Next week: all about MAINTENANCE
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Section 64 of the Transport Act 1968 requires the Licensing Authorities to ensure that operators have adequate maintenance facilities and arrangements. Many established operators are finding that their own facilities do not meet the requirements. Next week in CM we look at the whole question of facilities: • What the DoE examiners look for.
• What servicing the small operator can expect from an agent.
• How equipment can save downtime.
• A possible solution to spares problems. In addition we have surveyed vehicle washing machines, wallchart systems and workshop space heaters. There is a detailed report on how consultancy has drastically altered a large psv operator's maintenance methods, and expert advice on how to plan the layout of a workshop, and step-by-step advice on how to get it built.