Driver Pre Use Check Training


Lloyd Morgan Group’s Driver Pre Use Check Training course is designed to help educate drivers in the correct methodology to undertake a daily walk around check on their vehicles in accordance with DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. The driver pre use check / daily driver walk around check is one of the key elements to an operators maintenance system.

The office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) estimates that 85% of roadside fines for infringements could be avoided if the driver had performed a walk around check before beginning a journey.

The course can be delivered to operators in the road transport (HGV) and passenger transport (PSV) industry.


  • Compliance with the DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness
  • Improves vehicle safety through thorough checks
  • Reduced vehicle downtime through detecting defects early
  • Saves escalating maintenance costs, prohibitions, increased OCRS scores and keeps public inquiries at bay
  • Educates drivers on the impact of their failure to carry out a comprehensive walk around check on a company’s O Licence.
  • Reduces roadside fines for infringements

Driver Pre Use Check Training

Who is it aimed at?

Any HGV, PSV or commercial driver


The course will educate the driver in the correct methodology for undertaking a pre use defect check / daily walk around check thoroughly.

The course will include:

  • How to identify defects
  • How and why defects should be reported
  • Understanding the role, they play and the impact they have on a company’s O licence

There is classroom elements and a practical session to apply what has been presented and improve their pre use defect checking skills.


Courses are delivered onsite at a time to suit you


The course is half a day and are run AM and or PM

A certificate of attendance is issued following course completion, which proves evidence that attendees have taken positive steps to demonstrate their professionalism and continued development

Why choose Lloyd Morgan Group for your Driver Pre Use Check Training

Experienced Trainers

All our team of trainers are fully competent in completing walk around checks and have years of working within the industry. They provide first class training drawn on by real life experience.


Our courses are flexible and designed to work with you and your business requirements, helping to reduce disruption whilst on site.

Saves time and money

Knowing your drivers have a better awareness of how to carry our a walk around check and report any defects will help reduce defects and save you time and money from roadside repairs and recovery.

Lloyd Morgan can also provide

Driver CPC Periodic Training

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Understand & Preventing Bridge Strikes

Safeguarding & Disability Awareness

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100% of customers would recommend our training courses*

* Statistic is based on 100 random customer feedback forms from March to April 2023, where customers said they would definitely or probably recommend us following course they had attended.