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There are 18 different areas that need to be checked as a minimum to comply with the VOSA guidelines on maintaining roadworthiness and you need to show that you have taken sufficient time to check all of them.

  • Brake Lines
  • Electrical Connections
  • Mirrors and Glass
  • Horn
  • Steering
  • Brakes
  • Exhaust
  • Windscreen Wipers & Washers
  • Lights & Indicators
  • Fluid Leaks
  • Battery Condition
  • Security of Body
  • Tyres & Wheels
  • Reflectors
  • Markers
  • Load Security
  • Suppression Flaps (if applicable)
  • Coupling Security (if applicable)

Just as a guide I have put  links below to the official VOSA walkaround check lists for HGV and PSV and this explains all of these areas and what you need to check in each area. If you check other things please add a comment below or share it with everyone on Facebook.

VOSA HGV Driver’s Daily Walkaround Checks

VOSA PSV Driver’s Daily Walkaround Checks


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  1. […] It has been coming up more and more over the last few years as more vehicles with digital tachos are on the roads. Basically part of your obligation as a driver is to complete a walkaround check of your vehicle before taking it out on the road. (Now I won’t get into the full details of the walkaround just now but if you do want any clarification on this just take a look at this post on daily walkaround checks.) […]