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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.
Added Public service vehicle (PSV) inspection manual (from 1 May 2022)
Updated to latest version of PSV inspection manual. Changes include:
- updates to section 26 'Speedometer/Tachograph'
- updates to section 33 'Speed Limiter'
Full details of changes can be found in the revision record in the PSV inspection manual.
Added the PSV inspection manual (from 1 February 2021) and PSV inspection manual: changes from 1 February 2021
Updated the PSV inspection manual with the latest version. Full details are set out in the change table in the document.
Updated with the latest version of the manual.
Added the version of the PSV inspection manual that will apply from 13 September 2018. Full details are set out in the change table in the document.
Updated the PSV inspection manual that applies from 20 May 2018, and removed the manual that applied until 19 May 2018.
Updated the public service vehicles (PSV) inspection manual and change table that will apply from 20 May 2018.
Added a draft version of the PSV inspection manual that will apply from 20 May 2018.
Added the PSV inspection manual that will apply from 1 October 2015.
Added the PSV inspection manual that comes into effect from 1 April 2015.