomplete?


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2. Is it correct and spaced correctly?


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3. Is it not dirty, faded, or covered over by anything?


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Reflectors

1. Are the reflectors not missing, broken, insecure, fitted incorrectly, the wrong color, or obscured by dirt or other objects?


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Markings And Warning Plates

1. Are the vehicle’s markings, including conspicuity markings, the right color, visible, securely fastened, and not obscured by dirt or other objects?


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2. If the vehicle is carrying dangerous goods, are hazard information panels checked to ensure they show the correct information for the load, are visible, securely fastened, and not obscured by dirt or other objects?


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