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How long should a daily walk around check last? Is there any minimum time limit?

Some erroneous information is circulating that a daily walk around check must last a minimum period of time. There is no minimum period; however, we would suggest taking between 5 and 10 minutes to carry out a comprehensive check. Remember to insert your tachograph prior to carrying out your daily walk around check and set the mode switch to “cross hammers” to record the activity of other work as this is a legal requirement.

Some operators can have doubts over the effectiveness of a driver’s daily check. This can result in ‘driver discoverable’ defects being picked up during safety inspections. Contact us today for some free advice on how to address these issues.

Here is some guidance on what your daily walk around check should include.

Interested in learning more about daily walk-around checks?

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