The Road Vehicles Regulation (1986) is the UK regulation enforced by Police and VOSA, operators of agricultural vehicles must also comply with Provision and Use of Work equipment Regulations 1998. Both of these regulations contain provisions requiring tractors and trailers, including braking safety, to be properly maintained and regularly assessed as safe for use.
Merit Inspection Solutions Ltd will deliver an on site mobile rolling road testing unit. The unit is completely self contained requiring only an area of level concrete to locate the unit on and be able to drive your trailers over. The unit tests wheels both stationery and with the wheels turning, at a low rolling speed. This is key to the efficiency of the test.
The test will deliver detailed information on the percentage of braking efficiency of each axle of each wheel on each axle. The test will also identify any variation between each wheel of each axle – this variation can often be significant. We are able to test a minimum of three trailers per site. We also offer day rates if you have sufficient amount of trailers, or if you wish to cooperate with neighbours to share a day.
“I wanted a proper test of our trailer brakes, rather than just a visual inspection. A test that gave me readings on each wheel, identify failings, and that was done safely with the trailer stationary and stable. That’s saved us money, avoiding unnecessary parts and labour where it’s not required.”
“We took four of our mainline trailed implements and trailers to be tested. All passed with over 50% braking efficiency. Money very well spent.”
‘I was impressed with the way that the engineer worked with us. If a trailer had an issue we were able to make adjustments to bring it up to standard and then retest it to pass. The process was a lot more efficient than I’d expected and the test Certificate was produced immediately’
Merit Inspection Services provides inspection services for all types of equipment and machinery to meet LOLER, PUWER, Trailer Brake Testing, Portable Application Testing (PAT) and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) requirements.
Free advice by phone
No-obligation quote for identified inspection requirements
Inspection service contract and schedule
Inspections by competent, professional engineers by appointment
Feedback if any serious defect is identified and review of any queries arising from inspection before end of visit
Online, hardcopy and digital report on completed inspections
Certification of equipment and machinery upon successfully passing the inspection
Ongoing management of all inspection schedules, providing timely and thorough reinspection, and ensuring that you maintain legal compliance at all times