Naijauto.com has been following the activities of the Nigerian FRSC for quite some time now and so far, we appreciate how much the commission is interested in new and helpful innovations.
Just recently, the commission instituted a “Safe-to-Load” checklist. This list has been put forward in order to help drivers or car owners curb tanker fire outbreaks, economic waste, road crashes, and the negative impacts of these things on the environment itself.
This newly instituted “Safe to Load” checklist completely involves drivers, safety officers, managers, and depot owners in the field of petroleum product transportation and distribution across Nigeria.
With the recently increased rates of unprecedented fire outbreaks reoccurring everywhere in Nigeria, a new set of FRSC officers will be directly posted to various depots just to assist the owners, drivers and managers adhere strictly to these new regulations.
Check below the FRSC “Safe to Load” commercial vehicles’ checklist - the list of things that will be checked by standard before FRSC can allow any commercial tanker or truck to load from now on:
For quite some time now, the number of fallen tankers causing fire outburst have really increased in Nigeria
The brake pedals, brake fluids and the overall brake effectiveness and condition.
Interior lights, dashboard lights, reverse lights, revolving lights, brake lights, headlamps, and signal lights
Oil leakages, oil viscosities, and oil levels
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4. Wipers, Windshields, Water
Wiper functionality, windshield cracks, and water levels
Damaged or broken side mirrors
6. Fan belts
Cuts, looseness, and cracks of the fan belts will be checked.
Remember to check for cuts and cracks on fan belts before driving!
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7. Alternators, alternator belts and Air pressures
Cuts or looseness of the alternator belts, alternator functionalities and also air pressure levels
8. Cabin, Coolant
Cracks in the vehicle’s cabin compartment, excessive temperature rise, and excessive drops or low levels in textures.
Check the tyres for high or low pressures, uneven wears, cuts, nuts looseness on wheels and wheel bolts.
We are have seen a lot of new regulations like this in the past but were never put in effect as expected. If only this checklist could be strictly implemented and adhered to, then we should expect to see less of road accidents caused by trucks, tankers and other huge commercial vehicles in Nigeria.
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