VOSA’s 2012 HGV Inspection Manual (consolidated edition) and other associated documents are now available.
Thanks to Steve Williams – the oracle of all things compliance – from TruckUK, Tachoblog can tell you that as with everything from VOSA, the documentation is only available online, by going to http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/publications/manualsandguides/vehicletestingmanualsandguides.htm
Now click below for more on the 2012 HGV Inspection Manual from Steve…
Steve says that ‘changes to the HGV annual test were introduced from the beginning of this year – 1 January 2012.
“However, VOSA have already made it known that if a vehicle is presented and it has what is now designated as a defect, taking into account the new requirements, examiners have been instructed to mark these as advisories and not failures, until April 2012.
“I would advise all operators and nominated Transport Managers to take time to look through the new manual and other documentation, or at least to ensure that their maintenance providers are fully aware of the changes, to ensure first time pass rates are not compromised, thereby affecting the company OCRS.
“Always remember, when it comes to the operator licence it is the operator who is responsible for the maintenance standards, irrespective of what contractual agreement there is with a third party maintenance provider.”