The last thing you want is for the DVSA to discover incomplete vehicle checks and improper defect recording. It can result in the curtailment of individual vehicles or worse, your entire fleet.
As an operator you are required to be able to demonstrate that vehicle checks are being carried out, that fraudulent documentation is not being submitted, that drivers are equipped to record & report any defects, and that there is a clear process and system in place.
With respect to vehicle and trailer braking efforts a decelerometer is a modern cost effective and simple to use system that not only ensures you will be compliant but also offers intelligence on the vehicle or trailers performance as part of a vehicle maintenance audit.
When it comes to audits or inspections there will be no grey areas with your records, you will easily be able to demonstrate what, where, when and the outcome of all testing conducted on your fleets brakes.
The Bowmonk brake meter comes in several configurations to allow you to test the vehicles brakes effectively without danger of cross contamination of results. The standard unit is suitable for testing bus, coach, 4×4 tests whereas the TRUCK version has an additional memory slot to allow you to capture not only service and parking brake readings but also those of the secondary system.
GETECH kits include not only the decelerometer, but also an infra-red printer in a hard carry case. This allows you total freedom to roam around your site testing and recording vehicle braking efforts before immediately attaching them to the vehicles’ service record.
These decelerometers are available from £360+VAT. The Bus & Coach specific variant which includes the decelerometer and printer can be purchased for £540+VAT or £640+VAT for the HGV Kit – this includes full delivery and a 2 year calibration certificate.
For more information contact us direct on 0844 800 9785 or view specific product information by following the link to our webpage.