Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Windscreen Wipers and Washers Mobile App
The primary purpose of the Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Windscreen Wipers and Washers
How does it work?
mobile app is to support staff in conducting the annual testing of vehicles. The app is useful to those responsible for the maintenance of large commercial vehicles so that they remain well informed on the current minimum legal standards for roadworthiness. It must be emphasised that these are minimum acceptable standards, which do not necessarily allow for further deterioration when the vehicle is in service.
This inspection applies to all vehicles except those with an opening windscreen or where an adequate view can be obtained by some other means. Wipers must be able to clear an adequate area of the screen to give the driver a view of the road to the front and in front of both sides of the vehicle. Washers must provide enough water to enable the wipers to clear the screen effectively. Frozen washers are to be considered ineffective. There is no requirement to check that wipers self park.