Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Pressure/Vacuum Warning and Build Up
The primary purpose of the Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Pressure/Vacuum Warning and Build Up
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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 unladen weight of less than 3050kg where the vacuum reservoir is coupled direct to the engine induction manifold. These vehicles do not require a pressure/vacuum warning device (if it is not possible to determine the unladen weight of a vehicle, the presenter should be given the opportunity to produce some evidence of the unladen weight before failing the vehicle). Vehicles used from 1 April 1983 can be fitted with either a visual warning device or an audible warning device. If both are fitted only one need work. Vehicles first used before 1 April 1983 must be fitted with a visual warning device. If an audible warning device is also fitted this is considered to be an addition to the mandatory requirement
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