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Changes to Vehicle Safety Inspection Reporting

Vehicle operators will already be aware that both the HGV and PCV annual test have been changed with the addition of two new inspection numbers: 01 (Registration plates) and 58 (Additional Braking Devices).

VOSA examiners expected an operator's systems for safety inspection reporting to include checking of those items from May 2012 at the latest.

At the time VOSA's written advice at earlier this year was:

"VOSA recognises that operators may have large stocks of old forms or electronic systems that do not include these numbers. VOSA understands that these items may be brigaded under other headings and/or added on manually whilst stocks are exhausted and/or before systems are modified. This is acceptable and would not result in a negative assessment.”

The general advice being given is that operators can use up existing stock of inspection pads however it is recommended that you note the two extra checks somewhere on your existing pads, a reminder of the two new codes:

01 – Registration Plates

58 – Additional Braking Devices (for example retarders)

All Novadata's new stock of inspection pads contain the required new inspections numbers in line with the European Commission Directive 2010/48/EU”

Story By: Derek Broomfield

Web Link: novadata

Date : 24-07-2012

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