Guidance

Public service vehicle (PSV) inspection manual

The standards followed by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) staff when carrying out a bus or coach annual test (MOT).

Documents

Public service vehicle (PSV) inspection manual

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Public service vehicle (PSV) inspection manual: change table

Details

This manual is for everyone who takes part in PSV examinations and maintenance and explains:

  • acceptable reasons for failure
  • application of specific relevant requirements
  • procedures and standards used during testing

You cannot buy printed copies of the manual from DVSA, but you’re allowed to print your own copies.

Published 18 July 2013
Last updated 20 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the PSV inspection manual that applies from 20 May 2018, and removed the manual that applied until 19 May 2018.
  2. Updated the public service vehicles (PSV) inspection manual and change table that will apply from 20 May 2018.
  3. Added a draft version of the PSV inspection manual that will apply from 20 May 2018.
  4. Added the PSV inspection manual that will apply from 1 October 2015.
  5. Added the PSV inspection manual that comes into effect from 1 April 2015.
  6. First published.