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Bus licence classes C and F
Schedules 3 and 4 for motor coaches

Motor-coach operators have a second inspection process available to them.

The requirements allow the operator to select either the regular bus-inspec­tion process using Schedule 2, as described above, which requires the driver to verify there are no under-vehicle defects, or inspect the bus using a two-stage inspection process.

Under the two-stage process, the driver conducts an inspection of the coach using Schedule 3. A Schedule 3 inspection is similar to that of a Schedule 2 but omits the under-vehicle inspection require­ments for the driver. The Schedule 3 inspection is also valid for 24 hours. As with a Schedule 2 inspection, the driver is required to examine and observe the condition of the vehicle during the day or trip.

A Schedule 3 inspection is only valid when the coach has also had a Schedule 4 inspection. A Schedule 4 inspection is conducted by a coach technician and beginning July 1, 2018 is valid for 30 days or 12,000 kilometres, whichever comes last. It consists of a detailed under-vehicle inspection and must be kept in the vehicle.

Outside inspection

  • Headlights (low and high beams), turn signals, parking and clearance lights
  • Windshield and wipers
  • Engine compartment: fluid levels, wiring, belts, hoses and hydraulic brake-fluid leaks (if so equipped)
  • Tires
  • Wheels, hubs and fasteners
  • Exhaust system (check for leaks)
  • Stop, tail and hazard lights
  • Emergency exits
  • Entrance door
  • Body condition and frame
  • Fuel system (tank, cap and check for leaks)
  • Coupling devices, if applicable
  • Cargo securement
  • Dangerous goods, if present
  • Suspension system
  • Air brakes for audible air leaks and push rod travel
  • Inspection stickers

Inside inspection

  • Steering wheel (for excessive freeplay)
  • Brake pedal reserve and fade
  • Brake booster operation
  • Brake-failure warning light
  • Parking brake operation
  • Brake air-pressure or vacuum gauge
  • Warning signal, low air-pressure/vacuum gauge
  • Turn indicator and hazard lights, switch and pilot
  • Interior lights
  • Windshield washer and wipers
  • Windshield and windows
  • Mirrors, adjustment and condition
  • Defroster and heaters
  • Horn Driver’s seatbelt and seat security
  • Emergency equipment
  • Emergency exits
  • Driver controls (accelerator pedal, clutch and required gauges)
  • Passenger compartment (stanchion padding, damaged steps or floor, damaged or insecure overhead luggage rack or compartment)
  • Check accessibility/mobility devices and safety restraints, if applicable

Note: If the vehicle (other than a motor coach) is being used as a school purposes vehicle, the daily inspection used will be the one here.