Vehicle Inspection Checklists

The objective of a vehicle inspection is to ensure your vehicles are free from mechanical issues and conform to the relevant standards. It is typically performed by authorized automotive service professionals to identify defects and required repairs. Identify problems early so repairs or replacements can be made.

Use iAuditor to conduct your vehicle inspections on your mobile device, capture vehicle defects, license plate information and generate reports on the spot. iAuditor is the world’s most powerful inspection app and is used by businesses and teams to streamline their reporting workflows. We have compiled a collection of vehicle checklists you can download and customize.

Improving road safety through vehicle inspections

A vehicle inspection is very important for any vehicle that is out on the road. A thorough inspection is performed by an authorized technician and typically evaluates the following:

  1. Exterior Parts - tires, wheels, windshield, lighting
  2. Engine System - steering mechanism, fuel system, engine operation, exhaust system, coupling devices
  3. Safety System - brakes, suspension, tires
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Vehicle Inspection Checklist

22-Mar-18 | 45 Downloads

This generic vehicle inspection template can be used by an authorized inspector to identify defects and mechanical issues for most vehicles. Begin by capturing general information of the vehicle including VIN, license plate and mileage and take a photo of the general condition of the vehicle. The template then prompts the inspector to check the brake system, coupling devices, engine operation, exhaust system and other critical safety components. Finalize the report by providing a list of recommendations and rate the overall roadworthiness of the vehicle.

With the use of iAuditor, you can take photo evidence of the defects identified and provide best recommendations for remedial actions. This will save you time and effort to create efficient reports. Preview a sample completed report below.

Daily Truck Checklist

Use this checklist before commencing long commercial trips to ensure your truck or heavy vehicle is roadworthy. Conduct a walk-around of the vehicle making sure to inspect the general condition of the vehicle, exterior, in-cab and engine compartment. Conclude by rating the overall condition and roadworthiness of the vehicle.

Driver Training Checklist

Driver assessment training template used to assess the performance and safety of commercial drivers. Capture photo of drivers license and driver details. Check if the driver follows standard start-up procedures. While driving assess the drivers engine management, driving skills and speed management. At the end of the trip check shut down procedures and rate the overall professionalism of the driver. Speak to the driver and record any past incidents that have occurred. Conclude the assessment by discussing and recording what additional actions or training is required. Use iAuditor to complete these assessments on your mobile while riding with the driver and generate reports on the spot.

Forklift Operator Daily Checklist

Use this checklist before use of forklift trucks to ensure that the equipment is safe to use. Conduct general pre-start checks to inspect the physical condition of the truck (including tyres, plates, guards) as well as fluid levels and battery condition. After starting the vehicle, check to ensure all controls, signals, steering and brakes are in proper working condition. Document any hazards or items that need to be repaired and generate a report on the spot. You can modify this checklist for your specific forklift vehicle (e.g. propane, electric, yard trucks).

Vehicle Accident Report

Vehicular accidents inevitably occur anytime and anywhere. Use this vehicle accident report to generate a summary of a vehicle accident. This can be used to identify the root cause of the accident, document physical damages of vehicle, and record witness statements. Capture photo evidence of the injury and environment and track the exact location of the accident being reported.

Vehicle Pre-Commissioning Checklist

This vehicle pre commissioning checklist can be used before purchasing a vehicle for work. Capture registration and photos of the vehicle intended to be purchased. Ensure the vehicle is fit for purpose and all registration, permits and licences have been sought. Check that relevant safety and training practices are in progress. You can modify this template for your workplace and pre-approval requirements.

Follow these 5 steps to start performing mobile inspections

  1. Create a free iAuditor account to get started
  2. Download a template above and modify it for your workplace or browse our template library for more
  3. Install the iAuditor app on your mobile or tablet and perform an inspection
  4. Take photos, create actions and generate reports on your device
  5. Invite your teammates. Save time, save lives
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