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In the module 4 practical demonstration, you’ll need to show that you can keep your vehicle safe and secure. You’ll be asked about:

You require a score of at least 80 out of 100 points, with at least 15 out of 20 for each topic area.

The following should be used as a guide only.  We recommend you undergo formal, expert training with a LGV driving school

A good LGV Driving School will make time to train you on module 4 practical demonstration.

The questions and video below will give you an understanding of what to expect.

Section 1: ABILITY TO LOAD THE VEHICLE WITH DUE REGARD FOR SAFETY RULES AND PROPER VEHICLE USE

Question 1

Your fully loaded vehicle is ready for you to make a delivery.

A) Show the checks you would make to ensure the vehicle is not overloaded. 

B) If you are still in doubt, what else could you do?

Answers

A)Visual check of the vehicle suspension

A)Check the body for excessive leaning

A)Tyre checks for touching/mud flaps on floor


B)Confirm the weight by taking the vehicle to nearest Weigh Bridge

Question 2

 this empty vehicle you have been asked to collect half a load of palletised paper. 

A) Show, by pointing to the correct distribution area(s) on this vehicle where the load should be placed.

B) Select which restraining device you would use to secure the load.

C) Show me how you would secure the load with the restraining device using the load securing trolley. 

D) Show me how you would release the restraining device.

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Answers

A) Show by pointing to the correct distribution areas on this vehicle

B) Select which retraining device to use  (straps or ropes)

C) Demonstrate competence in the use of webbing strap or ‘dolly knot’ rope

D) Demonstrate competence in releasing the restraining device

Question 3

On this empty vehicle, you have been asked to collect half a load of steel plates.

A) I want you to show me by pointing to the correct distribution areas(s) on this vehicle where the load should be placed

B) Select which restraining device you would use to secure the load.

C) Show how you would secure the load with the restraining device using the load securing trolley.

D) Show how you would release the restraining device.

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Answers

A) Point to the vehicle’s centre of gravity

B) Acceleration could cause the load to move backwards or fall off the back

B) Braking could cause the load to move forward

B) When turning it could cause the load to continue on its original path and fall off the side

Question 4

A) Point to the centre of gravity on this vehicle.

B) Explain what effect driving forces would have on this vehicle if it were fully laden.

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Answers

A) Point to the vehicle’s centre of gravity

B) Acceleration could cause the load to move backwards or fall off the back

B) Braking could cause the load to move forward

B) When turning it could cause the load to continue on its original path and fall off the side

Question 5

You have delivered part of your load and are left with half a load of empty steel cages inside your box van.

A) Show me by pointing to the correct distribution area(s) on this vehicle where this load should be placed. 

B) Select which restraining device you would use to secure the load.

C) Show me how you would secure the load with the restraining device using the load securing trolley.

D) Show me how you would release the restraining device.

Answers

A) Show by pointing to the correct distribution areas on this vehicle

B) Select correct restraint item – load tensioning bar

C) Demonstrate competence in the use of load tensioning bar 

D) Demonstrate how to release the restraining device 

Question 6

A) Show me how to check the maximum authorised mass on this vehicle.

B) Walk around the vehicle showing me what checks you would make to ensure the vehicle is not overloaded.

C) If you are still in doubt, what else could you do?

Answers

A) Identify vehicle design weight plate(s)

B) Body check for any excessive leaning Tyre checks for touching/mud flaps on floor

C) Confirmation by taking vehicle nearest weigh bridge

Question 7

You are about to make a long journey in this vehicle. 

A) Show me what checks you would make to this vehicle’s fuel system and explain what precautions you should take to ensure it remains in a serviceable condition, especially in very cold weather conditions.

Answers

A) Check fuel fill level and fuel cap security

A) Check fuel tank and mountings for condition

A) Explain bad weather fuel measures

A) Check there is enough fuel for the journey (instrument check)

SECURITY OF VEHICLE AND CONTENTS

Question 1

A) When you need to leave your vehicle, where might you consider parking.

B) Demonstrate and explain what safety checks and security precautions you would take

Answers

A) Only park in secure well lit reputable vehicle parks; where possible park with the rear doors against a wall or backing up to another vehicle Remove keys and lock doors

B) Activate or explain the use of any other security features

B) Conduct a walk around security check (checking door seals etc) 

Question 2

You've been given your vehicle for the first time

A) Show all of the practical and visual safety checks you would make before driving the vehicle

Answers

A) Daily walk around checks

A) Cockpit drill

A) Check the handbrake is in neutral before starting the engine

A) Audible/visual warning systems are checked and you have sufficient fuel for the journey 

A) Check vehicle height sign and be aware of it's width and length

Question 3

You're about to drive a high-sided vehicle on an unfamiliar route.

A) Show me the visual checks you would make before starting your journey

B) If there is any doubt of the vehicle's height, what else could you do?

C) If you are involved in a railway bridge strike, what action should you take?

Answers

A) Check the vehicle height sign matches the vehicle or load

A) Plan a suitable route, looking out for any height restrictions

B) Measure the highest point of the vehicle or load

C) Notify the police and railway authorities, using the bridge identification plate

Question 4

Please show me and explain what tyre, wheel and spray suppression checks you would make before driving this vehicle.

Answers

A) Walk around and check all mudguards/flaps

A) Visual check for tread depth and condition of tyres

A) Any foreign debris between double wheels

A) Wheel nuts secure/marker position

Question 5

A) Please walk around the vehicle and explain to me what projections and overhangs there

B) Describe what allowance you would have to make for these projections and overhangs when driving the vehicle.

Answers

A) Identify overhangs and projections 

B) Overhangs can sweep over kerbs when turning, colliding with street furniture, pedestrians other vehicles

B) Mirror projections can come into contact with street furniture, pedestrians and other vehicles

B) Good all-round observation is required as well as extensive use of all mirrors to check for any rear-end sweep

Question 6

You are driving on a motorway and flames appear around one of your tyres.

A) Show me how you would deal with this small fire.

B) Which extinguisher would you NOT use on a fuel fire.

Answers

A) Stop as quickly as possible on the hard shoulder 

A) Contact the emergency services

A) Activate the isolator switch

B) Identify the water extinguisher as NOT suitable

ABILITY TO PREVENT CRIMINALITY AND TRAFFICKING OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

The answers to the following three questions will all be the same

Question 1

You are parked at a border crossing and have left the vehicle unattended.

A) Show me what checks you would make before driving through customs.

Answers

A) Check external compartments

A) Check under and on top (visual if possible) of the vehicle

A) Check inside the cab and load security (trailer seals, curtains etc)

A) Check fuel cap in place (not tampered with). Visual check

Question 2

You’ve had a comfort break just before boarding a cross channel ferry.

A) Show me what checks you would make to this vehicle before driving through customs

Answers

A) Check external compartments

A) Check under and on top (visual if possible) of the vehicle

A) Check inside the cab and load security (trailer seals, curtains etc)

A) Check fuel cap in place (not tampered with). Visual check

Question 3

You are parked at the docks and following a rest break you suspect your vehicle may have been tampered with. 

A) Show me what checks you would make around and within your vehicle before continuing with your journey

Answers

A) Check external compartments

A) Check under and on top (visual if possible) of the vehicle

A) Check inside the cab and load security (trailer seals, curtains etc)

A) Check fuel cap in place (not tampered with). Visual check

ABILITY TO ASSESS EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

Question 1

You are driving on a motorway and flames appear from the engine compartment.

A) Show me how you would deal with this small electrical wire fire.

B) Which extinguisher would you use the fire.

Answers

A) Stop as quickly and safely as possible on the hard shoulder

A) Isolate or disconnect the electrical supply

A) Contact the emergency services

A) Identify the correct extinguisher to use on the electrical system

B) CO2 Powder

Question 2

You suspect a brake fault on this vehicle.

A) Show me what checks you can make to confirm if the compressor is working properly.

B) What checks could you make for identifying air leaks.

Answers

A) Physical check of the air system ensuring air lines are serviceable

A) Emptying the air tanks by pumping the footbrake

A) Restarting the engine and charging the system

B) Stop the engine and listen for leaks/wedge footbrake or ask third party to assist

ABILITY TO PREVENT PHYSICAL RISK

Question 1

From the driver’s seat and externally show me and explain the daily safety check you would make to this vehicle before driving on the road

Brakes
Lights
Wipers
Horn
Mirrors
Tyres

Speedometer
Tachograph
Reflectors
Number Plates
Exhaust Systems
Speed Limiter Settings

It is permissible to take a copy of the check sheet to the module 4 test