Walkaround Checks & Defect Training - LGV / PCV

The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness states that drivers are legally responsible for the condition of their vehicle when in use on the road and that drivers must report any defects, or symptoms of defects, that could prevent the safe operation of the vehicle. If a vehicle is found to be in an unroadworthy condition, a delayed or immediate prohibition notice will be issued depending on the severity.

Here at Ridgeway Training, our walkaround checks and defect training course provides peace of mind that drivers fully understand their responsibilities when undertaking regular checks and the importance of correctly identifying defects. Drivers will also learn of the consequences for them and the impact for the operator when these crucial checks are missed.

Who should attend?

– Drivers and supervisors
– Those responsible for raising and maintaining transport compliance standards across a team of professional drivers.

Course content

  • Driver and Operator responsibilities
  • Effective maintenance regimes
  • Daily walkaround checks & reporting defects
  • The requirements for record-keeping
  • Police and DVSA roadside stops
  • Outcomes – infringements and penalties


– Reduce the likelihood of roadside prohibitions or prosecution.
– An understanding of where to go to find the right additional guidance on prohibitions and enforcement sanctions.
– Compliance with DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness
– Improves vehicle safety through thorough checks
– Reduce vehicle downtime by detecting defects early
– Saves escalating maintenance costs, prohibitions, increased OCRS scores and keeps public inquiries at bay
– Greater awareness of the impact of a driver’s failure to carry out a comprehensive walk-around check on the company’s O Licence

Course Price & Duration

£595 + VAT

Half-day course, delivered in-company

Price includes tuition, course handouts and certification.

Find out more

For more information or to book this training please call 01293 535850 or drop us an email – info@ridgewaytraining.co.uk