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HGV Inspection Standards & Procedures


This course is designed to equip and develop vehicle inspection technicians, workshop supervisors and engineering managers with the relevant information and skills to raise vehicle inspection standards. The course also gives the required knowledge to candidates wishing to undertake the IRTEC Licence underpinning knowledge test and practical assessment.

Who should attend? 

Vehicle maintenance staff responsible for preventative maintenance safety inspections (PMI) or annual test preparation. The course focuses on the importance of maintaining vehicles and the responsibilities of the operator and inspectors alike.

Benefits of attending 

In attending the course the candidate will have increased knowledge of vehicle legislation giving the required skills to correctly assess vehicle defects, boost confidence and thus allow informed decisions on defecting components which lessens premature replacement

Course content 

  • Assessment of delegates’ base knowledge 
  • Overview of operator licensing 
  • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and enforcement, an overview of the enforcement  prohibition system, Traffic Commissioners and the OCRS system 
  • The responsibilities of maintenance staff, drivers and operators as per the DVSA Guide to  Maintaining Roadworthiness 
  • PG9 – paperwork associated with enforcement 
  • The DVSA Inspection Manual 
  • Braking systems exercise and rolling road brake testing exercise (optional) if equipment available 
  • Inspection procedure (theory) 
  • Inspection procedure: a practical demonstration on vehicle inspection technique which is fundamental for candidates wishing to follow the irtec licensing route 

Course duration 

  • 3 days. Maximum 6 delegates
  • Contract and multiple booking discounts available

This course is also available as an in-company option. For more information please email or call 03717 11 22 22. 


Course Dates 2021:

7th-9th September 2021         - St Helens 

14th-16th September 2021     - Ansa (Middlewich)

16th-18th November 2021      - St Helens