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VIRM: In-service certification update –
effective 1 July 2014

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Introduction

Intro 2 Overview of the manual

  • General re-write to better reflect the online manual as it still largely reflected the old hardcopy manual.

Intro 3-8 Issuing the WoF or CoF label - evidence of vehicle inspection

  • Changes to reflect the new WoF expiry dates coming into effect for WoFs issued from 1 July 2014.
  • Includes information about variable CoF for vehicles for which NZTA has specified a CoF frequency other than 6 months.
  • Notes added to reflect the importance to find out the correct WoF/CoF expiry date before issuing the label.

Intro 5 Inspection premises and equipment

  • Added recently approved brake testers to the WoF and CoF lists for approved brake testers.

General vehicles

GV 4-4 Daytime running lamps

  • Removed impractical requirement for candela for LE class vehicles.

GV 7-3 Head restraints

  • Clarified that rear head restraints may be removed.

GV 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages

  • Added Note 20 to clarify that some vehicles require webbing clamp seatbelts with reference in the RfRs.

Heavy vehicles

HV 4-4 Daytime running lamps

  • Removed impractical requirement for candela for LE class vehicles.

HV 7-3 Head restraints

  • Clarified that rear head restraints may be removed.

Light PSVs

LPSV 4-4 Daytime running lamps

  • Removed impractical requirement for candela for LE class vehicles.

LPSV 6-2 PSV doors and doorways

  • Clarify when a device warning that a door is open must operate.

LPSV 7-3 Head restraints

  • Clarified that rear head restraints may be removed.

LPSV 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages

  • Added Note 20 to clarify that some vehicles require webbing clamp seatbelts with reference in the RfRs.

LPSV 16-1 Transport service licence

  • Add TSL requirements for light vehicle recovery service vehicles.

Heavy PSVs

HPSV 2-3 Heavy vehicle equipment

  • Remove section about outriggers, not relevant to heavy PSVs.

HPSV 4-4 Daytime running lamps

  • Removed impractical requirement for candela for LE class vehicles.

HPSV 6-2 PSV doors and doorways

  • Clarify when a device warning that a door is open must operate.

HPSV 6-3 PSV entry and exit steps, ramps and hoists

  • Clarify in note at top of page which requirements apply to PSVs that comply with UN/ECE standards.

HPSV 7-3 Head restraints

  • Clarified that rear head restraints may be removed.

HPSV 14-1 Load anchorages

  • Removed section for load anchorages, not relevant to heavy PSVs.

Motorcycles

MC 4-4 Daytime running lamps

  • Removed impractical requirement for candela for motorcycles, including class LE vehicles.

MC 13-1 Engine and transmission

  • Clarified that addition of turbo charger etc always requires LVV certification, to align with requirements for general vehicles.

Technical bulletins (CoF)

TB (CoF) 1 Expiry dates recorded on ID label/plate and HVS certificate (LT400)

  • Correction to remove expiry dates for towbars, to align with the requirements in section 12-2.