HGV Safety Permit (HSP)

Vehicles that do not meet a sufficient Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating to operate in London will be granted a HGV Safety Permit that has conditions requiring the vehicle meets a 'Safe System' of additional measures designed to increase safety and reduce road risk. These measures will be contained in ‘safe system permit conditions’ attached to the HGV Safety Permit (HSP) of all vehicles rated zero star in 2020 (from 2024, those rated two stars or below). Failure to implement the required measures will result in the vehicle being banned from working in Greater London.

What will the 'safe system' measures be?

A vehicle with a rating of zero stars will be required to fit all the following safety equipment and provide evidence to be able to apply for a HGV Safety Permit

  • Class V mirror shall be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle
  • Class VI mirror shall be fitted to the front of the vehicle
  • Side under-run protection shall be fitted to both sides of the vehicle (except where this is impractical or proves to be impossible)
  • External pictorial stickers and markings shall be displayed on vehicles to warn vulnerable road users of the hazards around the vehicle
  • A sensor system that alerts the driver to the presence of a vulnerable road user shall be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle
  • Audible vehicle manoeuvring warning shall be fitted to warn vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left
  • A fully operational camera monitoring system shall be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle

The FORS Silver standard covers the above requirements.

What can Dun-Bri Group do for you?

We can offer free technical support and guidance from our knowledgeable team on the products required to bring your vehicle in line with the new legislation. With thousands of auto-electrical products in stock we can offer fast next day delivery and should you require fitting of said goods then look no further. The Dun-Bri Fit team are qualified and experienced auto-electrical engineers who can fit, service and transplant equipment from and to your fleet. We can even make the fitting process even easier by preparing the goods for installation before they leave us. Our in house engineering team can produce wiring looms and harnesses.

Want to know more?

Check out the links below to see some of the products available from Dun-Bri Group or if you need any further information or guidance please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)1763 274185, visit your local branch, at sales@dun-bri.com.

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