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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF and CoF) amendment
– effective 1 April 2021

List of changes

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Change description

Introduction

7 Definitions and abbreviations

LVV plate definition updated to include electronic data plates.

8 Sample certification documents

Sample image of the new electronic LVV plate

General vehicles

3-1 Structure

Detail added about when a vehicle with an added snorkel should be LVV certified or not.

4-1 Headlamps

Rfr 13e and Note 8 updated. Vehicles should be failed if they have a headlamp HID or LED conversion kit. – They bring the headlamp out of standards compliance by producing poor beam patterns and light that is far too bright to be safe.

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Figure 4-2-1 updated to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip.

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

Content added to note 6 about LVV plate info not matching when seats are removed.

10-1 Tyres and wheels

Note 6 updated to explain that the vehicle inspector should check with the tyre manufacturer for intended use if they are unsure whether a tyre is a winter tyre or not.

Heavy vehicles

4-1 Headlamps

See general vehicles.

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

See general vehicles.

8-1 Service brake, parking brake and heavy vehicle emergency brake

  • Wheelbase modifications completed prior to 1/04/2021 that do not have HVEK certification for a wheelbase change may be passed for CoF but must have HVEK certification completed before the next CoF. Notes must be recorded showing the completion of this inspection and actions needed to be taken before next CoF.
  • Any vehicles presented for inspection 1 year after 01/04/2022 will not pass for CoF without the correct certification.
  • All vehicles presented for first time entry compliance must meet the requirements for HVEK certification immediately.

10-3 Mudguards

  • Two new reasons for rejection introduced with   regard to mudguards on logging trucks to align with the Land Transport Rule:   Vehicle Equipment 2004.
  • New image added to assist vehicle inspectors   with mudguard requirements

Light PSVs

4-1 Headlamps

See general vehicles.

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

See general vehicles.

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

See general vehicles.

10-1 Tyres and wheels

See general vehicles.

Heavy PSVs

4-1 Headlamps

See general vehicles.

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

See general vehicles.

10-3 Mudguards

See heavy vehicles.

Motorcycles

4-1 Headlamps

Content modified to align with general vehicles in regard to HID and LED requirements.

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Figure 4-2-1 updated to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip.

8-1 Brakes

LVV certification is required on motorcycles that are allowed to have ABS disabled.

Heavy trailers

3-1 Structure

See heavy vehicle rust heave changes.

5-1 Service brake, parking brake, emergency brake and breakaway brake

See heavy vehicles

7-3 Mudguards

New image added to assist vehicle inspectors with mudguard requirements (same image as heavy vehicles 10-3)

Forklifts

4-1 Headlamps

See motorcycles

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Figure 4-2-1 updated to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip.

Tractors

4-1 Headlamps

See motorcycles

Unclassified vehicles

4-1 Headlamps

See motorcycles

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Figure 4-2-1 updated to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip.

Technical bulletins (general)

13 Acceptable overseas proof of modification

2018/858 is an acceptable code that has been introduced in Europe. It is used in the same way as the 2007/46 code.

Technical bulletins (CoF)

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

  • 1a updated to ‘towing connections’ to provide   consistency across the VIRM
  • 1b regarding Towbar rated over 200kg deleted   as no longer relevant (recertification should have occurred).

2 OEM wheel RIM options

Email address added to request Waka Kotahi to add new content to, or update, the page.