When developing the Grey Fleet Safety Management Guide, the Working Group recognised that a Pre-Start Checklist was a crucial piece of guidance. The degree may vary depending upon the age of the vehicle but is still a crucial risk management approach for organisation in managing their Grey Fleet risk.

Why should I undertake a pre-start check before driving my personal vehicle as part of the Grey Fleet?

A pre-start safety check can help to ensure a vehicle is safe to use, ensuring the safety of the driver. A pre-start safety check also helps to protect the liability of all parties in the event of an incident involving Grey Fleet. This checklist can be provided to assist in proving that the vehicle was safe to use for work purposes.

For more information, see the NRSPP’s Grey Fleet Safety Management Guide.