Vehicle Severities

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This article provides explains the concept of vehicle severities and how to create and use them within BigChange to prioritise and manage vehicle defects effectively.


Understanding Vehicle Severities

Vehicle severities refer to the severity levels assigned to a defect relating to a vehicle. These severity levels help prioritise and manage issues based on their impact on the vehicle's operation, safety, and performance. The severity levels typically include categories such as Critical, High, Medium, and Low.

By categorising issues into different severities, fleet managers, mechanics, or maintenance personnel can prioritise their tasks effectively.


Creating Severities in BigChange

To manage vehicle defects effectively, you can create severities within BigChange. This allows you to assign priorities to defects, linking them to answers at risk, and raising defects. To create a severity, follow these steps:

  1. Select the profile icon from the top menu, followed by Admin Settings.
  2. From the side menu, select “Vehicles”, followed by “Severities”, and then “Add”.


  • Give the severity a name, such as low, medium or high, and select a priority order before saving.


  • Repeat the process to create as many severities as you require.



Using Severities in Vehicle Check Worksheets

Severities can be used within Vehicle Check Worksheets to assign a level of severity to each question. This helps in determining which level of severity automatically raises a defect within BigChange.




Understanding and using vehicle severities in BigChange can significantly streamline your vehicle maintenance workflows. By assigning severity levels to defects, you can prioritise tasks based on their impact on vehicle safety and performance, ensuring that critical issues are addressed promptly.