DVS Progressive Safety System

The DVS Scheme in London is becoming the Progressive Safety System (PSS) in October 2024.

This means the safety requirements for HGV’s over 12 tonnes will require new standards incorporating the latest technology.

The first thing you need to do is to check the current DVS rating of your fleet.

You can do that by clicking [here].

If your star rating is 3 or above you can go ahead and apply for the PSS from June 2024 onwards.

Any vehicles below 3 stars need to have their equipment upgraded and be registered before their DVS permits expire in October 2024.

Please do not delay in booking in your upgrades as when the DVS scheme came in in 2021 demand far outstripped supply and engineering resource.

Existing and new clients alike, please check the ratings of your vehicles that work in London so we can get them booked in, in plenty of time for you.

Here are the 7 main requirements directly from the TFL website:

Progressive Safe System summary

Requirement 1: A Camera Monitoring System (CMS) must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle, to eliminate the remaining blind spot at the nearside. A CMS can also be used as an alternative to fitting Class V and VI mirrors.
Our guidance states that an additional CMS does not need to be fitted where one already exists in the vehicle, or where the vehicle meets the standards set out in UNECE Regulations 151 and 159. This will apply where the same safety benefits are achieved, and may include a CMS fitted to replace mirrors, or as part of a Blind Spot Information System.
We recommend that installers consider where to install cameras based on the size of blind spot that needs to be covered and to avoid causing an external projection that may come into contact with someone adjacent to the vehicle. In many cases, a mounting height above two metres may be appropriate but installers should consider the context of the specific vehicle.

Requirement 2: Class V and VI mirrors, or a CMS that replaces the mirrors, or a combination of both, must be fitted to the front and nearside of the vehicle.

Requirement 3: A Blind Spot Information System must ensure full coverage down the nearside of rigid vehicles to detect vulnerable road users. They must not activate in relation to roadside furniture or stationary vehicles. This aims to prevent left turn collisions.

Requirement 4: A Moving Off Information System (MOIS) must be fitted to the front of a vehicle to warn the driver of the presence of a vulnerable road user and prevent collisions at the front blind spot zone when a vehicle moves off from rest.

Requirement 5: Side under- run protection must be fitted to both sides of the vehicle, except where this would not be practicable.

Requirement 6: Audible warnings must be fitted to provide an adequate warning to vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left, or right for left-hand drive vehicles. This makes sure that all vehicles can warn of an intended manoeuvre.

Requirement 7: External warning signage must be displayed on vehicles to provide clear visual warning of the hazards around the vehicle. Our operator’s guidance sets out that this must be clearly legible.