PSV / HGV Roadworthiness & Categorisation of Defects Awareness Course.


This course is a 2 day course based upon the DVSA Categorisation of Defects Manual.

It is designed to increase the  skills and knowledge to allow staff to make informed decisions on defects that are identified within the maintenance process.

Ideal for:

  • workshop operatives,
  • vehicle inspectors,
  • supervisors
  • engineering managers
  • or anyone who is actively involved with making  decisions with regards to vehicle defects

Working through the manual the candidate will obtain an understanding of:

• Understand how to use the CoD Manual & decision making on vehicle / defect serviceability
• Understanding Prohibitions
• Operator Licencing
• The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness
• DVSA’s Role
• Traffic commissioners Role
• Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)
• Fix Graduated Penalties

There is also a practical element to this course