Daily Checks – You’ve got to be kidding!

By FLEET e-news posted 14-04-2021 12:09


Daily Checks – You’ve got to be kidding!


By: Anonymous Fleet Manager

You’ve got to be kidding! I’ve just been going through some heavy vehicle daily check sheets and they are R.U.B.B.I.S.H. Boxes not marked, writing that’s illegible, no name or date provided etc. etc. We’ve all seen it. Others look so clean, neat and tidy they must have been completed in an operating theatre rather than the depot yard?

People need to understand that Daily Checks are part of our maintenance system that we are legally obliged to provide. And guess what – if an operator doesn’t complete them as instructed or doesn’t take due care, they are in the frame for the breach along with the rest of us.

Come on. Daily Checks are important and form part of a legal obligation to ensure safety. Let’s do them properly.

To stop our Anonymous Fleet Manager (AFM) blowing a gasket, we created Internal Combustion, a monthly column for fleet-related rants that lets him blow off some steam. Got a fleet gripe you'd like to get his opinion on? Email the editor who will pass it on to AFM... when he's in a good enough mood, that is.



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