Mobile cranes and the new road-worthiness rules

May 29, 2018
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Following changes to EU directives new rules came into force on 20th May 2018 which remove or modify previous exemptions from the requirement for annual roadworthiness tests for several categories of vehicle including specialised heavy vehicles, such as cranes, based on a HGV chassis.

The Construction Plant Association (CPA) have now published a technical information note explaining the new requirements for operators of mobile cranes mounted on conventional HGV chassis. You can download the information from the CPA’s website at:

Such vehicles will require an annual safety inspection in line with DVSA guidance and will receive a Ministry Plate on successful completion of the first test.