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HGV 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.
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07/21/2022

HGV 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

  • In-Cab Checks

  • Good visibility for driver through cab windows and mirrors. All required mirrors fi tted and adjusted correctly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Driving controls, seat and driver safety belt adjusted correctly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Windscreen washer, wipers, demister and horn operating correctly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Tachograph calibrated with correct hours. Speed limiter plaque displayed.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • All instruments, gauges and other warning devices operating correctly (including ABS/EBS in-cab warning lights).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • No air leaks or pressure drop.

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

  • Vehicle sitting square and not leaning to one side.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Tax, insurance and transport discs (if applicable) present and valid. Number plates clearly visible.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Wheels in good condition and secure. Tyres undamaged with correct infl ation and tread depth.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • All lights, refl ectors and markings fi tted, clean and in good condition.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Exhaust secure with no excess noise or smoke.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Air & electrical suzies and connectors fi tted correctly (inc. ABS / EBS cable).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Vehicle access, steps, catwalk or drawbar coupling in good condition.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Vehicle body / wings / guards, side and rear / curtains and straps / doors / tail lift in good condition.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fifth wheel located and locked correctly, landing legs and handle in correct position.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Trailer park brake operating correctly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Air suspension correctly set.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Engine oil, water, windscreen washer reservoir and fuel levels checked and no leaks.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Prior to Leaving Depot

  • Steering and brakes operating correctly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Loads secured and weight distributed correctly.

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

  • Tachograph, speedometer and speed limiter operating correctly

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • ABS/EBS warning lights off .

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Defect Details

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  • Date:

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