Vehicle Walk Around Checks
About The Extra Foot
The Extra Foot was designed to assist the Transport Industry comply with their “O” licence undertakings of carrying out daily vehicle walk around checks, which are described as vital, essential and critical.
It provides companies with the Best Available Technique to properly check their vehicles brake lights and to check for air leaks (click here for air leak demo) in the braking system as specified in VOSA and DVA guidelines to roadworthiness, as well as assisting a driver to easily and safely clean their mirrors at any stage of journey for a clearer and safer vision. Using the Extra Foot helps companies comply to Health and Safety legislation of ensuring their employee’s have the right equipment to do their job properly, and to do all they reasonably can to reduce risks. Death and injury on our roads are preventable and proper vehicle walk around checks are a potent weapon in the fight to reduce the carnage and are why an Operator must sign up to carry them out as one of the undertakings of their “O” licence. Failure to comply is illegal, and the penalties could be severe, especially if the worst was to happen and your company was faced with a public inquiry, if your company’s “O” licence was revoked could it survive? could it take a massive financial hit? is it worth the risk? The dangers of defective brake lights are plain to see, but air leaks can be potentially lethal, they can cause the brakes to lock-up automatically, which could lead to loss of control, the vehicle jack-knifing, overturning, going on fire or abruptly stopping in a dangerous place. Dirty mirrors create the biggest blind spots and a driver may make a manoeuvre without being sure it is safe to do so. Short clip on blind spots!! It is vitally important daily vehicle walk around checks are carried out properly as the rewards are high, potentially dangerous vehicles can be taken off our roads until repaired, vehicle downtime and breakdowns are reduced, targets and deadlines can be met, accident reductions can lead to lower insurance premiums and most importantly, an improvement in road safety by an industry that gets more than its fair share of bad press.
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This article was written by table59