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2 Vehicle exterior

2-1 External projections

Requirements

  What the Transport Agency expects of you How the Transport Agency will assess your performance
2.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You thoroughly inspect all documents or vehicles and correctly determine that they comply with all Transport Agency requirements, taking into account technical information provided by the Transport Agency such as the VIRM: Entry certification and the VIRM: In-service certification.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • observe you at work
  • inspect the external projections of vehicles which you have certified
  • inspect inspection and certification documents you use and complete
  • inspect information that staff enter into the Transport Agency’s computer system.
2.1.2
Technical competence

You are competent in all technical aspects relating to external projections, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards. This means you are competent in:

  • the assessment of external projections
  • legal requirements (including Transport Agency requirements) relating to external projections and the assessment of external projections
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to external projections
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing external projections.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • ask questions to check your competence relating to external projections and the assessment of external projections
  • observe you at work
  • inspect the vehicles and components which you have certified
  • inspect your Training record.

The Transport Agency may administer a short test on external projections and the assessment of external projections.

2.1.3
Technical equipment

You have:

  • a tape measure.

The equipment is in good condition and working order.

The Transport Agency will inspect your technical equipment.

Scores

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2.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You do not thoroughly inspect all components or correctly determine whether the external projections comply with all legal 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 protruding object or fitting is not securely attached and is likely to fall off the vehicle
  • an ornamental object or fitting protrudes in such a way that it is likely to injure a person or significantly affect the driver’s vision or control
  • a component of a motor vehicle, including a body panel, is damaged, corroded or exposed such that it is likely to hook a vehicle, or hook or graze a person.

You do not thoroughly inspect all components or correctly determine whether the external projections comply with all legal requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

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

For example:

  • a component of a motor vehicle, including a body panel, is damaged, corroded or exposed such that it may hook a vehicle, or hook or graze a person
  • a vehicle that is required to comply with an approved external projections 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 components or correctly determine whether the external projections comply with all legal 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 protruding object or fitting that has a functional purpose has an unnecessarily wide gap between the object or fitting and the vehicle.

You thoroughly inspect all components and correctly determine whether the external projections comply with all legal requirements, including approved vehicle standards.

2.1.2
Technical competence

You demonstrate:

  • little or no competence in the technical aspects relating to external projections, 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 external projections
  • the legal requirements (including Transport Agency requirements) relating to external projections
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to external projections
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing external projections.

You demonstrate:

  • some competence in the technical aspects relating to external projections, 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 external projections
  • the legal requirements (including Transport Agency requirements) relating to external projections
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to external projections
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing external projections.

You demonstrate:

  • adequate competence in the technical aspects relating to external projections, 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 external projections
  • the legal requirements (including Transport Agency requirements) relating to external projections
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to external projections
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing external projections.

You can demonstrate comprehensive competence in the technical aspects relating to external projections, including their compliance with approved vehicle standards.

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

  • the assessment of external projections
  • the legal requirements (including Transport Agency requirements) relating to external projections
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to external projections
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing external projections.
2.1.3
Technical equipment

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.