Roadworthiness & Categorisation of Defects Awareness Course

vehicle inspection

Lloyd Morgan Groups’ Roadworthiness & Categorisation of Defects Awareness course is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of vehicle inspection technicians, workshop supervisors and engineering managers to allow them to make informed decisions on defects that are identified within the maintenance process.

This course is based upon the DVSA Categorisation of Defects Manual and is available for both road transport (HGV) and passenger transport (PSV) staff.


  • Understanding of DVSA’s Inspection standards to ensure compliance
  • Increased knowledge of skills required to correctly assess vehicle defects which will allow staff to make informed decisions on vehicle downtime and availability to lessen the risk on non-compliance
  • Peace of mind in the roadworthiness of your vehicles through a more skilled workforce which safeguards public safety but also demonstrates effective risk management.

Roadworthiness & Categorisation of Defects Awareness Course

Who is it aimed at?

Anyone in the HGV or PSV industry, who is actively responsible for preventative maintenance safety inspections (PMI) or annual test preparation, including

Workshop Supervisors and Operatives

Vehicle Inspectors

Engineering Managers


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

  • Brief overview of operator licensing
  • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and enforcement
  • Understanding Prohibitions
  • Categorisation of defects – immediate, delayed and inspection notice defects
  • Decision making on vehicle serviceability
  • Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)
  • Fix Graduated Penalties
  • The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness

There is also a practical element to this course


The course is delivered face to face in a classroom or online.


The course is 2 full days

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

Why Choose Lloyd Morgan Group for your Roadworthiness & Categorisation of Defects Awareness Course?

Experienced Trainers

All our team of trainers are fully competent and quality-assured instructors and engineers and have years of experience working within the industry. They provide first class training drawn on by real life experience.

Save time & money

Knowing your staff are correctly identifying any defects and making the right recommendations regarding a repair or not, will help save your business time and money

Lloyd Morgan Group can also provide

Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence

Workshop Manager & Supervisor Course

Operator Licencing Awareness Training

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