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. To get the result, you want we recommend you undergo formal, expert training

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

D) Demonstrate how to release the restraining device 

ANSWERS:

A) Check fuel fill level and fuel cap security

A) Check fuel tank and mountings for condition

C) Explain bad weather fuel measures

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

SECURITY OF VEHICLE AND CONTENTS

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) 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - CO2 Powder

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

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