Taking a dangerous goods vehicle for an annual test (MOT)

What checks you must do and the precautions you must take when you take a dangerous good vehicle for its annual test (MOT).


Guide to the inspection of dangerous and hazardous goods vehicles

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This guide explains the procedures of the dangerous and hazardous goods inspection for vehicles and trailers.

The guide outlines the precautions and checks which must be carried out at a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency test station or Designated Premises when these kinds of vehicles are presented for an annual test.

Published 12 June 2013
  1. Step 1 Check when your test is due and get reminders

  2. Step 2 Book the test

    1. Find your nearest test centre and book your test

    The cost will vary depending on where you take the test.

    1. Check the fees for heavy goods vehicles or trailers
    2. Check the fees for public service vehicles

    Fill in an application form before you book your test if it's the first time it's been tested and it's either:

  3. Step 3 Prepare your vehicle

  4. and Prepare the documents you need

  5. Step 4 Take your vehicle to the test

    1. Find out what happens at the test centre

    At the end of the test, you'll be told if your vehicle has passed or failed.