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List of changes

VIRM: In-service certification (WoF and CoF) amendment – effective from 28 April 2014

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General vehicles

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarification relating to headlamp pairs consisting of a symmetric and an asymmetric headlamp
  • Clarify Rfr 15. b) to better reflect the law. ie change from "different in colour intensity" to "not approximately equal in colour or intensity" (Note 1).

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Add allowable tyre combination to Table 10-1-3 Tyre interchangeability (mostly relevant to heavy vehicles), and reference tables in RfRs.  

13-2 Fuel system

  • Clarified allowable corrosion damage around fuel tank mountings.

Heavy vehicles

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarification relating to headlamp pairs consisting of a symmetric and an asymmetric headlamp.
  • Clarify Rfr 15. b) to better reflect the law. ie change from "different in colour intensity" to "not approximately equal in colour or intensity" (Note 1).

12-5 HV 5th wheel or ball coupling for towing a semi-trailer

  • Clarify that certification label/plate is only required for a ball-type coupling.
  • Clarify that a 5th wheel operator statement of compliance (Form 4085A) may be obtained from a CoF inspecting organisation).

13-2 Fuel system

  • Clarified allowable corrosion damage around fuel tank mountings.

14-1 Load anchorages

  • Clarify in Table 14-1-1 when repairs or modifications affecting load anchorages have to be certified.

Light PSVs

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarification relating to headlamp pairs consisting of a symmetric and an asymmetric headlamp. \
  • Clarify Rfr 15. b) to better reflect the law. ie change from "different in colour intensity" to "not approximately equal in colour or intensity" (Note 1).

6-2 PSV doors and doorways

  • Amended Note 3 relating to power-operated doors, to clarify direct line of sight, and to introduce Technical Bulletin (CoF) 5.

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Add allowable tyre combination to Table 10-1-3 Tyre interchangeability (mostly relevant to heavy vehicles), and reference tables in RfRs.

Heavy PSVs

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarification relating to headlamp pairs consisting of a symmetric and an asymmetric headlamp.
  • Clarify Rfr 15. b) to better reflect the law. ie change from "different in colour intensity" to "not approximately equal in colour or intensity" (Note 1).

6-2 PSV doors and doorways

  • Amended Note 3 relating to power-operated doors, to clarify direct line of sight, and to introduce Technical Bulletin (CoF) 5.
14-1 Load anchorages
  • Clarify in Table 14-1-1 when repairs or modifications affecting load anchorages have to be certified.

Motorcycles

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Added reason for rejection relating to inappropriate tyre fitments such as car tyres fitted to class LC motorcycles.
  • Deleted Table 10-1-3 on tyre interchangeability (not relevant to motorcycles).

13-2 Fuel system

  • Clarified allowable corrosion damage around fuel tank mountings.
General trailers
7-1 Tyres and wheels
  • Add allowable tyre combination to Table 7-1-2 Tyre interchangeability (mostly relevant to heavy vehicles), and reference tables in RfRs.

Heavy trailers

8-6 HV 5th wheel or ball coupling for towing a semi-trailer

  • Clarify that certification label/plate is only required for a ball-type coupling
  • Clarify that a 5th wheel operator statement of compliance (Form 4085A) may be obtained from a CoF inspecting organisation).

8-7 HV kingpin or socket coupling for towing a semi-trailer

  • Clarify that certification label/plate is only required for a ball-type coupling.

10-1 Load anchorages

  • Clarify in Table 10-1-2 when repairs or modifications affecting load anchorages have to be certified.

Technical bulletins (CoF)

Technical bulletin 5: Power-operated door test procedure

  • New bulletin added to prescribe the PSV power-operated door test procedure.
Note 1

This change will also be made to all other relevant lamps that are fitted in a pair. This involves changes to the majority of lamps in the lighting sections, so these changes are not specifically listed here. The VIRM web pages will still highlight this change and be dated as part of this amendment.