Light Vehicle Pre Start Checklist

Use this Light Vehicle Pre-Start Checklist to ensure the operational readiness of light vehicles before use through inspections of tires, wheels, etc.

Light Vehicle Pre Start Checklist



General Inspection

1. Is the vehicle registration valid?


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2. If due within one month, has the re-registration process been initiated?


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3. Are there any unresolved issues from the previous inspection?


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Regular Service

1. Is the vehicle overdue for a service?


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Isolation Test

1. Are the battery isolator, starter isolation, and E-stops tested?


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Tires

1. Is there sufficient tread and no damage on all tires?


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2. Are wheel nuts/studs and attachment systems secure?


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3. Are inflation pressures checked for all tires, including the spare wheel?


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Lights

1. Are all lights functioning correctly?


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2. Are both Hi and Low Beam headlights working?


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3. Are tail lights and indicator lights (front & back) functioning correctly?


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4. Are reversing lights, brake lights, and hazard lights operational?


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5. Is the revolving light operational?


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6. Is the whip aerial & light functioning properly?


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Hand Brake And Service Brake

1. Does the hand brake hold the unit's power forward?


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Glass

1. Is the windscreen clean?


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2. Are wipers and wash water in good condition?


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3. Is the registration sticker current and in the correct location?


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4. Are side and back windows free from cracks?


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Mirrors

1. Is the inside rear vision mirror in place, adjustable, and clean?


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2. Are outside rear vision mirrors in place, adjustable, and clean?


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Cabin Seats And Seatbelts

1. Are the cabin seats and seatbelts (front & rear) in good working condition?


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Chassis, Tow Bar, Number Plates & Lights

1. Is there any visible damage to the chassis, tow bar, number plates, or lights, and are all lights in proper working condition?


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2. Are the gearbox oil, differential oil, and transmission oil checked and are they at appropriate levels?


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3. Are the hydraulic oil level and the condition of hydraulic lines checked, and is the air tank drained if necessary?


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4. Is the undercarriage of the vehicle visually inspected for any signs of damage or wear?


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Under Bonnet

1. Are the fluid levels checked including brake fluid, oil levels, wash water, and batter?


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2. Have you thoroughly inspected for any signs of leaks from the engine or transmission?


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3. Is the radiator water level checked, exercising caution when the engine is hot?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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