The objective of this procedure is to show you how to carry out a preliminary visual inspection. Be sure to work in a systematic manner, or you could miss a faulty bulb or other component.
Part 1. Preparation and safety
- Carry out a preliminary visual inspection.
Whenever you perform a task in the workshop you must use personal protective clothing and equipment that is appropriate for the task and which conforms to your local safety regulations and policies. Among other items, this may include:
- Work clothing - such as coveralls and steel-capped footwear
- Eye protection - such as safety glasses and face masks
- Ear protection - such as earmuffs and earplugs
- Hand protection - such as rubber gloves and barrier cream
- Respiratory equipment - such as face masks and valved respirators
If you are not certain what is appropriate or required, ask your supervisor.
- Make sure that you understand and observe all legislative and personal safety procedures when carrying out the following tasks. If you are unsure of what these are, ask your supervisor.
Points to note
- Be sure to work in a systematic manner, or you could miss a faulty bulb or other component.
Part 2: Step-by-step instruction
- Prepare the vehicle
Once a month or prior to any long trip, a vehicle should be checked for overall roadworthiness. The following simple measures will ensure that the vehicle is able to undertake the trip, and provide a warning of potential problems that may need further attention.
- Walk around the vehicle
Begin your inspection by walking around the vehicle, and observing any obvious items that need attention.
- Check exterior component and system operation
Check the body condition to make sure that all the body components are secure. Open and close doors to check that they are operating correctly. Push and pull on the bumpers or fenders and ensure they are secure. Inspect the external mirrors to ensure that they are secure and not broken.