Vehicle First Used Checks and Defect Reporting

It is the drivers responsibilities to ensure their vehicle is safe to drive before setting off by conducting a first use walk-around check of the vehicle.

This module aims to outline to drivers the responsibilities and defect reporting systems involved in maintaining vehicles in a roadworthy condition, regardless of fleet size, vehicle type or operating conditions. This module will include how to correctly document the walk-around check and review the system of defect reporting.

The course includes:

  • Defect reporting process
  • The walkround check
  • Tyre control
  • Vehicle technology & safety devices
  • Roadside prohibitions and fixed penalty notices


This course can be combined with any of our other 3½ hour courses to complete the required 7 hours of Driver CPC training.

Course Objective:

By the end of the session, drivers will have been remined to the importance of ensuring vehicles used are in a safe condition . Attending this course will help them to stay safe and keep them – and anyone they may work for – on the right side of the law.

Course Duration:

3½ hours