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Light Vehicle Pre-Start Inspection Checklist

Use this pre-made template to get an idea of what you need to include in your light vehicle pre-start inspection. Remain compliant with federal and state regulations with a visual reminder of everything that needs to be checked before driving off the lot.
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Light Vehicle Pre-Start Inspection Checklist

CATEGORY A,B & C FAULTS

Tap YES if no defects Tap NO if defective

CATEGORY A FAULT - MANDATORY FOR PIT ACTIVITIES

Lights (Head, Park, Tail)

Lights (Stop, Indicators, Reverse)

Lights(Beacon)

Whip aerial & flag

Horn

CATEGORY A FAULT - The vehicle must not be operated until repaired

Tyres, (incl. spare), rims & nuts

Fluid Leaks

Build up - vegetation

Coolant level

Brake/Steering/Clutch Oil

Engine Oil

Seats - Damage / Secure

Seat belts

Fire Extinguisher

Excessive steering play

Pedal travel

Brake Operation

Park Brake Operation

(check name not set)

CATEGORY B FAULT - Supervisor/ repairer to authorise operation & repair scheduled

Doors, Locks and Handles

Lights (Head, Park, Tail)

Lights (Stop, Indicators, Reverse)

Lights (Beacon, Flag)

Reverse Alarm

Number Plates

Horn

Damaged / Distorted items

Fluid and oil leaks

Battery Restrained

Loose Items

Instrument / Dash Lights

Controls

Windscreens / Windows

Windscreen Washers

Mirrors- internal & External

A/C Heater

Communication Devices

Abnormal noises

Housekeeping

Steering Column Adjuster

Driver's Seat Adjuster

CATEGORY C FAULT - Vehicles can be operated - repair scheduled / fault addressed

Mudflaps

Panel damage

Wiper Blades

Air Intake Pre-claener

Build Up of Mud

Washer Fluid

Cab Lights

Accessories

Fuel Level

Cleanliness

First Aid Kit

Jack and Tools

Safety Triangles

Wheel Chocks

High Visibility Vest

Torch

Drinking Water

Vehicle Risk Assessment

Pedal Pad Condition

SIGN OFFS

COMMENTS ON FAULTS

Faults not listed above - Risk Assessment or repair performed prior to operating vehicle

Details of faults identified

SIGN OFFS

Name and Signature

Date :

Supervisor / Repairer Name & Signature (Cat A & B Faults only) :

Date:

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