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Amendment dateReason for amendmentList of changes
10 April 2017

In this amendment:

  • clarification over how specialist repair certifiers should treat hail-damaged vehicles (and how to deal with written-off damaged vehicles, such as those that have been stolen and recovered or maliciously damaged)
  • clarification that an LT307 is not to be used for any written off vehicles
  • allow the border check damage flag to be removed if the specialist repair certifier is satisfied that the safety systems of the vehicle haven’t been affected and the damage is purely cosmetic.
10 April 2017 list of changes
7 October 2016
  • References to the LT307 added and the procedure for using it outlined
  • New requirement regarding door intrusion beams
  • Welding standards referenced
  • Changes to water damage deviation process and component replacement
  • Changes to Threshold for requiring repair certification to align with VIRM: Entry certification.
7 October 2016 List of changes
29 October 2013Amendment to water damaged vehicle file review and LT351W issue.

Cover letter

9-1 Water damage

1 October 2013
  • General amendment and clarifications
  • Addition of Fire damage section.

Additionally, three changes come into effect on 1 january 2014. These items have been delayed 3 months to give you an opportunity to set up or modify processes and to  purchase any equipment that you may need:

  • Requirement for notes to be entered in Landata against all vehicles that you inspect - This lines up with the Entry requirements, will give NZTA a better picture of what vehicles are being inspected and areas of damage, stop vehicles being shopped around between certifiers and assist certifiers when a vehicle is shifted between cities.
  • Certifiers to ensure the repairer is capable of carrying out the repair to the specified repair standard - This is currently required but not enforced and many of you already do this.  This has  been included to clarify that you as repair certifiers must ensure that the repairer has the knowledge, ability and equipment to carry out the repair according to the repair method issued.
  • Inclusion of a endoscope in the equipment specifications
1 October 2013 List of changes