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10 Tyres, wheels and hubs

10-1 Tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards

Requirements

  What the Transport Agency expects of you How the Transport Agency will assess your performance
10.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You thoroughly inspect all tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, taking into account technical information 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.
10.1.2
Technical competence

You are competent in all technical aspects relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards.

This means you are competent in:

  • the assessment of tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards and their assessment
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards, and
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • ask questions to check your competence relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards and the assessment of tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • 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 tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards.

10.1.3
Technical equipment

You have:

  • a tyre tread depth gauge
  • jacks or other suitable equipment to lift wheels off the ground.

The equipment is in good condition and working order.

The Transport Agency will inspect your technical equipment.

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10.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You do not thoroughly inspect all tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards 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 tyre or wheel is badly damaged
  • a tyre has no tread
  • a hub is not securely attached to the vehicle
  • the tyres on the same axle are of different sizes.

You do not thoroughly inspect all tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards 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:

  • one incorrect tyre is fitted (eg a space-saver tyre)
  • there is damage to a tyre or wheel that could compromise the safe operation of the vehicle
  • two or more tyres have non-complying tread depth (but are not bald)
  • a new tyre that is required to comply with an approved tyre standard did not comply, or cannot be demonstrated to have complied, with an approved standard at the time the tyre was manufactured
  • a retreaded tyre that is required to comply with an approved retread tyre standard did not comply, or cannot be demonstrated to have complied, with an approved standard at the time the tyre was retreaded.

You do not thoroughly inspect all tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards 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:

  • one tyre has non-complying tread depth (but is not bald)
  • the tyres on the front axle, although matched, are not of the same constructuion as the tyres on the rear axle
  • a temporary-use (space-saver) tyre that is required to comply with an approved temporary-use tyre standard did not comply, or cannot be demonstrated to have complied, with an approved standard at the time the tyre was manufactured
  • the tyre load ratings are more than two load indexes different.

You thoroughly inspect all tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards and correctly determine whether they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

10.1.2
Technical competence

You demonstrate:

  • little or no competence in the technical aspects relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards, 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 tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards and their assessment
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards.

You demonstrate:

  • some competence in the technical aspects relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards, 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 some gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards and their assessment
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards.

You demonstrate:

  • adequate competence in the technical aspects relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards, or
  • a level of competence that is unlikely to 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 tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards.

You can demonstrate comprehensive competence in the technical aspects relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards.

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

  • the assessment of tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing tyres, wheels, hubs, axles and mudguards.
10.1.3
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.