When VOSA first offered guidance on testing commercial trailers they advised,
“The way to use a decelerometer is to first test the drawing vehicle on its own. Then connect the trailer and the deceleration rate should be similar i.e. the trailer is doing its fair share of work. This is not an exact science but would be enough to give you confidence the trailer brakes were working.”
Using a decelerometer to test trailer brakes is a positive method for any operator to complete regular vehicle testing that can be recorded and used as evidence if required. With “Duty Of Care” being top of the agenda for most managers, staff need to demonstrate what best they can do to achieve a safe working environment for employees and the general public.
The BrakeCheck decelerometer is clearly the best solution available in the UK for quick testing vehicle braking systems. It has become “The Industry Standard” for CV testing since it will test tractor units, rigid trucks and also incorporates an infra-red printer to allow repairers and internal maintenance workshops the opportunity to create and maintain an inspection record for their commercial tractors and trailers with hard copy evidence creation within a single cost effective solution.
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