Tyre management is an important issue for commercial vehicle operators.
A tyre that’s legal on the day of an inspection may not be before the next PMI.
It’s up to your technician to make a careful judgement on whether the tyre will still be legal by the time the next inspection comes up.
Having a tyre replacement or re-cutting policy that’s appropriate to your business will help. It’s a simple and safe approach.
Vehicles running off-road should be checked by drivers every time they leave those sites.
If you think there are greater risks, ask an external contractor to check your tyres every week or fortnight.
Wheel security guidance should always be followed – keep a record of this too.
Wheel Securtiy Checks
As part of their pre-use checks, drivers must carry out a visual inspection of the vehicle wheels for security and damage. Drivers are legally required to report any defects.
By using the CheckedSafe system, your drivers can report issues in real time and any defects they come across when inspecting they wheels.Things to look out for are:
- signs of damage to nuts, studs etc
- cracked wheels, nuts, washers etc
- distorted rims
- elongation of stud holes
- missing, broken or loose fixings/components
- signs of wheel looseness
- bright metal in the area of nut and washer seating
- rust that can be seen radiating out from the area of the nut and washer
- the position of wheel nut indicator devices (if fitted), which can indicate if wheel nuts have moved
- blocked ventilation holes
Any reports created are available from within the CheckedSafe Compliance Management System. The reports will show any defect(s) reported and how they were rectified.
Read more about Wheel Security Torque Procedures
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