15-Passenger Van
Inspection Checklist
Vehicle Operator
Date

Department
Phone _______________


OUTSIDE THE VAN
INSIDE THE VAN
1. Approach the van and look underneath for
8. Sit in the Operator’s seat to check

Excessive leaks

Horn

Loose parts

Windshield wipers and washer


Backup alarm, if your van has one
2. Check the suspension

All indicator lights and gauges

Is the van leaning to one side?


9. Make sure the Operator’s seat is not loose
3. Check for obvious damage to
and is properly adjusted for you

Windows

Can you reach floor pedals, steering wheel

Exterior light lens
and al other controls comfortably without

Wiper blades
straining?

4. Get in the van and turn on exterior lights.

Are you so close that your movement is
Are all exterior lights working properly?
restricted?
Front Rear Left side Right side

10. Inspect the front seat areas

5. Inspect the engine compartment. The engine

Are they clear of loose items and debris?
should be off with the keys in your pocket.

Keep the front seat area, dash, and floor

clear of clipboards, papers, trash, etc.
Check all fluid levels


Oil 
Radiator (when engine is cool)
11. Check all mirrors

Windshield wiper fluid

Are they clean? Can you see clearly?


Adjust each mirror to reduce blind spots as

Inspect al hoses and cable connections
much as possible
for excess wear

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Check fan belts for proper tension
12. Check the passenger area

Are fan belts frayed or cracked?

Is the interior lighting operational?


Are the seats secure and in good condition?
6. Use a gauge to check the tires for

Are the seats and floor clean?

Pressure

Are safety restraints out and accessible to

Tread depth
each passenger?

Are the hubcaps secure?


13. Before driving the van
7. When you’re finished inspecting outside the van

Adjust the steering wheel so the airbag is

Turn off the exterior lights
directed to your chest, not your face


Put on your safety restraint

Lock the doors

Make sure all passengers are buckled up

14. Never drive under the influence of

Alcohol

Il egal drugs
prescribed or OTC medication that impair your
ability to drive safely


15. Remember – you represent the Colorado School
of Mines when you’re driving a CSM vehicle

Observe al traffic rules and regulations

Drive carefully, safely, and courteously

16. List all passengers on the
back of this checklist.
Attachment F



Keep this checklist in the glove compartment of the van for the duration of your trip.