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Car and Small Passenger Vehicle Driver Walk-Around Pre-Operational Checklist

Safety audits in any organization—especially those where personnel deal with complicated, potentially dangerous assets—are crucial. Use this complete guide to help you achieve a safe work environment and avoid potential hazards in the future.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Car and Small Passenger Vehicle Driver Walk-Around Pre-Operational Checklist

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Safety audits in any organization—especially those where personnel deal with complicated, potentially dangerous assets—are crucial. Use this complete guide to help you achieve a safe work environment and avoid potential hazards in the future.
  • Vehicle Registration Number:

  • Mileage:

  • Check Items

  • External Vehicle Checks

  • Vehicle sitting square and not leaning to one side. No leaks underneath vehicle.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Wheels in good condition and secure. All wheel nuts in place correctly fitted and secure.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Tyres undamaged with correct inflation, tread depth and "E" mark

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Bumpers, body work and exhaust secure and in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Wiper blades in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Number plates (front and rear), correct type and position, clean and visible.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Lights, indicators, reflectors and hazard lights all in place, clean, correct colour, with no breaks or cracks

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Mirrors secure, clean and in good condition.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Doors open, close and look correctly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Valid insurance, NCT (where required) and tax discs displayed.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Engine oil, coolant, water, windscreen, washer reservoir, brake fluid and fuel levels checked and no leaks. Fuel cap seal in place, in good condition and no leaks.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • In Vehicle Checks

  • Interior clean with no obstruction or loose material in the footwell(s), seats or parcel shelf behind rear seats.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hi-visibility triangle and vest readily accessible in the vehicle

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Windows clean, in good condition, open and close properly and view not obstructed.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Pedals have good anti-slip condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Driving controls, seat and head rest positions adjusted correctly

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Mirrors correctly aligned

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Safety belts adjusted and working correctly

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • All instrument gauges and warning lights working correctly

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Prior to Driving

  • No excessive play in the steering wheel and brake pedal

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • No excessive smoke or noise from exhaust

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Check goods/materials carried in vehicle (vehicle cabin or boot) are placed and secured appropriately

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • On-the-Road

  • All warning lights off

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Defect Details

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  • Date:

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