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DVSA Maintenance Investigations Changing

3 Sep 2020

Maintenance investigations are changing


The Maintenance Investigation Visit Reports (MIVR), which DVSA carries out to ensure operators have the right systems and facilities in place to maintain their vehicles, are changing.

The MIVR form is being updated to reflect this. This is the document that DVSA staff complete during a visit. These reports can be given to the Traffic Commissioners if the operator’s systems or facilities are not good enough.

Operators will always receive a copy of these reports and along with other feedback to help them improve if necessary.

The changes

There are some new areas that DVSA will be checking on MIVR visits, some of them include:

•            management of exhaust emissions

•            wheels and tyres

•            safety recalls

•            vehicle security.


You should read about the changes to ensure you stay compliant.

The guide for operators on MVIR has also been updated to reflect this. It includes helpful links on improving your maintenance systems.