Drivers - Daily Checks & Reporting of Defects Book - 50 Numbered Pages in Duplicate.
Nil Defect Reporting System: Trailers
Your Legal Obligations:
As part of your O Licence obligations and the Road Traffic Act 1988, your declaration to ensure your Trailers are maintained to a roadworthy standard includes ensuring your drivers carry out daily walk around checks of your vehicles. The check should cover the external condition, ensuring in particular that the lights, tyres, wheel fixings, bodywork, trailer coupling, load and ancillary serviceable. Drivers must be able to report any defects that could prevent the safe operation of the vehicles. Drivers may be prosecuted for the existence of defects found on the vehicles they drive if they are considered partly of wholly responsible for the existence of them, however the operator's responsibility, under section 6 of the DfT guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, is to have a system in place to quality monitor these checks.