Inspections & Checks

Minibus checks and inspections — the required maintenance for your minibus

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Rivervale explain what Minibus walkarounds & inspections are and why they're needed.

There is more to running a minibus than you may image. You will need to have either a Section 19 Permit if you are a charitable organisation and/or not running your minibuses for profit, or a PSV Operator's Licence if you are a commercial enterprise.

Either way, there are mandatory maintenance requirements beyond regular servicing and MOTs that both require. These include minibus safety inspections and walkaround checks.

Minibus Safety Inspections

A Minibus Safety Inspection, sometimes called a DVSA minibus safety inspection or a 10-week safety inspection, should be carried out by a qualified engineer every 6 or 10 weeks (depending on the age of the vehicle) to identify any potential issues with the interior and exterior of the vehicle.

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Minibus Safety Inspections
Walkaround Checks

Walkaround Checks

Walkaround checks are completed by the driver or transport manager either daily or before every journey to ensure there is no new damage or issue with the minibus before it goes on the road.

This check helps prevent issues on the road and flags any unreported damage. Rivervale has a free app to help complete and manage these walkaround checks.

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Online Minibus Management Course

Our online Minibus Management Course is designed for anyone involved in managing or driving a minibus under a Section 19 Permit.

It explains the mandatory requirements such as minibus safety inspections and walkaround checks. It includes information on vehicles, licences, driver training and permits.

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Online Minibus Management Course

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