Documents: Defect Lists (Lists 1, 2, and 3)

Should the defect list be in the vehicle? Yes!

The defect list is mandatory and must always be in the vehicle when a driver performs their Safety Check.


The operator must:

  • place the applicable defect list in each heavy vehicle under their responsibility
  • ensure that the driver keeps it on board.

The driver must:

  • ensure that the applicable defect list for the heavy vehicle under their responsibility is on board the vehicle and remains there;
  • provide it to any peace officer upon request.

Reference link to access documentation:


Complete Safety Check Guide: Download the complete guide here.

List 1 (Heavy Vehicle): Download here.

List 2 (Bus): Download here.

List 3 (Coach): Download here.