Vehicle Safety

Version: 1.0 06/06/2019

Introduction

This qualification aims to provide candidates with the knowledge and understanding of how to carryout vehicle checks effectively. The target audience is aimed at those working in the construction or utilities industry.

Performance Objectives

  • Use suitable personal and vehicle protective equipment throughout all vehicle safety checks
  • Use suitable sources of technical information to support your vehicle safety check activities
  • Prepare the vehicle and tools and equipment on the vehicle for safe operation
  • Carry out vehicle safety checks and servicing activities in the specified sequence
  • Confirm all systems and components inspected function correctly following the manufacturer's specifications
  • Ensure your comparison of the vehicle against specification accurately identifies any: differences from the vehicle specification; vehicle appearance and condition faults
  • Work in a way which minimises the risk of damage to the vehicle and its systems, other people and their property
  • Report any instances where the checks and servicing activities cannot be fully met or where there are identified defects outside the planned schedule
  • Ensure your records are accurate, complete and passed to the relevant person(s) promptly in the format required (this includes all vehicle related paperwork)
  • Complete all inspection activities within the agreed timescale and to specification
  • Clean the work area and safely dispose of waste materials in accordance with safe working practices and approved procedures

Learning Outcomes

  • Use suitable personal and vehicle protective equipment throughout all vehicle safety checks
  • Use suitable sources of technical information to support your vehicle safety check activities
  • Prepare the vehicle and tools and equipment on the vehicle for safe operation
  • Carry out vehicle safety checks and servicing activities in the specified sequence
  • Confirm all systems and components inspected function correctly following the manufacturer's specifications
  • Ensure your comparison of the vehicle against specification accurately identifies any: differences from the vehicle specification; vehicle appearance and condition faults
  • Work in a way which minimises the risk of damage to the vehicle and its systems, other people and their property
  • Report any instances where the checks and servicing activities cannot be fully met or where there are identified defects outside the planned schedule
  • Ensure your records are accurate, complete and passed to the relevant person(s) promptly in the format required (this includes all vehicle related paperwork)
  • Complete all inspection activities within the agreed timescale and to specification
  • Clean the work area and safely dispose of waste materials in accordance with safe working practices and approved procedures