LGV Show me, Tell Me Questions and Answers

As part of the HGV practical test for both the Class C HGV licence and the Class C+E LGV licence, you will have to answer a couple of questions regarding the safety of the vehicle. You should learn the answers for the following questions as these are probable questions in the HGV driving test:

  • Show me how you would check that all doors including cargo doors are secure.
  • Show me how you would check for air leaks on this vehicle.
  • Tell me the main safety factors involved in loading this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the reflectors on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the windscreen & windows on this vehicle.
  • Show me how you would check the condition of the mudguards on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check your tyres to ensure that they are correctly inflated, have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the windscreen wipers on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the body is safe on this vehicle.
  • Show me how you would check for the correct air pressure on this vehicle.
  • Identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.
  • Show me how you would check the wheel nuts are secure on this vehicle.
  • Show me how you would check the operation (specify horn, warning device for reversing) of the audible warning devices on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the suspension on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working.
  • Identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.
  • Show me how you would check that the headlamps, sidelights & tail lights are working.
  • Show me how you would replace the tachograph disc on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would operate the loading mechanism on this vehicle (vehicle specific i.e. Tail Lift).
  • Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working.
  • Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.
  • Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
  • Tell me how you would check your tyres to ensure that they are correctly inflated, have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
  • Show me what instrument checks you would make before and after starting the engine on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the windscreen wipers on this vehicle.
  • Identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.
  • Show me how you would check that the wheel nuts are secure on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the windscreen & windows on this vehicle.
  • Tell me the main safety factors involved in loading this vehicle.
  • Show me where the first aid equipment is kept on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the body is safe on this vehicle.
  • Show me how you would replace the tachograph disc on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would operate the loading mechanism on this vehicle (Vehicle specific. eg. Tail Lift).
  • Show me how you would check that the wheel nuts are secure on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the windscreen wipers on this vehicle.
  • Show me how you would check that all doors including cargo doors are secure.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the reflectors on this vehicle.
  • Show me how you would check the condition of the mudguards on this vehicle.
  • Tell me how you would check the condition of the suspension on this vehicle.
  • Show me what instrument checks you would make before and after starting the engine on this vehicle.
  • Tell me the main safety factors involved in loading this vehicle.
  • Show me how you would check for air leaks on this vehicle.

You can find the answers to these show me, tell me questions here.


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