Many safety forms and inspection reports are still done on paper, without the possibility to quickly modify them. TurboFormZ offers a better alternative to canadian businesses: digital safety inspection forms!
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TurboFormZ - Simplify Your Safety Inspections
Due to the growing demand for new forms from our clients, we created TurboFormZ: the first fully customizable form and survey generator developed in Quebec.
You can use our tool to generate and customize forms for your safety inspections and include as many settings as you wish. Take advantage of customizable forms to ensure your compliance with SAAQ (Société d’Assurance Automobile du Québec) standards.
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Learn More About Safety Inspections
What Is a Safety Inspection?
A safety inspection is an inspection of a vehicle before it is used to make sure it is operational and safe to use on Quebec roads. The safety inspection consists of a visual and auditory examination of different elements of the vehicle, and the purpose of this inspection is:
- To discover potential defects as soon as possible;
- To inform the owner or operator of a vehicle as soon as possible of problems discovered;
- To prevent the use of a heavy vehicle that is at risk of causing an accident on the road;
Which Vehicles Need to be Monitored?
- Road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)1 of 4,500 kg or more;
- Road vehicle combinations where at least one vehicle has a GVWR of 4,500 kg or more;
- Buses, mini buses and tow trucks (regardless of GVWR);
- Road vehicles with a GVWR of less than 4,500 kg carrying hazardous materials requiring the application of hazard warning signs;
What Should Be Included in the Safety Inspection Report?
Safety inspection reports may be in paper or electronic format. However, they must include the following elements:
- The vehicle license plate number or unit number listed on the registration certificate;
- The name of the operator;
- The date and time the round was made;
- The municipality or location on the highway where the patrol was conducted;
- Defects noted during the trip;
- Deficiencies noted during the vehicle safety inspection (if none, this must also be indicated);
- The name of the person who conducted the inspection (please print clearly);
- A statement signed by the driver, or the person who conducted the inspection, that the vehicle has been inspected in accordance with applicable requirements;
- If applicable, the signature of the driver who did not conduct the round, certifying that they have read the report and accepted the round;
- The odometer reading if the vehicle is equipped with one.
How to Do a Safety Inspection on a Heavy Vehicle?
The person conducting the inspection should complete an inspection report and record their observations. The report should include: the license plate number or unit number of the vehicle or unit listed on the registration certificate and the name of the person operating the truck.
What Is the Driver's Responsibility?
Heavy vehicle operators must make sure that a safety inspection has been performed on a vehicle within the last 24 hours before driving. Some road vehicles are subject to significant regulations during their inspection by drivers, such as road vehicles carrying hazardous materials.
When Should Security Inspections be Conducted to Ensure the Safety of Vehicles and the Operator's?
Before driving and being on the road, drivers must make sure that their truck has been checked for any defects within the last 24 hours. This law was enacted on November 20, 2016 in Quebec.
What to Do When a Security Inspection Finds Defects?
Studies show that mechanical defects related to brakes, tires, wheels and couplings are a contributing factor in over 10% of heavy vehicle accidents. It is therefore extremely important to repair defects as soon as they are found and recorded in an accident report. A vehicle with defects identified by a roadside inspector, especially if it is carrying passengers, should never be used on the road until it has been repaired.
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