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VIRM: Heavy vehicle specialist certification

1 October 2020

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SECTION

CHANGE DESCRIPTION

4-1 Chassis frame

  • This change is to clarify that only an OEM rail could be considered like for like (as per the Rule)

6-3 Seats and seat anchorages

  • Link to the in-service VIRM seats and seat anchorages section added, with instructions that that section must be   complied with

9-1 Drawbeams

  • From 1 October 2020, where a rating is not applicable ‘N/A’ must be stamped on the plate

9-2 Drawbars

  • From 1 October 2020, where a rating is not applicable ‘N/A’ must be stamped on the plate

9-3 Towbars

  • From 1 October 2020, where a rating is not applicable ‘N/A’ must be stamped on the plate

Technical bulletins

4 Modification thresholds for the Heavy Vehicle Brakes Rule

  • Wheelbase alteration removed from the ‘Modifications that do not require an LT400 by an HVEK’ table

16 Engineers’ responsibilities for modifications that may affect a heavy vehicle’s brakes

  • Clarification around allowed modifications