HGV Categorisation of Defects

This course is designed to equip and develop vehicle inspection technicians, workshop supervisors and engineering managers with the relevant information and skills to make informed decisions on vehicle defects.

Who should attend?

  • Workshop supervisory and vehicle maintenance staff responsible for preventative maintenance safety inspections (PMI) or annual test preparation. The course focuses on the importance of maintaining vehicles and the responsibilities of the operator and inspectors alike.

Benefits of attending

  • In attending the course the candidate will have increased knowledge of vehicle legislation giving the candidate the required skills to correctly assess vehicle defects, boost confidence and thus allow informed decisions on vehicle downtime and availability to lessen the risk of noncompliance.

Course content

  • Brief overview of operator licensing
  • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and enforcement
  • PG9 – paperwork associated with enforcement
  • Categorisation of defects – immediate, delayed and inspection notice defects
  • Decision making on vehicle serviceability

Course duration

2 days

Maximum 8 to 10 delegates


Members £1,847+VAT

Non-members £2,398.75+VAT

Booking and information

This course is only available as an in-company option. For more information please email training@fta.co.uk or call 03717 11 22 22.