Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Other Dangerous Defects Mobile App
The primary purpose of the Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Other Dangerous Defects
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 applies to all vehicles and trailers. Whilst this manual attempts to be comprehensive and cover all reasons for failure which could be dangerous it is inevitable that due to changes in design, or other reasons, from time to time dangerous defects may be found which are not described in any of the reasons for failure in the other items in this manual. If a defect of this type is found, which is such that the use of the vehicle on the road would involve a danger of injury to any person, this would justify a failure under this item. In addition it would be appropriate to issue an Immediate Prohibition for a defect of this nature. It is not intended that this item should be used as a matter of routine but only for exceptional cases. If a failure is recorded under this item full details must be shown on the test card and a copy should be sent to Testing and Support Services so that any trends can be noted and amendments made to the manual if necessary.