Know exactly what you must do as part of a walk around check and understanding reporting procedures.

Drivers have certain legal responsibilities that they must adhere to within their job role. One of these responsibilities is carrying out daily walk around checks and the reporting of any defects to ensure the vehicle they are driving is safe and roadworthy. This course is designed to help drivers understand their legal responsibilities and provide guidance that details exactly what they need to do and how to do it. This short course will ensure compliance and correct operating procedures when it comes to walkaround checks and defect reporting.

This course is primarily aimed at drivers, however, transport office staff, transport managers and O’licence holders will benefit from the course as it will provide clear guidance on exactly what staff should be doing when completing a walk-around check to ensure operator and driver compliance.

What Will You Learn?

This course will provide you with a clear understanding of your legal obligations as a driver along with providing you with a step-by-step guide to carrying out safety checks and a daily walk around check. You will also learn how to report defects correctly to ensure compliance. 

Course Curriculum

What will I learn in this course?

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Accessing Student Support

    • Introduction to Daily Walk Round Checks

  • 2

    Driver’s Legal Responsibilities

    • Legal Responsibilities

  • 3

    Daily Walk Round Safety Checks

    • Safety Checks - Key Points

    • Daily Walk Round Check DVD

  • 4

    Carrying out a Daily Walk Round Check

    • Checks To Carry Out

    • PSV Drivers Walkaround Checks - Quick Guide

  • 5

    Defect Reporting

    • Defect Reporting

  • 6

    Walkaround and Defect Reporting Test

    • Daily Walk Round Checks Test

  • 7


    • Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness - Revised 2018

    • PSV Driver Walk Round Check

    • Sample PSV Defect Report

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This course is a benefit for drivers and In addition transport office staff, transport managers and O’licence holders will benefit from the course as it will provide clear guidance on exactly what staff should be doing when completing a walk-around check to ensure compliance.


Upon completion of this course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion accredited by NTP Online Learning.

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    Upon completion of the course, you will receive a completion certificate that will act as proof as training for your personal CPD record.

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