Coach & Bus Maintenance Systems
“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.”
DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness
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 (one hears anecdotally that sometimes even different DVSA officers have different views on what is required).
Here at Pellys Transport & Regulatory Law we have many years experience of setting up effective systems for operators. If done correctly, implementing, running and recording the necessary systems to deliver on the ultimate goal – safe vehicles and safe drivers etc. – need not become an overwhelming distraction from the daily business of running the vehicles safely as well as successfully.