“It is not enough to rely on a maintenance system alone, because this cannot ensure that vehicles are roadworthy. To ensure best practice you will need to combine good quality maintenance practices and skills with supervision and effective management of the system.
The ultimate test will be whether or not a vehicle is, in fact, roadworthy.”
So states the DVSA mantra on the standard which operators must meet when it comes to maintaining their vehicles.
Setting up a compliant and above all effective maintenance system can be a complicated and time consuming task, especially if you have not done so before or if you feel that you are being given conflicting guidance from different organisations or even from different members of the same organisation (operators frequently report to us inconsistencies from DVSA officers themselves).
Pellys Transport and Regulatory Law has spent many years showing operators exactly what systems need to be implemented in order to ‘get them right’. If done correctly, implementing, running and recording the necessary systems to deliver on the ultimate goal (roadworthy vehicles) need not become an overwhelming distraction from the business of running the vehicles successfully.
Pellys Transport and Regulatory Law can help keep you on the road. Call us now on 01279 818280 or click here for more information.