Inspect light vehicles
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 testing methods and equipment.
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 confirm that equipment has been calibrated to meet manufacturers' and legal and statutory requirements where necessary
P5 conduct all vehicle inspections and testing following:
P5.1 the manufacturer's approved examination methodsP5.2 recognised methodsP5.3 your workplace proceduresP5.4 health, safety and environmental requirementsP6 ensure your inspection and testing of the vehicle against specification accurately identifies:P6.1 differences from the vehicle specificationP6.2 vehicle appearance and condition faultsP6.3 non-compliance with legal and statutory requirementsP7 work in a way which minimises the risk of damage to the vehicle and its systems, other people and their property and your working environmentP8 make suitable recommendations for future action based upon the results of your tests and inspectionsP9 explain the reasons for your recommendations to the relevant person(s)P10 offer alternative options from your recommendations if the customer does not agree to your plan for future actionP11 ensure your report is accurate, complete and passed to the relevant person(s) within the agreed timescale and in the format requiredP12 complete all inspection activities within the agreed timescaleP13 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 and statutory requirements relevant to the vehicle inspections for: pre-purchase, pre-MOT test, safety, post-accident (pre-repair) and post-accident (post-repair)K3 your workplace procedures for the referral of problems:K4 the importance of making accurate reports of the results of your tests and inspections and interpreting them correctlyK5 the importance of working to agreed timescales and keeping others informed of progressK6 the relationship between time, costs and productivityK7 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 or frame area and electrical area) and the operational tolerances for vehicle(s) on which you are workingK12 how to follow procedures and processes to enable a logical and systematic inspection of vehicles to take placeK13 how to *test the operation and tolerances of vehicle systems and how to assess vehicle condition; including workshop based and road testsK14 how to compare test and inspection results against vehicle specifications and legal requirementsK15 how to record test and inspection results in the format requiredK16 how to make recommendations based upon the results of your inspectionsK17 the full implications of failing to carry out an inspection correctlyK18 the implications of signing workplace documentation and vehicle records
*1. Vehicle inspections* are:
2. Test methods are:1.1. pre-purchase1.2. pre-MOT test1.3. safety1.4. post-accident, pre-repair1.5. post accident, post-repair
3. Equipment includes:2.1. visual2.2. aural2.3. functional2.4. measurement
3.1. emissions testing3.2. brake testing3.3. headlamp alignment3.4. wheel alignment3.5. torque setting3.6. specialist diagnostic equipment3.7. measuring equipment
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 specific customer.
These can be any of the following – light vehicles. Additionally, these vehicles may be SI, CI, Hybrid, Electric 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 inspection schedules, MOT inspection manuals and guides, manufacturers' manuals, Trade Association check lists and workplace procedures.
Links To Other NOS
Indicative Review Date
31 Mar 2024
Engineering, Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician (Automotive), Light Vehicle Service Technician (Automotive), Vehicle Trades
Inspect; motor; vehicles; light; post; accident; pre-work; post-work