Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection manual: trailers

How trailers are inspected when they're being approved under the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) scheme to make sure they're safe to be used.


IVA inspection manual: trailers

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This inspection manual is used by DVSA examiners, vehicle presenters and anyone who wants to familiarise themselves with the requirements and procedures of testing trailers (vehicle categories 01, 02, 03 and 04) under the IVA scheme.

Published 30 April 2012
Last updated 29 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. Update to IVA inspection manual
  2. A concession for Lateral protection systems on Centre Axle Trailers, has been added to the Time Bound Concessions part of the Version Control section.
  3. Latest version of the manual reflects changes in processes.
  4. A draft copy of the new version of the manual is a now available to view.
  5. First published.