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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF and CoF) amendment
– effective 1 November 2018

List of changes

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General vehicles

3-1 Structure

  • Clarification around the definition of a bumper bar including new Figure 3-1-3

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarifications around retrofitting headlamps and standards
  • New Rfr and Sol to align with rule where a lamp comprises an array of light sources (eg LEDs), it is a fail if fewer than 75% of these operate.
  • Some re-ordering or Rfrs into a Modification section
  • Rfr 18 reworded to clarify that retrofitted headlamps must be fitted in pairs

4-9 End-outline marker lamps

  • New notes added regarding the treatment of original equipment

4-13 Rear reflectors

  • A rearward facing reflector must reflect light as red

4-15 Other lighting

  • Section renamed from ‘Cosmetic lamps’
  • Specifications around work lamp switches and circuits
  • Two new Rfrs regarding forward-facing reflectors
  • Table 4-15-1. Lamps that are not cosmetic lamps: Reflective material, work lamps, scene lamps and alley lamps removed from ‘Other lighting equipment not requiring inspection’
  • Definitions added to Note 1

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Update to include further examples of fail items when tyre information is removed or concealed, including extra images

11-1 Exhaust system

  • Clarification in Note 6 and Note 7 about wastegates and silenced exhaust systems

13-5 Electric and hybrid electrical systems

  • Specialist certification is always required for changes to the high voltage electrical system

Heavy vehicles

3-1 Structure

  • Clarification that modification to the occupant protection structure of a cab require HVS certification unless those modifications are type approved

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarifications around retrofitting headlamps and standards
  • New Rfr and Sol to align with rule where a lamp comprises an array of light sources (eg LEDs), it is a fail if fewer than 75% of these operate.
  • Some re-ordering or Rfrs into a Modification section
  • Rfr 18 reworded to clarify that retrofitted headlamps must be fitted in pairs

4-9 End-outline marker lamps

  • New notes added regarding the treatment of original equipment

4-15 Other lighting

  • Section renamed from ‘Cosmetic lamps’
  • Specifications around work lamp switches and circuits
  • Two new Rfrs regarding forward-facing reflectors
  • Table 4-15-1. Lamps that are not cosmetic lamps: Reflective material, work lamps, scene lamps and alley lamps removed from ‘Other lighting equipment not requiring inspection’
  • Definitions added to Note 1

13-5 Electric and hybrid electrical systems

  • Specialist certification is always required for changes to the high voltage electrical system

Light passenger service vehicles

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarifications around retrofitting headlamps and standards
  • New Rfr and Sol to align with rule where a lamp comprises an array of light sources (eg LEDs), it is a fail if fewer than 75%  of these operate.
  • Some re-ordering or Rfrs into a Modification section
  • Rfr 18 reworded to clarify that retrofitted headlamp  must be fitted in pairs

4-9 End-outline marker lamps

  • New notes added regarding the treatment of original equipment

4-13 Rear reflectors

  • A rearward facing reflector must reflect light as red

4-15 Other lighting

  • Section renamed from ‘Cosmetic lamps’
  • Specifications around work lamp switches and circuits
  • Two new Rfrs regarding forward-facing reflectors
  • Table 4-15-1. Lamps that are not cosmetic lamps: Reflective material, work lamps, scene lamps and alley lamps removed from ‘Other lighting equipment not requiring inspection’
  • Definitions added to Note 1

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Update to include further examples of fail items when tyre information is removed or concealed

13-5 Electric and hybrid electrical systems

  • Specialist certification is always required for changes to the high voltage electrical system

Heavy passenger service vehicles

2-1 External projections

  • Roof racks on heavy PSVs do require specialist certification

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarifications around retrofitting headlamps and standards
  • New Rfr and Sol to align with rule where a lamp comprises an array of light sources (eg LEDs), it is a fail if fewer than 75% of these operate.
  • Some re-ordering or Rfrs into a Modification section
  • Rfr 18 reworded to clarify that retrofitted headlamps must be fitted in pairs

4-9 End-outline marker lamps

  • New notes added regarding the treatment of original equipment

4-13 Rear reflectors

  • A rearward facing reflector must reflect light as red

4-15 Other lighting

  • Section renamed from ‘Cosmetic lamps’
  • Specifications around work lamp switches and circuits
  • Two new Rfrs regarding forward-facing reflectors
  • Table 4-15-1. Lamps that are not cosmetic lamps: Reflective material, work lamps, scene lamps and alley lamps removed from ‘Other lighting equipment not requiring inspection’
  • Definitions added to Note 1

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

  • Clarification around when HVS certification may be required

13-5 Electric and hybrid electrical systems

  • Specialist certification is always required for changes to the high voltage electrical system

Motorcycles

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarifications around retrofitting headlamps and standards
  • New Rfr and Sol to align with rule where a lamp comprises an array of light sources (eg LEDs), it is a fail if fewer than 75% of these operate.

4-15 Other lighting

  • Section renamed from ‘Cosmetic lamps’
  • Specifications around work lamp switches and circuits
  • Table 4-15-1. Lamps that are not cosmetic lamps: Reflective material, work lamps, scene lamps and alley lamps removed from ‘Other lighting equipment not requiring inspection’
  • Definitions added to Note 1

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Update to include further examples of fail items when tyre information is removed or concealed

13-5 Electric and hybrid electrical systems

  • New section added. Aligns the motorcycle section with general vehicles, heavy vehicles, LPSV, HPSV.

General trailers

7-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Update to include further examples of fail items when tyre information is removed or concealed

Heavy trailers

5-1 Brakes

  • New electric bakes subsection – class TC trailer with electric brakes must be HVEK certified
  • New Rfr 41: A trailer in a dedicated combination does not have a brake certification plate listing both vehicles’ VINs.

8-7 Heavy vehicle kingpin or socket coupling (for towing a semi-trailer)

  • New Rfr around presentation of the 4085B Operator statement of skidplate maintenance form

Technical bulletins (general)

13 Light bars

  • How to treat light bars when treated as headlamps, and how to treat them when fitted as work lamps