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6 Entrance and exit

6-1 Door and hinged panel retention systems

Requirements

  What the Transport Agency expects of you How the Transport Agency will assess your performance
6.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You thoroughly inspect all door and hinged panel retention systems and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, taking into account all technical information including that provided by the Transport Agency such as the VIRM: Entry certification.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • observe you at work
  • inspect vehicles which you have certified
  • inspect inspection and certification documents you use and complete
  • inspect information you enter into the Transport Agency computer system.

The Transport Agency may:

  • take into account outcomes from complaints and random re-inspections since your last review.
6.1.2
Technical competence

You are competent in all technical aspects relating to door and hinged panel retention systems.

This means you are competent in:

  • the assessment of door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to door and hinged panel retention systems and the assessment of door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing door and hinged panel retention systems.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • ask questions to check your competence relating to door and hinged panel retention systems and the assessment of door and hinged panel retention systems
  • observe you at work
  • inspect inspection and certification documents you use and complete
  • inspect your Training record.

The Transport Agency may administer a short test on door and hinged panel retention systems.

6.1.3
Technical equipment

You have:

  • a hand-held inspection lamp, and
  • a tape measure.

The equipment is in good condition and working order.

The Transport Agency will inspect your technical equipment.

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6.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You do not thoroughly inspect all door and hinged panel retention systems and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

The area of non-compliance is likely to compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

For example:

  • a door or hinged panel is not securely attached to the vehicle and is at immediate risk of falling off
  • a door used for entrance and exit cannot be opened
  • a door cannot be opened from the inside (unless an original child lock is activated)
  • a door or hinged panel does not lock securely or does not remain locked securely in service.

You do not thoroughly inspect all door and hinged panel retention systems and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

The area of non-compliance may compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

For example:

  • a door or hinged panel is insecurely attached, but not at immediate risk of falling off
  • a door used for entrance and exit requires considerable force to open
  • a vehicle that is required to comply with an approved door retention system standard did not comply, or cannot be demonstrated to have complied, with an approved standard at the time the vehicle was manufactured.

You do not thoroughly inspect all door and hinged panel retention systems and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

The area of non-compliance is unlikely to compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

For example:

  • a door shows minor wear in its hinge pins, indicated by a slight lowering of the door on opening.

You thoroughly inspect all door and hinged panel retention systems and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

6.1.2
Technical competence

You demonstrate:

  • little or no competence in the technical aspects relating to door and hinged panel retention systems,including their compliance with approved vehicle standards, or
  • a level of competence that is likely to compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

This means there are significant gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing door and hinged panel retention systems.

You demonstrate:

  • little or no competence in the technical aspects relating to door and hinged panel retention systems,including their compliance with approved vehicle standards, or
  • a level of competence that is likely to compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

This means there are some gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing door and hinged panel retention systems.

You demonstrate:

  • some competence in the technical aspects relating to door and hinged panel retention systems, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards, or
  • a level of competence that may compromise the safety of vehicle occupants or other road users.

This means there are minor gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing door and hinged panel retention systems.

You can demonstrate comprehensive competence in the technical aspects relating to door and hinged panel retention systems, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards.

This means you can demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of, and skills in:

  • the assessment of door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to door and hinged panel retention systems
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing door and hinged panel retention systems.
6.1.3
Technical equipment

Not all of the specified equipment is available. Where equipment is available, some or all of it is not in working order.

All specified equipment is available and in working order, but some or all of it is in poor condition.

All specified equipment is available, in working order and in at least adequate condition.

All specified equipment is available and in good condition and working order.