Operator to be familiar with the inspection requirements of the vehicle. Refer vehicle manual and/or tablet vehicle folder for additional information as required.
Vehicle Inspection is for the vehicle only. Equipment prestart (e.g. EWP etc.) are to be completed prior to use.

Plant Tests in Date

Plant Safety, Weight, Electrical


Check Conditions of all vehicle tyres, tyre pressure and wheel nuts (tightened)

Trailer jockey wheel (if fitted)

Wheel brace and jack serviceable


Brake, Clutch, Power Steering Fluid, Engine Oil, Radiator Coolant


Windscreen washers


Park brake operational :7 - 10 clicks on mechanical type

Park brake operational :Exhaust noise on pneumatic type

Brake light on dash operating

Brake pedal free play < 20mm and operates smoothly

Exhaust brake functioning

Air pressure warning lights and buzzer operating correctly

Drain air tanks


Indicators/Tail Lights /No. Plate Light/Brake Lights / Rev’ Light & Beeper

Head Lights / High Beam

Beacon light and Work lamps if fitted



No visible fluid leaks on ground

Radiator clear of debris

No unusual drive belts noises when engine running

Clutch engages and releases smoothly with no unusual noise. Gear selector operates smoothly

Check air intake dust indicator (not in red)

No unusual engine noise or smoke whilst engine running.

Inspect fuel water separator (if fitted)

Dash warning lights operating correctly


Steering wheel play < 50mm and operates smoothly


Visible check of suspension components


Seatbelts serviceable

Vehicle clean and tidy

All glass, mirrors and reverse cameras are clean, serviceable and adjusted correctly

Check windscreen washers and wipers

Tablet (current) and cradle

Body Damage

In good condition, damage reported to supervisor/manager

Towing Attachments

Connection point serviceable - air and/or electrical

Tow bar, Tow ball, Tow hook serviceable


First Aid Kit and Fire Extinguisher in date

Spill Kit on vehicle

Full Knapsack, Fire Blanket and Fire Rake on vehicle

Fuel Card

Stabiliser pads and wheel chocks

Vehicle load, accessories, equipment, outriggers stowed and secured

Earth chain and spike (EWP and crane only)



If a fault has been identified, does the fault constitute a hazard. If yes, the vehicle is not to be operated and the manager/supervisor to be notified immediately.

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.