Daily Walkaround Checks

The HGV Driver Training - Daily Walkaround Checks course is designed to provide comprehensive training to aspiring and existing Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers on the importance and procedures for conducting daily walkaround checks. This course focuses on equipping drivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safety, roadworthiness, and compliance of their vehicles before commencing any journeys.

Understand the importance of daily walkaround checks for HGVs.

Course Objectives: Understand the importance of daily walkaround checks for HGVs
Learn the legal requirements and regulations pertaining to daily vehicle checks
Familiarize drivers with the components and systems to inspect during walkaround checks
Develop practical skills in conducting thorough and effective daily walkaround checks
Identify and report any defects or maintenance issues promptly and accurately
Ensure compliance with company policies, industry standards, and road safety regulations

Introduction to Daily Walkaround Checks:
a. Importance of daily vehicle checks
b. Legal requirements and obligations
c. Consequences of non-compliance

External inspection.

Preparing for Daily Walkaround ChecksSafe Manual Handling Techniques: a. Understanding the vehicle's documentation
b. Identifying key inspection points
c. Gathering necessary tools and equipment

Walkaround Inspection Proceduresehicle Safety and Maintenance:
a. External inspection:
Tires and wheels
Lights and signals
Mirrors and windows
Bodywork and signage

Fuel and fluid leaks
b. Internal inspection:
Cabin controls and indicators
Seat belts and restraints
Windscreen wipers and washers

Emergency equipment: Identifying and Reporting Defects
a. Recognizing common defects and issues
b. Understanding the severity of defects
c. Reporting procedures and documentation
d. Communicating with maintenance staff

Best Practices and Tips:
a. Developing a systematic approach to checks
b. Time management strategies for efficient inspections
c. Maintaining a clean and organized vehicle
d. Personal safety considerations during inspections

Practical Exercises and Assessments:
a. Hands-on practice in conducting walkaround checks
b. Simulated scenarios to test observation and reporting skills
c. Feedback and guidance from experienced trainers

Environmental Considerations: Environmental awareness and sustainable practices
Spill response and waste management procedures
Minimizing environmental impact while driving and operating HGVs

Incident Reporting and Investigation: Importance of reporting incidents, near misses, and hazards
Procedures for documenting and reporting incidents
Participating in incident investigations and learning from them.

By the end of this course: participants will have gained a thorough understanding of the daily walkaround check process and be equipped with the skills to ensure the safety, compliance, and roadworthiness of HGVs.