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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF only) update –
effective 14 October 2013

List of changes

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Section Change description

Introduction

3-3 Establishing whether the vehicle requires a WoF or CoF

  • Clarify under 3.3.2.6. that heavy motorhomes with an original GVM not exceeding 3750kg only qualify for WoF if they were registered as motorhomes before 1 January 1992.
  • Under 3.3.2., add all-terrain vehicles to the table so that those that require a WoF only need to meet requirements as far as practicable for design and type (they will be inspected under the Unclassified vehicles section).

3-4 Establishing whether the vehicle may be inspected for a WoF or CoF

  • Amend table to clarify that any all-terrain vehicle does not require entry certification and may therefore be inspected for WoF.
3-8 Issuing the WoF or CoF label evidence of vehicle inspection
  • Clarify how to calculate WoF/CoF expiry dates for vehicles that have been issued with pink or green stickers or that have had their WoF, CoF or temporary permit revoked.
  • Clarify that a WoF, CoF or temporary permit DOES NOT cease to be current where the vehicle is issued with a ‘G2’ green sticker.

6 Appointments

  • 'Three years recent relevant work experience' - 'recent' deleted
  • 'five years continuously' changed to 'five years cumulatively'.
Section Change description

General vehicles

1-1 VIN and chassis number

  • Clarify the process for dealing with a vehicle that had its VIN or chassis number tampered with.

2-1 External projections

  • In the modification table, add new requirements for A-frames fitted to vehicles that are required to comply with frontal impact.
3-1 Structure (incl frontal impact)
  • In the modification table, add new requirements for A-frames fitted to vehicles that are required to comply with frontal impact.

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

  • Add new Note 5 to clarify that seat covers over seats with integrated airbags are allowed.
8-1 Service brake and parking brake
  • Under performance, add new Note 4 to refer to Technical bulletin 10, which covers specific brake test procedures for specific vehicles to avoid vehicle damage.

9-1 Steering and suspension systems

  • RfR 13, refer to Technical bulletin 9 on leaking/misting shock absorbers.
  • In modification table, clarify that springs and spring seats must not be height-adjustable by any means (unless OE).
Section Change description

Motorcycles

9-1 Steering and suspension systems

  • RfR 4, refer to Technical bulletin 9 on leaking/misting shock absorbers.
Section Change description

General trailer

5-1 Service brake, parking brake, emergency brake and breakaway brake
  • Note 5 added to clarify process for dealing with a trailer that has a laden weight of 2000kg or less when presented (usually without a load), but is likely to have a laden weight greater than 2000kg when carrying its normal load (such as a boat, car or horse trailer).

6-1 Steering and suspension systems

  • RfR 7, refer to Technical bulletin 9 on leaking/misting shock absorbers.
8-1 Light trailer drawbar and kingpin
  • Note 2 added to clarify process for dealing with a trailer that has a laden weight of 2000kg or less when presented (usually without a load), but is likely to have a laden weight greater than 2000kg when carrying its normal load (such as a boat, car or horse trailer).
  • Note 3 added to provide information for helping identify maximum strength of trailer safety chains and shackles.
  • Add to RfR 4 that a missing or significantly corroded coupling locking pin must result in a fail.
Section Change description

Forklifts

9-1 Steering and suspension systems

  • RfR 14, refer to Technical bulletin 9 on leaking/misting shock absorbers.
Section Change description

Tractors

9-1 Steering and suspension systems

  • RfR 13, refer to Technical bulletin 9 on leaking/misting shock absorbers.
Section Change description

Unclassified vehicles

Introduction

  • Add all-terrain vehicles to the list of vehicles inspected under this section.

9-1 Steering and suspension systems

  • RfR 14, refer to Technical bulletin 9 on leaking/misting shock absorbers.
Section Change description

Technical bulletins

Technical bulletin 9 Shock absorbers – misting vs excessive leakage

  • New Technical bulletin 9 providing guidance for assessing shock absorber leakage (previously covered in WoF news 17).

Technical bulletin 10 Brake test procedures for specific vehicles

  • New Technical bulletin 10 providing specific procedures for testing brakes on certain vehicles, eg BMWs with electro-mechanical parking brakes, to avoid damaging the vehicle.