Inspect light vehicles using prescribed inspection methods
Business Sectors (Suites): Accident Repair - Joining,Maintenance and Repair - Light Vehicle
Developed by: IMI
Approved on: 30 Mar 2020
This NOS is about carrying out a range of inspections on light vehicles using a variety of prescribed testing and inspection methods.
You must be able to:
P1 use suitable personal and vehicle protective equipment throughout all vehicle inspection activities
P2 use suitable sources of technical information to support your vehicle inspection activities
P3 prepare the vehicle systems and work area for safe working procedures (where appropriate)
P4 carry out systematic vehicle inspections following:
P4.1 manufacturer's approved proceduresP4.2 recognised repair methodsP4.3 health, safety and environmental requirementsP4.4 prescribed documentationP5 confirm all systems and components inspected function correctly following the manufacturer's specificationsP6 ensure your comparison of the vehicle against specification accurately identifies any:P6.1 differences from the vehicle specificationP6.2 vehicle appearance and condition faultsP7 work in a way which minimises the risk of damage to the vehicle and its systems, other people and their propertyP8 make suitable recommendations for future action based upon the results of your tests and inspectionsP9 ensure your records and vehicle-related paperwork are accurate, complete and passed to the relevant person(s) promptly in the format requiredP10 complete all inspection activities within the agreed timescale and to specificationP11 report any anticipated delays in completion to the relevant person(s) promptly
Knowledge and Understanding
You need to know and understand:
Legislative and organisational requirements and procedures *
K1 the legislation and workplace procedures relevant to:
K1.1 health and safetyK1.2 the environment (including waste disposal)K1.3 appropriate personal and vehicle protective equipmentK2 the legislation relevant to the vehicle inspections for pre-work, post-work, pre-delivery and maintenance.K3 the importance of making accurate records of the results of your tests and inspections and interpreting them correctlyK4 the different formats in which records may be stored and how to access and update these records
K5 the importance of working to agreed timescales and keeping others informed progressK6 the relationship between time and costsK7 the importance of reporting anticipated delays to the relevant person(s) promptly
Sources of information
K8 how to find, interpret and use technical informationK9 the importance of using technical information to inform your inspection and testing of vehicles
Testing methods and the conduct of Inspections
K10 the hazards associated with working on or near high energy electrical vehicle componentsK11 how vehicle systems operate (including the engine area, transmission area, chassis / frame area and electrical area) and the operational tolerances for the vehicle(s) on which you are workingK12 how to follow procedures to carry out the systematic inspections described in the scoping statement aboveK13 how to confirm the correct operation of vehicle systemsK14 how to compare test and inspection results against vehicle specifications and legal requirementsK15 how to record test and inspection results in the format required
K16 how to make recommendations based upon the results of your inspectionsK17 the implications of failing to carry out inspections activities correctlyK18 the implications of signing workplace documentation and vehicle records
**1.** **Vehicle inspections** are:
1.1. pre-work (including vehicle health check)1.2. post work (including quality check)1.3. pre-delivery1.4. maintenance
2. Test methods are:2.1. visual2.2. aural2.3. functional2.4. measurement
This section contains examples and explanations of some of the terms used but does not form part of the standard.
Examples include: manufacturer's recommended work times, job times set by your company or a job time agreed with a customer.
Appropriate test equipment to correctly confirm the functionality of the system that you are inspecting; this may include measuring equipment, specialist diagnostic equipment etc.
For example, brakes or tyres.
These can be any of the following – light vehicles Additionally these vehicles: SI, CI, Hybrid or Alternative fuel vehicles.
This is defined as any type of fuel that may be used to power an internal combustion engine, examples would include LPG, bio ethanol etc.
Sources of technical information:*
Examples include pre-determined / pre-printed inspection schedules, manufacturers' manuals and Trade Association check lists, workplace procedures.
Links To Other NOS
Indicative Review Date
31 Mar 2024
Engineering, Light Vehicle Service Technician (Automotive), Vehicle Trades
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